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Careers Entitlement

Leeds East Academy offers a careers education programme that prepares students for the next steps in their education, training or employment. We are committed to providing quality information, advice and guidance to all students to enable them to make effective decisions for the future about a wide range of career pathways. Our careers programme aims to inspire students and raise aspirations for all our students.   

We provide access to a wide range of activities that inspire young people, including employer talks, motivational speakers, workshops, mock interviews, workplace experience programme, careers fairs and speed networking events as well as college and university visits. Our students are regularly given the opportunity to engage in local labour market information. The current Labour Market focus in the Leeds area are: Construction, Creative Industries, Digital & IT services, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, The Health Sciences, Accounting and professional services.   At Leeds East Academy the Careers Programme is underpinned by the eight Gatsby Benchmarks. The Gatsby Career Benchmarks are the result of an international study to find the best practice in Career Guidance worldwide. The 8 benchmarks are: 

  • A stable careers programme 
  • Learning from labour market information 
  • Addressing the needs of every pupil  
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers 
  • Encounters with employers and employees 
  • Experiences of workplaces 
  • Encounters with further and higher education 
  • Personal guidance 

We assess the impact of the careers programme on students by: 

  • Destinations of students to further education, apprenticeships and employment 
  • Student voice feedback through Guardian Time  
  • Questionnaires and evaluations after events and group sessions
  • Our programme is assessed against the Gatsby benchmarks using the compass self - evaluation tool.
  • Unifrog an online platform which promotes a wide range of careers linking to local labour market information and tracks students engagement with the Gatsby benchmarks

 

Click here to download our Post-16 Guide for students

 

Useful Website

Career Buzz Quiz - What Job is right for you? Leeds City College Prospectus 2020
The Amazing Apprenticeships Website Post-16 Options Booklet

 

Parents and information

 

What is CEIAG and why it is important?
CEIAG means Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance, more important than ever in today’s complex jobs market.


How does CEIAG affect school-age students?
Having quality information means that students can make informed choices about the kind of career path to follow. With up-to-date advice and guidance, Leeds East Academy students go on to fill a wide variety of college and apprenticeship places


Key Careers Staff
Lauren Bean – Director Ethos, Values and Attendance
Leanne Brooke – CEIAG Manager


Additional Support
Being part of Leeds East Academy means having access to a team of people dedicated to ensuring every student makes informed careers choices, whatever their ability.


Leaving Leeds East Academy
Once your child has left Leeds East you may never need our help again, but if something changes and you think your child would benefit from our Careers advice, please contact Ms Brooke, we are happy to support ex-students, or direct them to other services

Queries
Contact Ms Brooke
brooke.l@whiteroseacademies.org

Parents Evenings

  • Showing an interest in your child’s education is one of the most powerfully positive things you can do as a parent of a school-aged child.
  • All year groups have one parents’ evening a year, except Y11, who have two.
  • Text message reminders are sent out to parents in advance of a parents’ evening.
  • Letters are also sent out, usually via students.
  • If you are unable to attend a parents’ evening and would like feedback about your child’s progress, please contact the Head of Year for your child’s year, who will be happy to help.

 

Students and all information

 

Information on job including pay, workforce change, work place growth etc
Careers advice - job profiles, information and resources | National Careers Service


Unifrog – All pupil can access this through their school email account, if any question please speak to Miss Brooke or email brooke.l@whiteroseacademies.org


What is CEIAG and why it is important?
CEIAG means Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance, more important than ever in today’s complex jobs market.


How does CEIAG affect school-age students?
Having quality information means that students can make informed choices about the kind of career path to follow. With up-to-date advice and guidance, Leeds East Academy students go on to fill a wide variety of college and apprenticeship places


Year 8 -11 opportunities in school – we already have the activities on CEIAG by year group

Careers Activities by Year Group

Year 7

  • Leeds City College Soaring to Success Programme  
  • Careers Sector Assemblies  
  • Subject Specific industry links  
  • Weekly ‘Ambition’ session through guardian time  
  • Careers Fair 
  • Into University Workshops  

Year 8

  • Careers Sector Assemblies  
  • Subject Specific industry links  
  • Weekly ‘Ambition’ session through guardian time  
  • Careers Fair 
  • Into University Workshops  
  • Princes Trust Workshops  
  • Careers Speed Networking Events  
Year 9
  • Subject Specific industry links  
  • Careers Sector Assemblies  
  • Weekly ‘Ambition’ session through guardian time  
  • Careers Fair 
  • Into University Workshops  
  • Duke of Edinburgh  
  • Motivational speakers  
  • Resilience Building Morning 

