South Shore Academy Careers Programme

At South Shore Academy we encourage all pupils to aim high and help each pupil to prepare for life after school. We will help and develop skills to prepare pupils for the world of work and ensure they are equipped with the skills employers are looking for.

We prepare pupils by offering a variety of information, advice and guidance to help them make informed decisions about their future. Each pupil has access to:

o Independent careers advice

o Careers assemblies

o Local college assemblies/lunchtime drop in/information sessions

o College taster days

o Mock results day (independent careers advice from colleges, training providers & local employers)

o Employer talks

o Apprenticeship assemblies/lunchtime drop in/information sessions

o Visits to local employers

o Curriculum links with jobs

o Close links with local businesses

o START programme which is an interactive careers programme that simplifies and improves careers guidance

o Careers corner found in the Jane Tweddle Suite offers information about the college open days/apprenticeships available

o Interviews arranged with chosen colleges

o KS4 Evening that offers careers advice & guidance to the students and their parents

o Personal statement workshops delivered by local colleges

o C.V. workshops delivered by local colleges

o Motivational assemblies

o Resilience assemblies

o Roadshows and activity days to actively inspire students

o The Personal, Social and Health Education Programme (PSHE)

o Support from Form Tutor

Through our bespoke and tailored Careers Programme, every student will be provided with the opportunity to strive and succeed. They embark on their careers journey at South Shore Academy the minute they walk through the door. Focussing on the individual, South Shore Academy helps provide students with the platform to create their own ‘Personal Brand’, which will be their unique selling point when they leave in Year 11. We focus on the skills and attributes of the individual to ensure that they are ready for life in the working environment and are well informed as to what activities and opportunities are available to them.

For more information regarding Careers please contact Philip Baines (Careers Co-ordinator) on 336500.