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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.

LBA

Mrs Lynn Bayliss – Careers & Business Links Manager
lynn.bayliss@mascallsacademy.org.uk
01892 839033 (direct line) Fax: 01892 835648

Mrs Deirdre Williams, CXK Advisor

Miss Amy Hutson, Careers & Admin Apprentice

amy.hutson@mascallsacademy.org.uk


Student Entitlement

While at Mascalls Academy we aim to prepare each student to aspire to and fulfil their career aspirations, supported by:

  • Clear and impartial information, advice and guidance
  • Clear impartial advice and information about all the options available so that informed choices and decisions can be made
  • Qualified people to help with decision making on the most appropriate further education, higher education, training or employment
  • Appropriate and relevant advice and guidance to help make choices and seek to develop a career plan for the future
  • A programme of careers education to help identify and develop skills and qualities to support the transition from school into the world of work and/or further learning
  • Personal support and information on progress

There is the opportunity to:

  • Be involved in decision making
  • Learn about the world of work
  • Experience the world of work
  • Develop independent learning skills

Raising of Participation Age

Students must continue with some form of accredited studying or learning while in education, training or employment until they are 18 years old.


Investor in Careers

Mascalls Academy has achieved the Investor in Careers kite mark.


Impartial Careers Information

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.


Careers Education

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.


Careers Advice and Guidance

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 bayliss@mascalls.kent.sch.uk


Work Experience

Students attend work experience in Year 10 and Year 12.


Employer Links

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.


Downloads and Links

Careerometer

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.