At Walbottle, we aim to equip all of our students with the knowledge and skill they need to make positive choices about their own studies and pathways so that they can all achieve their future goals and aspirations.
At Walbottle, there are several different members of staff who work as part of the Careers Team to ensure students, parents & careers, teaching staff and employers & businesses can access the information they need. Please find the details below, including the Roles and Responsibilities of individual members of staff for the academy year.
At Walbottle Academy we strive to support to every student to achieve and aim to raise their aspirations to believe in themselves. Through high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance programme, our students are supported to make realistic and informed decisions about their career pathways, to have high aspirations and to support them with achieving personal success and future economic wellbeing.
We support students in making well-informed decisions about significant study or career choices, by providing access to differentiated, impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of options (including academic, vocational, apprenticeships) that are most likely to help them to achieve their ambitions. By helping students with decisions at crucial stages, informing them of all their options and introducing them to employers, we aim to prepare them for the world of work regardless of the pathway they choose.
We have a careers programme designed to support our students at all stages of their learning journey. This programme will provide our students with the knowledge, inspiration and ability to take ownership of their own career action plans which will enable them to succeed in their chosen career paths. Our careers programme supports the achievement of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks as detailed in the Department for Education’s Statutory Guidance, January 2018.
Our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Programme will:
All students at Walbottle Academy are entitled to receive a programme of careers education, work- related learning, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG and WRL). This will be delivered at appropriate times to support decision making. Our core careers offer for all students includes:
The quality of Careers Education is monitored and evaluated annually by the Deep Experience Lead, Careers Leader and in collaboration with the subject delivery team, the Pastoral Team, independent Careers Advisors, and the wider Senior Leadership Team of the school. This includes, but is not limited to:
The review and evaluation for Careers Education informs the planning and implementation of the programme, ensuring that what we deliver is best tailored to the needs of all of our students.
Walbottle Academy offers opportunities for providers to meet with students. Please contact a member of our Careers Team to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.
Here is a copy of our Provider Access Policy which complies with Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
Northern Education Trust Careers Leader: Mr Philip Carr – Director of Curriculum
Walbottle Academy Careers Leader:
Mrs C Mooney
Telephone: 0191 2678221
The information on this page is due for review again in October 2021.