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Careers Guidance

At Oasis Academy Leesbrook, we believe that the right kind of careers education is not only the key to future success, but has the power to be truly transformational in the lives of our pupils.  Because of this careers education is fully integrated into our curriculum.  This means that skills for work readiness are delivered every day in all curriculum areas, from Year 7 onwards.  All members of staff are able to advise about the relevance of their subject specialisms in terms of jobs and careers pathways, in addition to being trained in the options available for Post-16 Education, from T Levels to A Levels and Apprenticeships.   The real life applications of in-class knowledge and skills are made obvious to our pupils, reflecting our belief that skills for the world of work need to sit at the centre of a robust careers education.   

Pupils will benefit from a carefully tailored program that meets their careers and guidance needs from Year 7 through to Year 11.  Through Family Time and Character Education core skills for employability including personal, learning and thinking skills in enterprise, problem solving and communication are delivered.  In KS3 every pupil will visit a Russell Group University and have a variety of opportunities to attend careers events and workshops before opting for GCSEs. Through the Enterprise Advisor Network we will work to bridge the gap between the worlds of work and education, working in partnership with local employers and businesses to enrich the curriculum and careers provision.   In addition to this there will be access to Careers Fairs, Employer Engagement Events and a comprehensive calendar of visits from representatives of business and industry.

All young people are required by law to continue in education or training until they are 18 and we are committed to ensuring that they are able to progress to the most appropriate post 16 option, which might be at a sixth form or FE college, apprenticeship or traineeship.  To this end we work closely with local providers to ensure that pupils are directed towards the most relevant qualification for their skills and aspirations.  Every pupil will receive individual careers interviews and guidance, in addition to support writing CVs and Personal Statements.  Opportunities to work with employers and under-take work related learning will be made available to pupils, and all will receive support and guidance in applying for post-16 courses, including apprenticeships.  Additional support will be given to students with special educational needs and disabilities or who may face barriers to making progress post 16.

Please click here to read our OCL Careers Guidance Policy

Careers Leader

Mrs. Ridley
amanda.ridley@oasisleesbrook.org
0161 290 4000