Every pupil is encouraged to set their sights high for their future, regardless of their background or individual circumstances. In order to help them prepare for college, university and the world of employment, we deliver careers guidance through a range of processes designed to develop high aspirations in pupils, encourage pupils to consider a broad and ambitious range of careers and enable individuals to make informed choices and transitions related to their personal, educational and careers development. We also draw on specialist support from local partner organisations.
Through our Leadership specialism and enrichment programme, we develop links with leading local employers in the professions, business, industry and the public, community and voluntary sectors. As well as addressing the pupils and answering their questions about what it’s like to work in their field, we look for exciting work experience and mentoring opportunities with them.
See our Policies and Publications page to access our Careers and Enterprise Policy.
See our Policies and Publications page to access our Provider Access Policy.
See our Policies and Publications page to access our Careers Programme Overview.
Also take a look at the Careers Writers Association website which has lots of useful information for parents.
The Academy’s Careers Leader is Karen Oldroyd who can be contacted on 01274 681455 or via email karen.Oldroyd@tong.staracademies.org
If you would like further information about our careers programme, please contact our Careers Leader.
The Careers Advisor is Annie Gibson who will provide specific career guidance. Annie can be contacted on 01274 681455 or via email Annie.Gibson@tong.staracademies.org
National Collaborative Outreach Programme
The Academy also works in partnership with The National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP), which is run by Go Higher West Yorkshire. NCOP brings together 29 partnerships of universities, colleges and other local partners to deliver outreach programmes to young people aged 14-19.
The programme supports government goals to:
- Double the proportion of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in Higher Education (HE) by 2020
- Increase by 20% the number of students from ethnic minority groups in HE
- Address the under-representation of young men from disadvantaged background in HE
An NCOP representative is based at the Academy.