Careers Curriculum Intent
Curiosity – Courage – Compassion
All young people need a planned programme of activities both to help them choose appropriate pathways at 14, 16 and 18 and to enable them to manage their careers, career progression and sustain employability throughout their lives. Landau Forte Academy QEMS and Tamworth Sixth Form provide impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to support students’ transition, not only to further or higher education, vocational training or employment, but to support them in becoming independent managers of their own careers.
We encourage students to aspire and value lifelong learning, provide opportunities to develop key employability and enterprise skills which are highly valued by employers, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers.
The CEIAG Programme has been developed to engage parents and local employers, both in school and externally, to support our students in becoming employable and aspirational young people in accordance with the recommended Gatsby Benchmarks. This will be achieved through a programme of high-quality activities, advice and guidance.
We are proud to be part of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub where we work closely with the Careers and Enterprise Company to further expand and improve our careers provision within the Academy.
The role of the Careers and Enterprise Company is to link schools and colleges to local employers to help them deliver world-class careers support for all young people by creating networks, supporting us as Careers Leaders and by using the Gatsby Benchmarks as a best practice standard.
Careers Leader: Mr D Bates: IAG Coordinator [email protected]
Link Govenor: Jasmin Johal
CEIAG Coordinator: [email protected]
Career information for Employers
We would like to develop closer working partnerships with local businesses and community organisations. These partnerships will provide our students with enrichment opportunities and valuable careers education as part of our Academy Careers Programme. Alternatively, if you feel that our students could support your business or organisation then please get in touch as we are looking to increase the number of community projects that our students can access.
For further information, please contact Mr Darren Bates (IAG Coordinator) either via the school reception or [email protected]
In the meantime, please follow us on social media to see the latest Academy news.
Careers information for Parents
A Parent/Carer’s Guide – What do you need to know?
As a parent/carer, you are incredibly influential when it comes to the decisions your child makes in all areas of their lives and that is especially true when it comes to their education and careers. We know that the choices which are open to your child today may be very different from when you were in their position and you may feel as if you’re unsure about what advice to offer. With that in mind, we want to try and make it as easy as possible for you to talk to your child about their options confidently; knowing that the information you have is as accurate and as up to date as possible.
You don’t need to become a qualified careers adviser to be able to offer your child advice and support with their education and career decisions. The most important thing you can offer is the knowledge of where to find the right information, so you can do the research into their options together. The information and links shared on this page will help to support you and your child with making those all-important decisions.
Please visit the Post 16 Pathways, Labour Market Information and Careers Research pages to find out more about the opportunities available beyond Year 11 at The Orme Academy. In addition to these, please find specific resources designed to support parents and carers below.
Useful documents sharing the latest careers related information.
Parents’ Guide to Careers (NCW 2021) provides an overview into the different pathways and opportunities available.
Higher Horizons – Parents/Carers explains all the facts about higher education and debunks some of the common myths about university. Everything you need to know, relating to pathways to university studies, applications, accommodation and student finance.
Please see the Ebacc DfE guide for parents and carers to find out more about this pathway and future progressions.
The links below will take you to a wide range of careers websites giving you up to date information to help you plan your future.
The National Careers Service is a good starting point to get advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.
Higher Horizons (Students) have all of the facts about higher education. Information includes pathways to studying at university, the application process, student life, accommodation, student finance, and subject-specific information. There is also an option to ‘ask the expert’ if you have any specific queries.
Find out about jobs and careers from people currently doing them. icould has videos, articles and quizzes to help you find out more about the different careers available.
Use the Find an Apprenticeship search tool on the gov.uk website to find the latest apprenticeship vacancies.
The Uni Guide offers advice and guidance on what to study, and how to get there.
Prospects offers practical advice to get you started with your career plans.
Facebook Career page links: