One to one guidance interviews are available at key transition times i.e. Post 16 choices. Careers resources are consistently updated and developed to provide a quality careers area that is available to all students.
The academy wants all young people to leave with an ambitious, achievable, career goal and the knowledge of how to get there.
Our young people have access to a wide range of opportunities over different year groups to learn about different careers and the employability skills required to get them. These include:
- One-to-one interviews with a qualified careers advisor
- Careers education in coaching time
- Visits to universities and colleges
- Work experience placements
- Enterprise days
- Employability workshops run by local employers
- Help with letter writing, CV building and interview skills
- Use of online software to self-assess future career interests and research pathways into chosen fields.
- Talks from subject specialists
- Information in lessons where relevant
- Intervention mentoring programme for students struggling to find the correct path when they leave
The academy uses enrichment days (6 days, where the school timetable is suspended), coaching time and assembly time to deliver these.
The plan for each year group is below (Click the headings to expand):
St Mark's Careers Programme
Measuring & Assessing the Impact of our Careers Provision on Pupils
|What do we assess?||How do we measure and assess?|
Progress towards the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Students' view about topics such as the careers advice and guidance they receive at the academy, as well as the school leavers' programme.
Teachers' views on SMA careers programme.
Parents / carers and empoyers' views about SMA Careers programme.
Compass audit: yearly careers provision review.
TRENDENCE annual careers survey to students.
Qualitative data collected termly by Progress Leaders and the careers team.
Annual surveys to collect evaluative feedback from parents / carers and employers.
1-2-1 careers guidance interviews.
Number of pupils who are receiving 1-2-1 careers guidance interviews
Number of pupils with a Careers Action Plan tailored to their interests and motivations.
Follow up on the Action Plans (focus on vulnerable students).
Employer engagements that our pupils have access to throughout their school journey
Data collection on work experience opportunities (number and quality):
Data collection on number of encounters with employers through curriculum enrichment (e.g. school visits, employers workshops)
Careers Enrichment Programme
Enrichment Days: careers events and initiatives
National Careers Week events and initiatives
Surveys to collect quantitative and qualitative feedback from students, teachers and other stakeholders.
START Survey on National Careers Week completed by students.
Students’ destinations: post-16 education, further and higher education.
Destinations data collected by the Local Authority (Borough of Merton).
Intended destinations collected by teachers in Coaching Time.
Follow-up with students and parents.
Follow-up with Post-16, further and higher education institutions (sixth forms, colleges and universities).
If you are a parent or a student that needs career advice and guidance, please contact the careers coordinator Ms Bowen: EBowen@stmarks.anthemtrust.uk or call 020 8648 6627.
If you are a parent concerned that your child will not continue with education, employment or training when they leave St Mark’s and would like to request intervention mentoring, please email Mrs Khan: Jkhan@stmarks.anthemtrust.uk
If you are an employer or FE/sixth form college who would like to talk to our students, please contact Ms Bowen: EBowen@stmarks.anthemtrust.uk
Please click on the link at the bottom of the page to download our provider access policy.
Useful Websites & Resources
|www.nationalcareersweek.com||Tips on looking for work experience|
|www.careersworld.co.uk||Tips about work experience|
|www.apprenticeships.org.uk||Information about all levels of apprenticeship including Higher Apprenticeships that include studying for a degree|
|www.careersbox.co.uk||Useful for exploring different careers|
|www.plotr.co.uk||User friendly careers quiz with lots of information about career sectors and job role|
|Get The Jump||DfE website with guidance to work and study options|
|National Careers Service||Government guidance on careers, courses and progression|
|Careers Paths||A parents' guide to career paths|
|Target Careers||Career, university and apprenticeship information and support|
Other Useful Documents & Resources:
To discover more information to support you when leaving school, check out the following links: