Elements Academy is dedicated to raising aspirations, challenging stereotypes and inspiring students to achieve their full potential. Elements Academy is committed to our statutory duty to provide impartial and inspirational Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to students in Years 10 and 11. Elements Academy works in partnership with The Careers & Enterprise Company and local careers hubs to ensure that every student receives appropriate CEIAG support and is able to access an appropriate post-16 pathway when they leave the academy at the end of Year 11.
Students have the opportunity to meet with local learning and training providers. Local learning and training providers visit our school to talk about the provision they offer. Open events take place at local colleges, school sixth forms and other training providers. Students are supported to access these. Students will also be able to take part in CV writing and mock interview workshops.
Our Careers Education works in collaboration with all subject areas and at all stages in school.
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Students will participate in whole school events such as STEM days and Enterprise Activities as well as other enrichment activities.
At Key Stage 3, we look to develop a sense of the wider world and look to future choices of career, with a wide range of enrichment activities and work-related projects including work experience.
At Key Stage 4, students continue research into careers and pathways into college, training, apprenticeships, and higher education. They develop skills in CV and letter writing, presentations and interviews. This includes a mock interview with an employer or external careers body; and a week’s work experience at a work placement, supported by a parent/carer information evening.
Work will continue throughout the academic year to support your child as they reach the stage of leaving school. We aim to have students leave school with a record of achievement and an up-to-date CV. We will continue to support your child into the autumn term of their post-16 transition.