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Rationale

At Witton Park Academy, we pride ourselves on delivering a vigorous and proactive approach to Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG). We ensure that all students from Year 7-11 follow a Careers Programme which is embedded across our curriculum by using the LORIC principles (Witton Edge ) and is monitored and recorded independently by students and their personal tutors regularly.

Pupil Entitlement

We ensure that each student receives personal careers guidance from an independent adviser by the age of 16. From Year 8 onwards, providers of further education and training have access to engage with our students, including apprenticeships, traineeships and technical courses.

Our overall careers provision is overseen by Mrs Credie, who works closely with Mrs Moore, the school’s careers co-ordinator. Mrs Moore is currently completing a Careers Leaders Course, Masters Route Level 7. Our independent careers adviser is Miss Cassandra Haskey from Career Connect. Over time, Miss Haskey sees every student by appointment and holds weekly drop-in sessions.

Students are encouraged to attend open evenings hosted by various colleges and training providers, and we provide details of these events in school when available. We share information and advice with our school community via email, social media and displays around school, which are updated regularly.

Our Annual Whole School Careers Week in the summer term enables students to take part in a large number of Careers related opportunities which includes employer engagement, interview techniques, CV and Personal statement writing, application processes and inspirational speakers/ambassadors.

Whole School Careers Programme

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Year 7

  • LORIC Principles, Skills and abilities
  • Industry and Work sector Research
Year 8

  • LORIC Principles, Skills and abilities
  • Industry and Work sector Research
  • College/Training Provider opportunities
  • UCLAN Intervention
Year 9

  • LORIC Principles, Skills and abilities
  • Industry and Work sector Research
  • College/Training Provider opportunities/visits
  • BwD HIVE event
  • Mock Interviews
  • Speed Networking Event
  • STEM and Future U workshops
Year 10

  • LORIC Principles, Skills and abilities
  • Industry and Work sector Research
  • 3 Taster Day experiences at local colleges
  • Speed Networking Event
  • College/Training Provider visits
  • Personal Statement and CV writing workshops
Year 11

  • LORIC Principles, Skills and abilities
  • Industry and Work sector Research
  • Application Process Support and Guidance
  • Personal Statement and CV writing workshops
  • Revision Techniques and Tips

Career Opportunities

Please find below links to Post 16 colleges, prospectuses and their upcoming open events.
Assemblies, Prospectuses and application forms will be shared with Year 11 Students after the half term.

College/Sixth form
Open Event
Accrington & Rossendale College
Wed 4/11/2020 6pm-8pm Virtual Event
Blackburn College
Sat 14/11/20 9am-3pm Virtual Event - Contact the college or website for further information
Burnley College
Register for a virtual open event online
Cardinal Newman
Sat 14/11/2020 10am-1pm Virtual Event
Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Form
Wed 4/11/20 5.30pm Register your attendance Virtual Event
Darwen Academy Sixth Form
Virtual Tour Available Now Darwen Academy Sixth Form
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio Sixth Form
Contact details on the school website
Myerscough College
https://www.myerscough.ac.uk/schools-liaison/open-mornings-and-events/ Sat 7/11/20- Virtual Course Advice Morning Tues 17/11/20 Virtual Course Advice Evening 7pm-8pm Sat 5/12/20 Course Advice Morning
Preston College
Sat 7/11/20 10am-1pm Not Virtual (as yet) Please check with the college directly
Runshaw College
Tues 17/11/20, 3.30pm-7.30pm Virtual Event
St Mary’s College
Blackburn Rovers Sports College
Wed 18/11/20 6pm-8pm Contact BRSC
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