Year 10  

  • Subject Specific industry links  
  • Weekly ‘Ambition’ session through guardian time  
  • Careers Fair 
  • Careers Sectors Assemblies 
  • Into University Workshops  
  • Careers Speed Networking Events  
  • Work experience programme  
  • Mock Interview Practise  
  • Motivational Speakers  
  • Introduction to post 16 destination  
  • University and college visits  

Year 11 

  • Subject Specific industry links  
  • Weekly ‘Ambition’ session through guardian time  
  • Careers Fair 
  • Into University Workshops  
  • Careers Speed Networking Events  
  • Work experience programme  
  • Mock Interview Practise  
  • Motivational Speakers  
  • Careers Conference (post 16 focus)  
  • Careers Sector/Apprenticeship assemblies  
  • University and college visits 

 

Neet - Not in Education, Training or Employment

At Leeds East Academy we track and monitor all students sustained destination until the end of year 13. We use information gathered from the post 16 providers to ensure all student who have left Leeds East Academy sustain a positive destination. If a student does find them in the unfortunate position of where they do not have a placement at college, we continue to work proactively with them to help find an appropriate course or apprenticeship. We work with the Positive Destinations Team at Chapel Town Youth Centre to help our students reengage in education, build on their soft skills and find voluntary or paid employment.

Leavers 19/20 Leavers 18/19 (Y13) Leaver 17/18
LEA 2.3% (4 Students) 4.3% (6 Students) 3.7% (5 Students)
National 3.8% (16/17 year olds) 7.5% (16/18 year olds) 7.5% (16/18 year olds)

 

Destination Information Total
Apprenticeship 2
Elliot Hudson 6
Leeds City College 87
Leeds College of Building 15
Leeds College of Music 1
Notre Dame 21

Grammar School at Leeds

3
Roundhay Sixth Form 1
Northampton College 1
Aspire Igen 2
Liverpool Football College 1
Bishop Burton College 1
Askham Bryan College  3
Garforth Academy Sixth Form  3
Allerton High School  1
Nacro  1
Selby College 2
Rotherham United Football Academy  1
Wigan and Leigh College  1
Farsley Celtic & CFYDC 1
Bradford Pro Elite 1
Elliot Hudson at Boston Spa 1
Bolton College  1
Pontefract College  1
Blackpool Football College  1
NEET  4

Work Experience Programme

At Leeds East Academy, we aim to ensure that every students within the academy takes part in a work experience programme in Year 10. Previously students have struggled to find their own work experience placements to bridge the gap between school and the employers LEA work in partnership with Leeds City College’s work experience team to ensure that we source appropriate placements for every child. We try to ensure that all placements are aspirational and are within the career field in which the student wishes to pursue. It is important that all placements are appropriate, aspirational and supportive to ensure our students gain transferable skills. Such as:  

  • Communication and teamwork  
  • Understanding how organisations/businesses work  
  • Build confidence in interacting with adults  
  • Provides practical experience for CV and personal statement  

It is important that students feel prepared for work experience to ensure that they leave feeling proud of their achievement and challenges they have overcome in the process. Before students choose their preference placement for work experience it is important that they have some knowledge of the current labour market by equipping themselves with this information they further develop their mind-set and choices.   

Post 16 Information

It is a legal requirement that all students stay in education, training or employment until the are 18. At Leeds East Academy we track and monitor all students for 2 years following leaving the academy, this is so that we can celebrate all student’s success and offer support where necessary.  

Our students go on to study at a range of different destination, such as;  

  • Leeds City College  
  • Elliot Hudson College 
  • Notre Dame Catholic College  
  • Roundhay Sixth Form  
  • Garforth Academy Sixth Form  
  • Leeds College of Building  
  • Askham Bryan College  

The Careers Team

Ms L Bean – Director of Ethos, Values and Attendance

Email address: bean.l@whiteroseacadamies.org 

Ms L Brooke – Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Manager

Email address: brooke.l@whiteroseacademies.org 

A partnership for progress

The White Rose Academies Trust is proudly sponsored by The Leeds City College Group, who provide expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond.

Our relationships enable our Academy and the wider Trust to determine its priorities for continuous and sustained improvement. Offering specialised support, in addition to subject specific advice and a range of CPD opportunities to all of our staff, we're working together to ensure our school is rated as Outstanding by 2020.

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Leeds East Academy
South Parkway
Seacroft
Leeds
LS14 6TY

0113 273 1964
info@leedseastacademy.org.uk
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