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Career Leaders Name: Mr A McCafferty

Email: careers@djanogly.notts.sch.uk

Phone: 0115 942 1300

Careers Education, Information, Advice, and Guidance (CEIAG) Policy 2020 - 2021

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Policy Statements of Provider Access 2020 - 2021

Summary of Careers programme 2019

Annual Activities with Outcomes - Monitoring 2018-19

Overview 

At Djanogly City Academy, scholars have the opportunity to acquire the skills, qualities, and knowledge required to explore different career pathways. Careers aspirational work and guidance starts in year 7 and continues throughout.

We follow the Gatsby Benchmarks, which provide a framework by which we can significantly improve the employability and life skills of our young people regardless of their academic ability or which career pathway they chose to take.

Scholars experience multiple interactions with employers through careers talks, events, work experience, assemblies and in lessons across the wider curriculum. We offer impartial careers guidance and information at various points in a students educational career to ensure that scholars are aware of the full range of post-16 options.

 

Employability skills

Preparing scholars for the world of work is a key priority at Djanogly City Academy and all scholars participate in a careers programme which is based around the ten employability goals created by D2N2:

  1. Self-motivation – taking responsibility for developing work readiness
  2. Self-assurance – having the tools and skills to present themselves to employers
  3. Aspiration – having high personal goals
  4. Informed – understanding the opportunities available and making realistic choices
  5. Experience – having experience of work that is rewarding and fulfilling
  6. Achieving – qualifications valued by employers
  7. Accountability – understanding how to take responsibility
  8. Resilience – understanding employers need for people who can listen and learn
  9. Entrepreneurial – working creatively to achieve personal and business potential
  10. Co-operation – developing effective communication and co-working skills

Graduation Week in July provides students the chance to spend a week visiting universities, experiencing taster lectures, and taking part in extracurricular trips and visits that add to their understanding of what the university experience will be like. In June and July, some scholars in years 9 and 10 attend residential at universities where scholars receive a complete experience of university life.

 Activities 

Year 7 

 

 

  • AMBITION Nottingham- 15 scholars enrolled in this programme
  • INTO University- 30 scholars enrolled on this programme
  • Children’s University- NTU
  • University led workshops
  • Graduation Week

 

Year 8 

 

 

  • AMBITION Nottingham- 15 scholars enrolled on this programme
  • INTO University- 30 scholars enrolled on this programme
  • University led workshops
  • Graduation Week

 

Year 9

 

 

  • AMBITION Nottingham- 15 scholars enrolled in this programme
  • INTO University- 30 scholars enrolled on this programme
  • Careers advisor meetings for identified students
  • University led workshops
  • Graduation Week
  • Visit Cambridge University
  • Routes into STEM- 3-day programme off-site
  • Careers in Focus- 3-day programme off-site

 

Year 10

 

 

  • AMBITION Nottingham- 15 scholars enrolled in this programme
  • INTO University- 30 scholars enrolled on this programme
  • Careers advisor meetings for identified scholars
  • University led workshops
  • Graduation Week
  • Work experience- one week
  • NTU one day work experience placement
  • Teach First Careers Expo
  • Law mock trial competition- UoN
  • Careers in the police force- Police HQ visit plus two more workshops
  • Visit Cambridge University
  • University of Leicester- 3 nigh residential
  • Nottingham Trent University- 1 night residential
  • Health care careers day at University of Leicester

 

Year 11 

 

 

  • AMBITION Nottingham- 15 scholars enrolled in this programme
  • INTO University- 30 scholars enrolled on this programme
  • Apprenticeships talk
  • Apprenticeship fair- Young Professionals
  • One to one careers guidance for all scholars
  • Identified scholars to have up to 3 meetings with a careers advisor
  • Employability workshops
  • University led workshops
  • Talks from local sixth forms and colleges on post 16 options
  • Law mock trial competition-UoN
  • Health care careers day at University of Leicester