Careers

Careers Education

Our Vision

Pupils at SEACA are equipped with the skills, knowledge and inspiration which empowers them to make aspirational next steps and experience life “in all its fullness”.

 

Introduction

At Saint Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Academy we offer all of our pupils a comprehensive programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance. Our CEIAG programme incorporates one to one guidance interviews, guest speakers, targeted enrichment activities in and out of school, employer engagement events and college taster sessions. Pupils also have a sequence of specialised Careers lessons as part of the Personal Development Programme of Study. Mrs O’Callaghan is our Career Connect advisor and she is based in the Careers Room in school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To make an appointment with Mrs O’Callaghan, pupils can speak to their form tutor or Head of Year. If you wish to contact our Career Connect advisor then please email Vocallaghan@seaonline.org.uk.

Our named Careers Leader is Mrs H. Charnley (Assistant Headteacher). To contact Mrs Charnley, please call 0151 4778770 or email Hcharnley@seaonline.org.uk.

 

The Careers Programme at SEACA – An Overview

Year 7

Theme: Expose

Outcome: All pupils to be exposed to a variety of careers in a range of sectors

Year 8

Theme: Enquire

Outcome: Pupils to explore at least 5 STEAM careers

Year 9

Theme: Educate and explore

Outcome: All pupils must make informed options choices linked to their CEIAG learning

Year 10

Theme: Equip

Outcome: All pupils must have a completed CV and demonstrate the skills necessary to be successful at interview

Year 11

Theme: Employability

Outcome: All pupils must leave with a positive post-16 destination

  • Careers lessons during Personal development – May 2022

 

  • National Careers Week – guest speakers, assemblies etc – March 2022

 

  • LORIC assembly and programme of form time activities – July 2022

 

  • Access to Unifrog

 

  • Scholars Programme activities – on-going throughout the academic year.

 

  • Careers lessons during Personal development – June 2022

 

  • National Careers Week – guest speakers, assemblies etc – March 2022

 

  • LORIC assembly and programme of form time activities – July 2022

 

  • Access to Unifrog

 

  • Scholars Programme activities – on-going throughout the academic year
  • Careers lessons during Personal development – Nov 2021

 

  • Group work with Career Connect advisor in preparation for Options – Feb 2022

 

  • Young Enterprise ‘Learn to Earn’ employer engagement event – Feb 2022

 

  • National Careers Week – guest speakers, assemblies etc – March 2022

 

  • LORIC assembly and programme of form time activities – July 2022

 

  • Access to Unifrog

 

  • Scholars Programme activities – on-going throughout the academic year.
  • Careers lessons during Personal development – Jan 2022

 

  • One to one guidance interviews with Career Connect advisor commence – May-July 2022

 

  • National Careers Week – guest speakers, assemblies etc – March 2022

 

  • College taster week – launch assembly – March 2022

 

  • Mock interviews – June 2022

 

  • College taster week – July 2022

 

  • Access to Unifrog

 

  • LORIC assembly and programme of form time activities – July 2022

 

  • Scholars Programme activities – on-going throughout the academic year.
  • Careers lessons during Personal development – Dec 2021

 

  • One to one guidance interviews with Career Connect advisor continue – on-going throughout the academic year

 

  • College presentations in assemblies – Sept-Dec 2021

 

  • National Careers Week – guest speakers, assemblies etc – March 2022

 

  • Access to Unifrog

 

Information for pupils


Our Careers Adviser, Tor O’Callaghan, is based at school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you would like to speak to Tor about anything careers related or would like to arrange a careers meeting, please drop into the Careers Office which can be found on the 2nd floor, speak to your form tutor or Head of Year or email Tor directly on Vocallaghan@seaonline.org.uk.

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All pupils have access to Unifrog, which is an online platform containing all of the information you could possibly need about careers, along with tools such as a CV builder and a personality profile quiz.

To access Unifrog click on the link below:

https://www.unifrog.org/sign-in

If you do not know your username or password then please check your school email account, follow the ‘Forgotten password’ steps or email Mrs Charnley on Hcharnley@seaonline.org.uk.

 

General Career Websites:
www.nationalcareers.service.gov.uk
www.startprofile.com
www.careerpilot.org.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/careers
www.gmacs.co.uk
www.prospects.ac.uk

 

Apprenticeship Websites:
https://www.knowsley.gov.uk/jobs/knowsley-apprentice.aspx

www.apprenticeships.org.uk
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

 

Information for employers

Calling all employers, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers…

You may be interested in getting involved in providing our pupils with some information, advice and guidance relating to your industry, business, college or university. We are always seeking out people from the world of work and FE/HE education to come and offer a different perspective to our pupils, and we would be very interested in getting you involved.

There are a number of ways you might want to do this. We run several events throughout the academic year (years 7-11) which focus pupils’ attention on careers, which would be an ideal opportunity for you to offer some advice and guidance. Alternatively, you would be welcome to come and speak during an assembly or work with a small group.

If you would like to get involved in some way, please contact the school’s careers lead, Mrs H. Charnley on Hcharnley@seaonline.org.uk or by telephone on 01514778770.

Please click here to see our policy statement on Provider Access.

 

Information for parents/carers

As parents and carers you play a vital part in ensuring your child gains the best information, advice and guidance to prepare them for life once they Saint Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Academy Hopefully this website will offer you further information that may help you to support them.

As well as Parents' Evenings throughout the school year, there are CEIAG specific events that parents and carers should be aware of. We will of course notify you of the specific times and dates of these events if they are relevant to your child.

Calling all parents and carers…

You may be interested in getting involved in providing our students with some information, advice and guidance relating to your industry, business, college or university. We are always seeking out people from the world of work and FE/HE education to come and offer a different perspective to our students, and we would be very interested in getting you involved.

There are a number of ways you might want to do this. We run several events throughout the academic year (years 7-11) which focus students’ attention on CEIAG, which would be an ideal opportunity for you to come offer some advice. Alternatively, you would be welcome to come and speak during an assembly or work with a small group.

If you would like to get involved in some way, please contact the school’s careers lead, Mrs H. Charnley on Hcharnley@seaonline.org.uk or by telephone on 01514778770.

 

Useful websites

Parents & Carers | GMACS | Inspire. Explore. Apply

Apprenticeship Resources For Parents (amazingapprenticeships.com)

GM Higher: Parent and Carer's Guide by GMHigher - issuu

Parents & Carers - GM Higher

Introduction of T Levels - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

Information for staff

Teachers can enhance careers education at SEACA through their curriculum areas in a variety of ways; guest speakers in school, subject-focused careers trips, and employer-led careers lessons, with employers helping to deliver aspects of the curriculum.

If teaching staff are seeking guidance around embedding careers into their lessons, please speak to Mrs Charnley.

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 Our CEIAG information and provision will be reviewed on an annual basis and feedback from key stakeholders will be sought.

The impact of our Careers provision is measured and assessed through the use of the Compass Audit Tool and also through our NEET figures. The next review date for this published information is September 2022.

 

View some of our staff career profiles below!

 

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