World-Class careers education and guidance is central to supporting every young person at Braunton Academy to fulfil his or her potential as contributors to the economy and society.
We aim to ensure that our students can identify clear pathways that will take them through school to further study and training, and on to employment. To know what routes are available and what will be required of them to progress. They need to know what they aspire to do, what they can do, and what they need to do.
We want our students to develop the necessary skills required to understand and navigate the world of work throughout their life, and develop their knowledge of and understanding of themselves as individuals to allow them to learn how to make choices that enable them to meet their full potential.
Our students are our future.
Curriculum Overview – Key Stage 3
What is Careers?
Identifying their skills, qualities and attributes
Extended learning Opportunities
Met Office camp
I don’t want to do that job.
Local Job market and LMI research
What is CSW and how can it help me?
This is what I want.
Bag of crisps
The World is changing
Extended learning Opportunities
Future First Alumni
Students engage in a pathways programme that includes the delivery of set lessons in PD plus presentations by Subject Heads of Department, employer visits and Student ambassador careers speed dating
Links between subjects and Careers
What is an Apprenticeship?
Extended Learning Opportunities
Employer Careers Speed dating
Student Ambassador Subject Speed dating
Future First Alumni careers in the food industry
Student aspiration visit – Fire Service
Student aspiration visit – Brend hotels
Petroc Vocational Courses taster day
At year 10 CEIAG is delivered as part of PD lessons which is one lesson each fortnight. This is supplemented by events and the tutor time activities.
Labour Market Information
Careers South West targeted Careers Interview
Army Employability workshop
Petroc Taster day
Exeter University taster day
Exeter University Discovery Day
Employer Aspiration workshops (2)
Careers Speed dating
Army Skills for Life
Students also complete a week’s Work Experience which contributes to their CEIAG. Details of this can be found on the Work Experience page.
At year 11 CEIAG is delivered as part of PD lessons which is one lesson each fortnight. This is supplemented by events and the tutor time activities.
Post 16 pathways
University and UCAS
Interview Day preparation
Post 16 Information Evening
Post 16 presentation
NDH Medical Lectures
Future First Overcoming Barriers
Employer Aspiration Workshops
Careers South West
Braunton academy access a CSW advisor as part of the local offer.
In addition we contract an extra one day a week as well as attendance at Parents Evenings to ensure that our students have independent and impartial careers advice
Our current CSW advisor is Natalie Bray who supports students in their post 16 progression and aspirations. She supports students in a number of ways:
Whole class sessions.
Focused target group sessions.
Individual interview 45 minutes to an hour with parents invited.
Support at Parents and Post 16 evenings
Work Experience Visits
This support as well as our planned PSHE programme ensures our Destinations data is outstanding and student’s progress onto appropriate, aspiring and challenging Education, Employment or Training.
Braunton Academy Alumni
We have teamed up with Futures First to establish our Alumni to enable our past students to provide advice and guidance for our current students.
Details of this is on our Alumni page.
Homework / Independent Learning
To help develop our students aspirations and future pathways parents should encourage their child to be an active part of the community and take part in the many opportunities on offer to them.
Throughout the year information and links are sent home to parents regarding Apprenticeships, University Open Days, Careers research tools and opportunities.
The more your child seeks and finds out about the world of work the better they will be prepared.
Extra-curricular and Enrichment Opportunities – As part of year groups
A summary of what is on offer throughout the year for students.
School Exam No: 54121
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