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Welcome to Cliff Park Ormiston Academy’s Careers Hub

At Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, we are passionate about ensuring we provide our students with as much careers guidance as possible to enable them to make excellent decisions for bright futures.

Throughout their time at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, students will have the opportunity to visit post-16 training providers, colleges and universities. They will also have experiences of different industry sectors through drop-down days, trips and Insight into Industry talks.

Due to the current situation, some of these activities have not been able to take place.  Year 8 Work Shadowing and Year 10 Work Experience, for example, were both unfortunately cancelled.

Below you will find some activities that have been tailored for specific year groups. These activities are designed to get students thinking about their career pathway as they reflect upon their own skills.

We have successfully achieved the ‘LifeSkills Award’ and are committed to achieving the ‘Quality in Careers Standard’ by the end of 2020. Please click here to view our certificate of intent.

 

Please click for our Provider Access Policy Statement (January 2020)
Please click for our Careers Strategy (2020-21) for this academic year.
Please click for our Careers Policy (January 2020)

Careers Advice

Our Careers Leader within the academy is: Mrs Carroll ([email protected]) who can be contacted on 01493 661504.

The academy works closely with Beacon East in order to ensure all Year 11 students receive impartial careers advice and guidance from a Level 6 qualified advisor.

Careers Advisor: Teresa Gonzalez

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October 2020 Edition of the Careers Hub Newsletter
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Parent Guide from Success at School – Helping your child begin the career journey

In Form Time and through ‘Character and Culture’ lessons, students complete a range of careers-focused learning activities throughout Years 7-11 to help them to make excellent choices.

Careers Fairs, Parents’ Information Evenings and student visits to our local colleges and universities ensure students are fully informed about their future pathways. It is this support that has helped us achieve excellent NEET figures for the last three years, with every year 11 student who left Cliff Park Ormiston Academy last year finding employment, training opportunities or a college placement.

Year 8 Work Shadowing and Year 10 Work Experience give students the opportunity to sample life within a professional, working environment, whilst our work with outside providers, such as ‘Human Utopia’, develops students’ learning skills and sharpens their team work. Our Africa Alive! trip explores many jobs involved in a successful zoo setting and is an introduction into the world of work.

Cliff Park Ormiston Academy is also working in partnership with the county Enterprise Coordinator (North Norfolk, South Norfolk & Gt Yarmouth) to lead on additional CEIAG opportunities throughout the year, as well as careers workshops for Years 9-11.

In addition to this, Cliff Park Ormiston Academy has access to START, a program that enables students to explore their career pathways, develop their own CV and research local post-16 courses and jobs.

Please note, due to the current situation, both the Year 8 Work Shadowing Day and Year 10 Work Experience are still to be confirmed.


Employability Skills and the Wider Curriculum

Within ‘Character and Culture’ lessons and throughout our curriculum, we are encouraging students to develop their employability skills by highlighting when the following are required to complete a task:

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For more information, download our Character and Culture Mapping document (2020-21)

To see how each of our subjects explore employability skills and make links with future careers, see our Gatsby Benchmark 4 (Curriculum Careers Links) document.


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For Year 11

We are pleased to say that the vast majority of our students have successfully found post-16 placements. Their college or training provider has been in contact with students, introducing them to their online systems and setting transition work for them.

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Parents & Carers’ Pack
Apprenticeship Podcast
Apprenticeship Podcast
Guidance for Year 11 Students
On Track for September – Help with your choices and applications for Sept 2020

We always like to hear how our past students are getting on and would love to see them back at Cliff Park, delivering talks and sharing their experiences with our current students.

Please encourage your son/daughter from the class of 2020 to complete this online survey regarding post-16 options and the possibility of talking to students who will be in their shoes over the next few years.

Students should email Mrs Carroll ([email protected]) if they have any concerns or questions about their next steps.

Further Education and Local College Information

LifeSkills Lowestoft Lowestoft Sixth Form College

 
 

Lowestoft Sixth Form College

 
 

East Norfolk Sixth Form College

 
 

East Coast College

 
 

Introduction to Apprenticeships

www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/
www.apprenticeshipsnorfolk.org/
www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
https://amazingapprenticeships.com/
www.tracweb.co.uk

 
 

Useful websites to explore

The following webpages provide information and activities on a huge range of career-related topics.

Engineering spotlight
HELP-YOU-CHOOSE
Uni-of-london-mini-course
Careers at Sea
Start
NHS
NFTS
icanbea
Careers in Rail
Future First
Careermag
NHS
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