Careers Programme

Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy is committed to providing all students in Years 7 to 13 with a programme of activities which are planned and coordinated with opportunities to measure learning outcomes. The careers programme is designed to meet the needs of all students at Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy. Just helping students to find ‘the right job’ has now been replaced with supporting students to be equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills and personal qualities to plan and manage their career progression through learning and work. The programme is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to the stages of career learning, planning and development.  The programme is also linked to the Academy Development Plan.

At Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy we work in partnership to help every student achieve their full potential and listed below is the student entitlement for careers.

Students are entitled to:

  • A Careers Education, Information and Guidance that meets professional standards of practice.
  • A careers programme that will raise aspiration, challenge stereotypes, and promote equality and diversity.
  • Support in making well informed and realistic decisions.
  • Access to impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of education and training options that are most likely to help students achieve their ambitions.
  • The Careers Adviser is available every Tuesday and Thursday: 3.00pm – 4.00pm for students and parents to make appointments for advice and guidance.

A Stable Careers Programme:

  • The careers programme is structured and updated by the Careers Advisor and a member of the Leadership Team. It is published and included on the academy website.
  • The programme is evaluated with feedback from all stakeholders. The careers programme has a supportive link from governor level, through the Senior Leadership Team.
  • A framework for the planning, monitoring, review, and delivery of the careers programme will be reviewed annually, using the quality standard for Careers Education and Guidance.
  • Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy will measure and assess the impact of its own careers programme using the Gatsby Benchmarks and the Compass and Tracker tool, as well as using our own internal evaluations, including the opinions of providers, students, staff, and parents.
  • Funding is allocated annually in the context of whole school priorities and particular needs for Careers Education, Information and Guidance.