The landscape of education, training and employment opportunities that students and parents need to navigate is more complex and challenging than that faced by previous generations.

The Wey Valley Academy Careers Advice and Guidance team is currently working towards the Quality in Careers Standard Award, which ensures that the career advice and guidance that your child will receive is impartial and the information provided will help your child’s career development.

Wey Valley Academy is effectively and efficiently working towards the Gatsby Benchmarks and the CDI Framework. This will be evaluated and monitored through Compass+. The team will uphold the CDI Code of Ethics and review all CEIAG policy documents.

Provider Access Legislation

The provider access legislation is new guidance that comes into force from January 2023. It is a key mechanism to further help learners understand and take-up, not just apprenticeships, but wider technical education options such as T-Levels and Higher Technical Qualifications.

The updated provider access legislation (PAL) specifies schools must provide at least six encounters for all their students: 

In the context of the provider access legislation, a provider is an organisation that offers approved technical education qualifications or their representative, for example an FE college or training provider.

A provider, to whom access is given, must deliver an encounter that includes the following:​

Support with the full statutory guidance from DfE can be found here

 

The Careers Team

The academy has a dedicated careers team who

are here to help guide students through their career and future options.

Careers Leader – Mrs J Rogers [email protected]

Principal – Mr T Neill [email protected]

Vice Principal for SMSC – Miss L Bucke [email protected]

Wey Valley Academy works in partnership with an independent advice and guidance Adviser

Careers Adviser – Mrs H Bull [email protected]

Provider-Access-Policy

Wey Valley Academy Careers Policy

To help and guide our students, as they start to consider their future, we offer careers education and guidance via the curriculum, assemblies, work experience and 1-1 meetings with a qualified Careers Adviser.

We welcome approaches from, and work with, higher education providers, local further education colleges, apprenticeship providers, employers and our alumni to support our CEIAG programme.

The Academy has completed the Careers and Enterprise Company Compass evaluation tool and is using this to support the development of the Academy’s Career Development Plan.

CEIAG programme

We are committed to providing a planned programme of high quality Careers

Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to all students and recognise the important role that careers education / work-related learning plays in:

· Preparing and supporting young people to sustain employability and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives.

· Raising aspirations and inspiring young people to achieve their full potential.

· Supporting young people to plan and manage their own futures.

· Contributing to strategies for raising achievement, especially by increasing motivation.

· Developing key skills, such as communication, resilience, team working, problem solving and personal management.