Our curriculum has a strong “enterprise” dimension in Years 10-11, building on the academic core to apply learning in all subjects and courses that link to industry, business and potential employment routes. All students will be strongly encouraged to take at least one “Enterprise” option.
Our curriculum is supported by an effective and responsive Careers Information and Guidance (CIAG) curriculum to ensure that all young people have the knowledge they need to make informed choices about their future. The Brian Clarke Church of England Academy is committed to providing a well-planned and resourced programme of Careers Information and Guidance (CIAG).
This support is mapped throughout the five years students are with us and across all curriculum areas. All subjects plan for and signpost opportunities that link to careers. We use tutor time and the “Unifrog” platform to showcase all elements of Careers Information and Guidance (CIAG) to enable students and staff to record their ‘encounters’ and ‘experiences’ to build career profiles. Wellbeing lessons and assemblies support Careers Information and Guidance (CIAG) provision at key points in the academic year.
Our intention is to normalise the language of university and advanced apprenticeships from Year 7, building links with local universities and companies in the Greater Manchester region to ensure our young people are inspired and encouraged to make aspirational choices which are right for them.
Our enterprise offer in Key Stage 4 builds on students’ broad and deep learning in Key Stage 3 and enables our young people to start to prepare for progression routes at Technical, Applied and Apprentice level, as well as traditional A-Levels. The enrichment provision will also involve adults from the wider community who will reinforce aspiration and provide positive role models.
All students in Years 10-11 will have 1:1 discussions and bespoke careers advice on progression through 16-18 and beyond.
We aim to organise work placements/and shadowing for students as part of both careers and employment engagement in the summer holiday before commencing Year 11.
An independent careers adviser will be contracted through Positive Steps to support the school’s careers strategy and guidance interviews. Links with external agencies such as the Careers and Enterprise Company will be utilised to provide targeted opportunities (particularly SEN) for our students.
The Brian Clarke Church of England Academy is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust
Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is www.cranmereducationtrust.com and the phone number 0161 785 5082.