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Our Schools

Feversham Nursery Undercliffe

For pupils

Careers Education

Queensbury Academy is committed to ensuring that all of our students have access to impartial careers advice and guidance. The Gatsby Benchmarks as listed below are embedded throughout the school’s careers provision.

  1. A stable careers programme.
  2. Learning from career and labour market information.
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil.
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers.
  5. Encounters with employers and employees.
  6. Experiences of workplaces.
  7. Encounters with further and higher education.
  8. Personal guidance. 

Our careers programme aims to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage students to consider a wide range of careers. It is designed to help students make informed decisions in years 9 and 11 and help prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

Throughout the careers programme student data is used to target cohorts of students in order to ensure that Students participate in activities specific to their needs and interests.

We work with a range of partners to deliver our careers programme, including Connnexions, The Careers and Enterprise Company and The Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.

Careers advice and guidance

Students and parents can also book 1:1 careers appointments with the school’s external Connexions Careers Advisor Amanda Rayner Sugden. The external Careers Advisor is complemented by the schools internal CEIAG Officer, Laura Wright who is available on a daily basis to work with students in school. Should you wish to arrange an interview with either member of staff please email Amanda.RaynerSugden@prospects.co.uk or Laura.wright@qa.fetrust.org.uk

Careers Library

The school careers library is situated on A floor within the school library. The Careers Library is open before school, during break and lunchtime time and after school until 4pm allowing students to explore our careers information online and in reference books, magazines and school information leaflets.

If you have any questions regarding our careers strategy, please contact our Careers Leader Laura Wright.

Queensbury Academy Careers Strategy

Key Stage 3

Year 7

·         Careers library introduction

·         Assembly on options 16+ – the different routes students can take

·         Assemblies from local employers

·         Labour market information assemblies

·         Bradford Manufacturing Weeks

·         Careers fair

Year 8

·         Introduction to University assembly

·         Introduction to apprenticeships talk

·         Assemblies from local employers

·         Labour market information assemblies

·         Bradford Manufacturing Weeks

·         Careers fair

Year 9

·         Assemblies from local employers

·         Labour market information assemblies

·         Bradford Manufacturing Weeks

·         Careers fair

·         University visit

·         1:1 careers guidance

·         IAG information evening for students and parents prior to making options choices

Key Stage 4

Year 10

·         Careers fair

·         Assembly from local employers

·         Labour market information assemblies

·         Bradford Manufacturing Weeks

·         CV workshop

·         Mock interviews

·         Work experience

Year 11

·         Assemblies from training providers

·         Assemblies from local employers

·         Labour market information Assemblies

·         Careers fair

·         1:1 careers advice

·         Braford manufacturing weeks

·         External careers/apprenticeship careers fair

Evaluating our Careers Strategy

Our careers strategy is audited using the Compass Careers Benchmark Tool. This tool is used by schools and colleges in England to support the analysis and evaluation of careers activity against the eight Gatsby Benchmarks. In addition, we use the KS4 destination and NEET data published by the DfE and student feedback to evaluate and improve our careers provision. After engagement activities we request employer feedback.

Throughout the year there are many opportunities for our students to interact with employers and training providers, If you would like to support our careers provision please contact our Careers Lead Laura Wright - Laura.wright@qa.fetrust.org.uk or 01274 882214. Further details of how the academy manages provider access can be found in our access policy.

Please use the details below to contact the school regarding Careers guidance

Contact Name: Laura Wright

Position: CEIAG Officer / Careers Lead

Tel: 01274 882214

Email: laura.wright@qa.fetrust.org.uk