At Oasis Academy Immingham our vision is that all students, by the time they leave will have high aspirations, the skills and qualifications to give them the tools to progress onto further and higher education, enabling them to lead a fulfilling and happy life. Students will have a planned programme of Careers Education and Guidance in accordance with the DFE Careers Education Framework.
Our Careers service offers up to date, impartial and relevant information, advice and guidance on a range of options available to students in KS3 and KS4.
Ensuring that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access all pupils in Year 7 to Year 11 for the purpose of informing them about approved technical education qualifications or apprenticeships.
Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance
Good quality careers education will raise the aspirations of all young people. It will increase motivation by linking activities in school with preparation for life post 16 and post 18. CEIAG will therefore contribute to raising pupil achievement, help students focus on their longer-term career ambitions and ensure an equality of opportunity for all.
At Oasis Academy Immingham we provide a comprehensive CEIAG programme to students in every year group and of all abilities and this includes aspects of work related learning, enterprise education, option choices and information. The first Personal Development curriculum drop down day of the academic year, usually in November, is entitled ‘Future Me’ and covers CEIAG elements for each year group. Students in Year 11 are very well supported as they make their applications to colleges, apply Apprenticeships as are our SEND students, working closely with our internal additional needs team and external providers.
Through formal and informal evaluations the school annually assesses the impact of the careers programme on students. The low number of NEETS is also an indication of the effectiveness of the programme. Views are sought from all stakeholders and the programme evolves year on year to consider the needs of students and the local, national and global jobs market. All information, together with the careers policy, is reviewed and updated annually, usually at the start of the new calendar year, however information may be revised throughout the year to reflect new regulations and/or to meet the additional needs of students.
Most people spend many years of their life in a working environment and it is important to equip our students with the necessary skills for them to career plan and know how and where to access impartial and unbiased information. Please click here for further information regarding the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Please click on the following links: https://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/focus-areas/good-career-guidance
Additionally, as part of their entitlement, students have access to a range of external providers to ensure they learn about approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships through trips, visits, careers events and online.
The school shares student data with the Careers Lead so that impartial and individual advice can be offered. During the interview processes that students have during their time here the student is asked to provide consent to opt in to the sharing of their data to key members of staff and parents/carers. In addition, intended destination data is provided to the local Council, as per the DfE requirement, so they can also provide additional support to students, where necessary, once they leave school. Our Careers Leader tracks destinations of leavers and we offer support and guidance for our leavers.
All of our Year 10 students will undertake a one-week period of work experience towards the end of the academic year. This is an invaluable opportunity, providing the chance to develop employability skills and sample the world of work. Heads of subjects are continuing to expand their own departmental links with employers who support teaching and learning in school. Potential careers and pathways are featured within school publications and at progress and pathway evenings.
CEIAG is on-going throughout the academic year and is delivered through PHSE lessons, collapsed timetable events called Drop Down Days, external trips and is enhanced by working with local businesses, colleges and Universities. Our Careers Library is being fully audited currently.
For further information please contact: Mr A Burton (Careers Leader) at Oasis Academy Immingham.
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As part of our commitment to informing our students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeship and vocational education providers to speak to students.
Oasis Academy Immingham also proactively seeks to build relationships with these partners as we plan our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme activity throughout the school year to ensure that providers have multiple opportunities to speak to students and their parents across years 7-11. The purpose of these relationships are to offer information on vocational, technical and apprenticeship qualifications and pathways. Oasis Academy Immingham ensures that Academy staff involved in personal guidance and pastoral support are up to date on their knowledge of these post 16 pathways, through a programme of Continuing Professional Development.
Opportunities for providers to speak with students may include school assemblies, employer and provider engagement events or opportunities to speak with students and parents on a one-to-one basis supporting GCSE, post 16 choices. Our CEIAG programme is monitored for quality and impact by the Academy’s Leadership Team and the Regional Director and monitoring of access to and opportunities to engage with, technical, vocational and training providers will form part of this process.
In the first instance, requests by providers should be sent to the Academy’s Careers Lead Mr Adam Burton at Adam.Burton@oasisimmingham.org with a minimum of 6 weeks’ lead time. All requests will be considered on the basis of; staffing availability to support the activity, clashes with other planned activity, trips or visits to the Academy, interruption to preparation for examinations or rooming and space availability to host the activity.
For questions on this or the wider CEIAG programme, please contact the Academy’s Careers Lead, Mr Adam Burton.
We work closely with employers across a broad range of sectors. If you would like to get involved with our careers programme regarding visits, talks, mock interviews, careers fair, mentoring and work experience placements, please contact the Academy’s Careers Lead Mr Adam Burton at Adam.Burton@oasisimmingham.org.