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Careers Information and Guidance

Careers Education, Information and Guidance

At Healing Academy we strive to support to every student to achieve and aim to raise their aspirations to believe in themselves. Through high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance programme, our students are supported to make realistic and informed decisions about their career pathways, to have high aspirations and to support them with achieving personal success and future economic wellbeing.

We support students in making well-informed decisions about significant study or career choices, by providing access to differentiated, impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of options (including academic, vocational, apprenticeships) that are most likely to help them to achieve their ambitions. By helping students with decisions at crucial stages, informing them of all their options and introducing them to employers, we aim to prepare them for the world of work regardless of the pathway they choose.

We have a careers programme designed to support our students at all stages of their learning journey. This programme will provide our students with the knowledge, inspiration and ability to take ownership of their own career action plans which will enable them to succeed in their chosen career paths. Our careers programme supports the achievement of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks as detailed in the Department for Education’s Statutory Guidance, January 2018.

Progress Careers works in partnership with our academy to provide high quality, impartial advice and guidance to enable students to make the right decisions about their future. Independent Progress Careers advisers are based in our academy one or two days per week.

Careers Programme – Aims

Our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Programme will:

  • provide high quality independent and impartial careers advice to all students which raises aspirations and motivates them to consider a broad range of careers to fulfil their potential. By the age of 16 all students will have received at least one independent guidance interview.
  • empower young people to plan and manage their own futures
  • give careers and labour market information and advice that is up to date
  • respond to the needs of each learner, supporting inclusion, challenging stereotyping and promoting equality of opportunity
  • provide opportunities to work in partnership with employers to inspire students through real-life contact with the world of work. All students will participate in at least one meaningful employer encounter each year and have at least one experience of a workplace by the age of 16.
  • provide opportunities to access a range of further and higher education institutions, training providers and others to ensure students are informed of all available pathways including
    technical education qualifications and apprenticeships
  • develop enterprise and employability skills including skills for self-employment
  • support students at key transition points

Core Careers Offer

All students at Healing Academy are entitled to receive a programme of careers education, work- related learning, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG and WRL). This will be delivered at appropriate times to support decision making.

Our core careers offer for all students includes:

  • Access to independent careers guidance by a qualified professional – at least one interview by the age of 16
  • Advice and support tailored to the needs of each student
  • Activities which seek to challenge stereotypical thinking and raise aspirations
  • Subject lessons linked to careers
  • Employer encounters – at least one each year including STEM employers
  • Experience of the workplace – at least one experience by the age of 16
  • Opportunities to speak with/visit a range of further education, higher education and training providers
  • Access to careers information via Tutor Time, bulletins, careers library and online resources
  • Life Skills lessons
  • Promotion of local labour market information
  • Parental support and guidance

Provider Access Policy

Healing Academy offers opportunities for providers to meet with students. Please contact a member of our Careers Team to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

Here is a copy of our Provider Access Policy which complies with Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.


Measuring Impact & Feedback

The Academy will assess the impact of its careers programmes on students by completing an annual student survey and analysing destinations data in line with activities that they have taken part in at school. In addition, the views of students and parents will be surveyed after key events e.g. LEAP Parents Evenings and KS4 Steps 2 Success Information Evening.

We welcome your feedback on our careers programme. If any members of Academy staff, council members, governors or parents wish to provide any feedback on Healing Academy’s careers programme, please feel free to contact the Academy Careers Lead.

Careers Leader

Healing Academy Careers Leader: Mr Mark Dent – Associate Vice Principal
T: 01472 502400
E: [email protected]

Useful Websites

Below is a selection of useful websites to support students, parents, employers and teachers.

Used to apply to Post 16 Providers. Pupils will complete this process in Year 11 in the Autumn term.
In School Careers & Guidance Advisors. Pupils can make arrangements for a one-to-one appointment.

Exploring your future career

The National Careers Service is a service provided by the government to help you with your career, learning and training choices
A careers website outlining current and future Labour Market Information such as the number of people currently working, projected to increase or fall.
Helpful videos of people talking about their careers – explaining their job role, career path, and how different factors have shaped their direction.
Local Labour Market Information about the types and levels of jobs, skills required and whether they are increasing or decreasing.
A very helpful website for students thinking of applying to higher education.

Local Post-16 Providers

A sixth form college in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
A further education college, apprenticeship provider, and higher education university in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire.
A further education land based college based in Bishop Burton, East Riding of Yorkshire
Apprenticeship provider in the Process, Energy, Engineering and Renewables Sectors.
Apprenticeship provider in Business, Data, Digital, Hairdressing, Marketing and Management.
Engineering Apprenticeship provider.

The information on this page is due for review in Autumn Term 2024.

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