The importance of careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG)
CEIAG is a priority at Trentham Academy. We believe all our students should be equipped with the information, knowledge and understanding needed to make informed decisions at key transition points in their school life and beyond. We take pride in our motto ‘Aspire Endeavour Achieve’ and the careers guidance received by students helps them to develop great aspirations for the future.
In 2017, the government launched its new careers strategy, placing the Gatsby Benchmarks at its heart. The Gatsby Foundation produced these new guidelines for careers provision following research by Sir John Holman to establish the best way to ensure young people in schools received the best careers education.
Please use the links below to see our careers policy and programme of study. If you would like to speak to the academy regarding careers provision, please contact Charlotte Ainsworth, Careers Leader, via the main office on 01782 883200 or by email email@example.com
|Firefly Careers Pages|
|Prom and Leavers Assembly|
|1. A stable careers programme||Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers and employers.|
|2. Learning from career and labour market information||Every pupil, and their parents, should have access to good-quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.|
|3. Addressing the needs of each pupil||Pupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.|
|4. Linking curriculum learning to careers||All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.|
|5. Encounters with employers and employees||Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.|
|6. Experiences of workplaces||Every pupil should have first-hand experiences* of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.|
|7. Encounters with further and higher education||All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.|
|8. Personal guidance||Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils but should be timed to meet their individual needs.|
This site has a quiz to help you to decide what might suit you. It also has detailed descriptions of hundreds of careers and the different routes you can follow to get there
This site allows you to compare colleges, universities and other post 16 and post 18 providers
On this site you can view videos about a range of different career areas
Another excellent site with videos and real stories to inspire your career choice
This government website has salary, skills, routes and details for many careers.
Parents can log into Firefly and read the parents’ information page for careers here.
For students who complete KS4 in 2016, 99% were in sustained education, employment or apprenticeships. This was significantly higher than the national proportion of 94%.
The information on this page will next be reviewed April 2020
Prom and Leavers Assembly
Year 11 Leavers’ Assembly: 23rd June 2020
Time to reminisce about your time at Trentham Academy! Attendance at the Leavers’ Assembly is by invite only and is your chance to have your shirts signed, say your final farewells and take some all-important pictures with your friends. Don’t forget your shirt, sharpies and cameras on this day. Leavers’ hoodies will also be given out during this Assembly and we ask that you attend wearing smart clothing. We do also ask that all students arrive promptly for the Leavers’ Assembly and ask that they leave the Academy premises in a timely fashion so normal Academy duties can resume.
If you do have any good quality uniform you would like to donate back to the Academy on this day, it would be very much appreciated by other families within our community.
Year 11 Prom: Friday 26th June 2020
Attendance at the Prom is not a right but a privilege to attend this celebratory event and if any student gives the Academy cause for concern in advance of the evening, permission to attend may be withdrawn and payments made will be lost. It is essential all students who participate in the evening represent the Academy in a respectful and responsible manner throughout the year.
We do stock a number of pre-used and brand new prom dresses / suits and accessories at the Academy. If you would be interested in discussing this further, please contact Mrs Barlow or Mrs Emanuelli on the Academy phone number and arrangements can be made.
This is a fantastic evening of celebration for all who attend and really is one of the highlights of the academic year!