Careers

It's your future


At The Marsh Academy we are committed to helping you with your career choice, whatever that may be.

We offer a comprehensive careers programme designed to introduce you to a range of future options and you will be supported every step of the way with a series of one-to-one and group sessions with teaching staff, a careers specialists and with our range of external partners from businesses and places of study.

Students in Years 10, 11 and Post-16 are offered a series of careers interviews with our dedicated Careers Advisor and appointments are also available on request. Whether you know exactly what you want to do after school or Post-16 or if you feel you have no idea, you will be supported to find solutions that are right for you.

We also offer a Careers Fair in which local and national employees come to speak to students about the world of work and the potential employment opportunities. We also ask business leaders and local employees to come in and give mock interviews to students as a way of preparing them for the real life situations they may face.  Additionally, we provide a range of opportunities for you to learn about different college and university courses, professions and apprenticeships through a programme of presentations, the UCAS Convention, our Careers Day and discussions with ex-students.

Tracking your progress

As a school, we use CXK as our provider of independent and impartial advice.  They keep a record of discussions with pupils, including information on your aspirations, goals, choices, and any changes to your journey. This is shared with the Careers Team in school with your consent.  School records will also track and monitor data on what Careers opportunities you have accessed, including information on visitors you have interacted with, visits to external sites, presentations you have been offered from other places of study or employment etc. Overall, our provision is monitored by the Tracker Tool which helps us to ensure we are meeting 8 government benchmarks known as the Gatsby Benchmarks, ensuring that we offer our students the very best career information and guidance.  This information, together, helps to inform our future planning for careers provision.

Further information

Our careers programme is available to view on the left hand side of this page.  However, parents, carers, students, employers and teachers can access the full details of our careers programme offer by contacting our Careers Team via the school (“Careers Team Contact Details” at the bottom of this page).

The school’s careers programme and policy will be reviewed and updated every July, ready for the new school year in September.

Our team is made up of experienced and qualified teaching staff who are appropriately trained and skilled in offering a wide, challenging and varied careers programme. 

Role Name Qualifications Contact Details
Career Co-ordinator Miss A Shaw BSc, PGCE

careers@marshacademy.org.uk

01797 364593
KMPF Progression Mentor Miss R Shearer BSc, PGCE, CCEG

 

We use Compass and Tracker to monitor our provision against the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.  These provide a basis on which we can amend, update and improve our Careers Provision Map in subsequent years, ensuring we are making progress towards delivering a full and broad careers offer to our students.  We also use Navigate which is a tracking and monitoring tool designed to follow each student's careers journey throughout the school.  Navigate allows us to monitor the impact of our Careers Provision on each student from years 7-13.

Management of provider access requests Opportunities for access

Our provision includes various opportunities for students to access a range of events. These are mainly integrated into the school’s careers programme and curriculum. These events are therefore delivered internally, with contribution from external providers where appropriate.

Procedure

Local providers are invited to key, relevant events. Any external providers wishing to request access should contact Miss A Shaw (careers@marshacademy.org.uk), our named Careers Coordinator, to identify the most suitable opportunity. The academy policy of safeguarding sets out the academy’s approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students.

Resources

Once visits have been agreed, the academy will provide appropriate rooming to facilitate the visit, along with any equipment requested by the provider, where it is available. Providers are welcome to provide a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature that will be made available to students in the 6th Form and/or KS3/4 libraries.

You can also find out about employment opportunities and salaries by using the LMI For All website. Click this link to find out more http://www.lmiforall.org.uk/widget/

 

 

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