Your child will receive information about careers throughout their time at Weavers Academy. We will provide opportunities for them to develop life skills and core competencies that employers value, by enabling them to take part in employment and enterprise events.
Our Partnership with UniConnect and the University of Northampton is a significant part of our provision and enables students to take part in a wide range of work-related learning opportunities. We are also supported by a local Enterprise Coordinator and Enterprise Advisor, from SEMLEP (South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership). The main purpose of the Enterprise Advisor role is to support the school strategically with its career planning and provision, and to support and facilitate the delivery of meaningful employer encounters for its students from years 7-13. We are also working with Ace Workplace Learning to support our students with career interviews and making fully informed choices.
Students have Unifrog accounts which they can access both in school and at home. Unifrog provides students with all the information they need to make important decisions about future careers and what subjects, courses and training they can do to reach their career destination. It also helps students to compare every opportunity, then form successful applications.
Careers education is delivered through PSHE lessons across all key stages.
The school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme regularly. This is done using student voice, allowing students to give their opinion on how informative and useful they found the event. Parent voice is also gathered to ensure that everyone involved in supporting students feels confident and fully informed.
How can you help your child with careers and employability?
There is so much you can do to support your son or daughter:
Where can you access quality careers information outside of school?