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Mascalls’ careers department provides access to impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) to all Mascalls Academy students from Year 7 to Year 13. Students are supported to make informed choices and decisions about their future, develop skills, knowledge and experience to enable them to enter and be successful in the world of work and their future lives. We co-ordinate work related learning opportunities including work experience and employer links, while working closely with vocational departments and providers to ensure students receive current, up to date information and experiences of work. External independent advice and guidance is provided by CXK who visit the school each week.
Mrs Lynn Bayliss – Careers & Business Links Manager
01892 839033 (direct line) Fax: 01892 835648
Mrs Deirdre Williams, CXK Advisor
Miss Amy Hutson, Careers & Admin Apprentice
While at Mascalls Academy we aim to prepare each student to aspire to and fulfil their career aspirations, supported by:
There is the opportunity to:
Students must continue with some form of accredited studying or learning while in education, training or employment until they are 18 years old.
Mascalls Academy has achieved the Investor in Careers kite mark.
We have a careers library based in H Block (next to H3) for researching different career information including books, leaflets, magazines, college prospectuses, university open days, job vacancies. There is also access to careers software packages.
Includes self-development, career exploration and career management enabling students to make informed choices and decisions about their future and gives information and advice on further and higher education, apprenticeships and employment.
Delivered through lessons, advisory sessions, group and one-to-one sessions and specific events and includes support for option choices and work experience.
Employer talks and visits support the careers education programme.
One-to-one and group interviews offer the opportunity to discuss ideas, find out more information and develop an action plan to help make informed decisions about career pathways. For a careers interview please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students attend work experience in Year 10 and Year 12.
We are proactive in developing employer and community links and are a member of Paddock Wood Business Association (PWBA) and supported by local and national employers.
The Careerometer widget provides access to a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects.
The data are organised by occupation: simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you.
More detailed information regarding different job roles can be found on the the National Careers Service website.
The school leaders have demonstrated their strong capacity to bring about sustained improvement through effective self-evaluation processes and this has been acknowledged by parents, carers and students. One parent referred to the school as a ‘shining light amongst local schools’.Ofsted
Through engaging with businesses and further education college partners, the school is developing personalised pathways for vocational courses and apprenticeships, which are greatly valued by students.Ofsted
Students overwhelmingly say that they feel safe in school and that any bullying, name-calling or teasing is immediately dealt with.Ofsted