Careers Overview

At Grace Academy Darlaston we strive to ensure our students have access to a balanced careers education. We offer impartial information and guidance on all aspects of careers. Helping students discover their skills and abilities in preparation for life long careers management and employability.

We assess our impact via destination data, student evaluation, external business/organisational feedback and parent/staff engagement.

Provider Access Statement

We encourage a range of education and training providers to volunteer their time and services to us to inform our students about their future qualifications and apprenticeships. We would also like to encourage employers to volunteer their services to us, for example offering mock interviews, application and CV writing workshops, talks to students or be involved in careers events here at Grace Academy Darlaston. We welcome ex-students to get in touch to tell us what they are doing now and to come back into school to talk about their career. Using this link you will be able to find a copy of our Provider Access Statement If you think you could help please contact: Marcia Miller (Enterprise and Careers Co-ordinator) by email: MarciaMiller@darlaston.graceacademy.org.uk or by telephone: 0121 568 3300 ext. 3332.

Key Stage 3 Overview

Students meet our Business Alliance partners and discover the world of work. Business Alliance partners are carefully selected to ensure students are meeting with a varied range of employers of different industries, understand what a career is and set goals for the future.

Key Stage 3 students will take part in careers lessons as part of the PSHE programme enabling them to identify future career steps and have the opportunity to attend lunchtime careers clubs to enhance their careers journey.

Students in all year groups will identify what transferable life skills they have and how their skills apply to careers and academic learning.

Key Stage 4 Overview

Students meet and talk to professionals working in various sectors that come from academic and vocational backgrounds.

Key Stage 4 students will take part in careers lessons as part of the PSHE programme enabling them to identify future career steps. In addition they will experience taster workshops at various colleges and universities, and access CV writing workshops and mock interviews.

Year 11 will attend one-to-one careers advice sessions including access to a wide variety of Post 16 options.

Students in all year groups will identify what transferable life skills they have and how their skills apply to careers and academic learning.

Post 16 Overview

Students work alongside business partners gaining knowledge of the world of work and finances. Further activities for Post-16 students include attendance at taster workshops at various universities, apprenticeship and employability workshops, and visiting careers and apprenticeship skills fayres. UCAS application and personal statement writing support is also provided.

Year 12 students will take part in work experience which is a great way to learn about the world of work, and gives students the opportunity to put the transferable life skills they have gained to the test.

Academy Governing Board

Link governor with careers responsibility – position vacant.   

If you are an employer and would like to support careers and work-related activities at Grace Academy Darlaston, in alliance with International Motors, please email Marcia Miller, Enterprise and Careers Co-ordinator at MarciaMiller@darlaston.graceacademy.org.uk 

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