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Careers & Prospects

Ebbsfleet Academy recognises the importance of careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG) to prepare students for the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of life, during which they must be able to respond to the changing demands of a technological age, adapt to differing modes of employment, develop life-long learning resources, and balance work and leisure.

In order to provide quality, tailored support and guidance to our students we have created ‘EA Prospects’ — a department dedicated to supporting our students to pursue their natural curiosity about the working world.

EA Prospects is committed to enabling students to understand the working environment in which they will eventually take their part. We recognise that it is important for students to identify their own strengths and aptitudes. Working with students, parents and school staff we aim to raise student aspirations to ensure they plan to achieve, and attain, full learning and career potential. Independent, impartial careers education guidance will be delivered in-school and coordinated by CXK and Unifrog.

Students receive unbiased careers information, impartial guidance and a curriculum relevant to the world of work.  In addition, the academy encourages and supports appropriate work experience opportunities and placements in KS4, as well as providing information and support to students making applications for employment and further and higher education. 

Our careers programme builds from year to year as students move through the school. The academy uses the Unifrog platform to log and track careers guidance. Examples of the activities carried out with students include:

  • Year 7 — Completing competencies and career research using the Unifrog platform.  STEM sessions delivered by DEC.
  • Year 8 — Subject specific careers education delivered through ‘Murder Mystery Day’. 
  • Year 9 — Option choice guidance sessions delivered by University of Kent. WOW sessions delivered by DEC.
  • Year 10 — preparation for work experience sessions, CEAIG delivered by CXK. Labour Market Information sessions delivered by external providers.
  • Year 11 — support with UCAS progress and Kent Choices for applications to colleges and sixth-forms, support in researching and applying for apprenticeships.  Individual advice and guidance delivered by CXK.
  • Year 12 — EA Prospects induction for new entrants, Higher Education institution visit, Higher Education Event, NCS participation, work experience preparation, personal statement support and impartial guidance for post-18 delivered by CXK. 
  • Year 13 — tailored tutorial programme to support applications to university and job applications, UCAS application support, tracking and decision-making advice, CV writing skills support.

The impact of this department will be measured through annual student and staff evaluations, and by achieving the ‘Quality In Careers’ award at the end of academic year 2021/22. Student destination data will be analysed at the end of each academic year to ensure meaningful progression to higher and further education.

Our CEIAG programme and related information is reviewed annually, however information may be revised throughout the year to reflect new regulations.

Our Provider Access Statement can be found attached below.

If you wish to contact our Careers Advisor, Ms Knowles, please email her at: careers@theebbsfleetacademy.kent.sch.uk

 

We value input from parent/carers, businesses or former students so if you are willing to contribute to our careers programme please email the Academy on admin@theebbsfleetacademy.kent.sch.uk