Careers Programme

Delta Academies use the CDI Framework and the PSHE Association Programme of Study to build our Careers Programmes.

Our CEIAG & Provider Access Policy gives an overview of the programme for each year group. A more detailed programme can be found here.

Curriculum Intent

Ash Hill Academy Careers Vision

Careers education and guidance programmes play an integral role in supporting young people in pathways that suit their interests, abilities and individual needs. At Ash Hill Academy we aim to inspire students with our motivational careers programme.  A robust careers programme puts school learning into a wider and more relevant context and helps raise aspirations. This will drive students to take pride in their futures, increase their resilience and thus create an aspirational generation of young adults for our local and wider community. Our vision is to encourage students to take pride in themselves, increase their resilience and create an aspirational generation of young adults for our local and wider community.

Ash Hill Academy has a statutory requirement when delivering careers in its academies to ensure that information about options and

careers is presented impartially and that advice promotes the best interests of pupils.

We aim to ensure that our programmes:

•    Empowers young people to plan and manage their own futures

•    Responds to the needs of each learner

•    Provides comprehensive information and advice

•    Raises aspirations

•    Actively promotes equality of opportunity and challenges stereotypes

•    Helps young people to progress

Careers Information Advice – Student Entitlement

All young people at Ash Hill Academy are entitled to:

  • Support from a Personal Tutor who knows them well and who can help them to access specialist advice and ensure any learning needs or issues are quickly addressed.
  • High quality programmes of careers education which help young people to plan and manage their own careers.
  • Impartial information advice and guidance about learning and work options including about Apprenticeships, Diplomas, Foundation Learning and GCSEs/A Levels.
  • Information, advice and guidance about the benefits of higher education and how to access the opportunities that it affords.
  • A programme of virtual work-related learning (in Years 10), giving young people direct insights into the world of work.

All young people at Ash Hill Academy are entitled to access through wider commissioned services and external providers:

  • One to one advice and support from a specialist careers adviser when needed.
  • Information and discussion in lessons and assemblies to help students make informed decisions about their future.
  • Activities and Events such as careers fairs/employability workshops/work experience.
  • Further specialist support from local services as needed.
  • Information on all local learning programmes for 14–19-year-olds via their local 14-19 prospectus.
  • Support for young people to move to adult information, advice and guidance services when they reach the appropriate age.

We are committed to the vision laid out in the DfE January 2018 document “Careers Guidance and Access for Education and Training Providers” in that:

  • The Academy has begun to offer every young person at least one meaningful encounter with employers per year, from Years 7 to 11.
  • Ash Hill Academy has appointed a named person to the role of Careers Leader.
  • The Academy has published details of its destination data and careers programme.
  • The Academy quality assures its careers programme by evaluating against the Gatsby Benchmarks every term.

Careers Learning Journey