Salford City Academy recognises that there is an expectation to provide careers education in Years 7-11 and to give learners access to impartial and independent careers information, education and guidance, providing extra support as required for learners with additional needs, as outlined in the Gatsby Career Benchmarks.
A young person’s career reflects the progress they make in learning and work. It is part of Salford City Academy's vision and mission that all learners require a planned programme of activities to help them choose pathways that are right for them and to be able to manage their careers, sustain employability and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives.
You can find our CEIAG Overview for 2021 - 2022 here.
Our Careers team consist of Mrs Lauren Monks (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Miss Sinnead Rigby (Sinnead.Rigby@salfordcity-academy.org).
Students begin to consider their career choices in Year 7 when they focus on Academisation during Citizenship lessons, looking at setting themselves challenges and setting aspirations for their futures. Students will also look at enterprise and living in the wider world.
The topics covered by students in Year 8 include possible career pathways, built around making option choices in Year 9.
In Year 10, the focus is on developing skills for particular careers, asking students to look at their skills, as well as thinking about options for continued education. Key activities include college taster days and work-related learning.
In Year 11, students consider a range of options, with a view to choosing the best one for them, whether that is continuing their education at a local college or applying for apprenticeships/Traineeships.
We measure careers through our Aspire Surveys, and Xello, an online platform that all students have access to which is a specific careers tool created by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
We review the Gatsby benchmark progress using the Compass audit which is undertaken on a termly with our enterprise co-ordinator (via GMCA), to ensure the findings are evidenced and reliable, and the action plan is reviewed annually every September, the latest review completed in September 2020.