Careers Education at Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge

In line with our whole school intent, we aim to ensure that our students leave us with the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to successfully enter the world of work. We have a relentless focus on ambitious aspirations for all, ensuring our students are given opportunities and experiences that open their eyes to potential new pathways, partnered with the knowledge and skills required to flourish in this environment. Careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG) programmes make a significant contribution to meeting these aims.

The CEIAG programme at Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge is designed to be progressive from Year 7 to Year 11 and support students in making informed choices in about their future in years 9 and 11.

We aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage students to consider a wide range of careers. Through careers education and guidance, students will be encouraged to make the most of their talents and to go on to jobs or courses which suit their needs and intelligence. Our careers programme works hand in hand with our wellbeing curriculum, known as Weekly Wellbeing.

In particular we intend our students to:

  • Develop a broad understanding of the world of work and an ability to respond to changing opportunities.
  • Develop independent research skills so that they can make good use of information and guidance.
  • Develop the skills they need to review achievements, plan future actions, make decisions, present themselves well and cope with change and transition.

We work towards an overall target for each year group, and our careers programme is designed to work towards that aim. This year, the aims are:

  • Year 7 – Discovering the vast and varied world of work
  • Year 8 – Developing ambitious aspirations
  • Year 9 – Making the right choices to support my future
  • Year 10 – Becoming responsible young adults prepared for the world of work
  • Year 11 – All students go on to successful placements to appropriate destinations

We recognise that the process of making career decisions is a lengthy one and that most of our students will make their final choices only after completing their higher education course.

We work with a range of partners to deliver our careers programme, including C&K careers, The Careers and Enterprise Company, and a variety of local employers. C&K careers offer students impartial careers advice, for more information on the service they offer and how to get in touch please read the following introductory document or visit https://ckcareersonline.org.uk/.

Careers website – C&K

If you have any questions regarding our careers strategy then please contact our Careers Leader, Ms Stothers, on rstothers@sowerby.trinitymat.org

Key Stage 3 Careers Education at Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge

  • A visit to a university campus as part of our transition arrangements
  • Assembly on local labour market information
  • Weekly Wellbeing assembly led by a local MP or councillor
  • Weekly Wellbeing lessons on CV writing
  • End of year trip to include experience of a variety of workplaces and interactions with people from the world of work, including experience of the tourism industry
  • 1:1 interviews with SLT for students in Year 9 as part of our options process
  • 6 Careers Weeks throughout the year, with every lesson linked to a relevant career, including guest speakers where appropriate.

Key Stage 4 Careers Education at Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge

  • Workplace visits linked to options subjects – bringing them options subjects to life with local employers
  • Assembly on local labour market information
  • Weekly Wellbeing assembly led by someone in the financial industry
  • Year 10 have group appointments with C&K Careers
  • Assemblies led by local Post-17 providers
  • Year 11 have at least one 1:1 careers interview with a level 6 trained careers advisor from C&K Careers
  • 6 Careers Weeks throughout the year, with every lesson linked to a relevant career, including guest speakers where appropriate.