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The Queen Elizabeth Academy,
Witherley Road,
Atherstone,
Warwickshire,
CV9 1LZ

T: 01827 712 477

E: info@tqea.attrust.org.uk

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Careers (and Post 16)

At TQEA we have a comprehensive careers’ programme covering a wide range of opportunities and options for students to find out about and then investigate further.

We start in Year 7 with a STEM event and then build on this, as students progress through the school, using a number of resources, outside specialist visitors, online career software, and trips.

During their time here students will:

  • Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.
  • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options evenings, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.
  • Understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses available to them.

     

Year 7 visit 3M for a STEM trip

 

  

A Careers’ Fair for year 9&10 students

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 7 STEM careers event
Year 8 Life skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities.

RAF skills development programme.

Students to be given access to Kudos careers advice program to help guide options process.

KS4 options evening.

KS4 options taster day.

Year 9 Life Skills- lessons in tutor time to focus on careers education.

Warwickshire Police youth academy weekend

Life Skills- lessons in tutor time to focus on careers education. Life Skills- lessons in tutor time to focus on careers education.
Year 10 Life Skills – Assembly introducing and advertising careers advice sessions. Requirements of post 16 education and options available. Advice given on benefits of different pathways.

1 hour CIAG meetings with qualified careers advisor

Warwickshire Police youth academy weekend

Kudos training provided for students during tutor time- how to access and navigate it effectively

Assemblies delivered by local colleges and apprenticeship providers.

Visit to the CWLEP careers fair.

Apprenticeship assembly delivered by ‘Project ASK’

Apprenticeship training provided in tutor time- creating accounts on apprentichsip.gov and how to apply.

Year 11 Life Skills – Assembly introducing and advertising careers advice sessions. Requirements of post 16 education and options available. Advice given on benefits of different pathways.

Warwickshire Police youth academy weekend

Assemblies delivered by local colleges and apprenticeship providers.

Meetings with Mr Webb to discuss post 16 options and support writing of CV and college applications.

Additional 1 hour CIAG meetings with qualified careers advisor

Assemblies delivered by local colleges and apprenticeship providers.

Meetings with Mr Webb to discuss post 16 options and support writing of CV and college applications.

Additional 1 hour CIAG meetings with qualified careers advisor

Apprenticeship assembly delivered by ‘Project ASK’

Additional events and opportunities will be offered to students when they become available.

Please speak to Mr Webb to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

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Year 10 visit the Harper Group at a local building site to experience a variety of trades including brick laying, plastering and plumbing.

Careers Guidance at TQEA

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents.   If you would like to come into school and talk about Careers in your field of work please contact:

    • Mr M Webb, Teacher in Charge of Careers Education
    • Telephone: 01827 712477
  • Email: m.webb@tqea.org.uk

The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity.   We will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations.  This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Careers Resource Section in the school Library, which is managed by the school librarian. The Resource Centre is available to all students at lunch and break times.

The school policy on safeguarding [Safeguarding-Policy-2017.pdf] sets out the school’s approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students.

Post 16 – where do TQEA students go next?

2018 post 16 data

2017 post 16 data

 

2016 post 16 data