Orchard Mead Academy wants you to have a successful future! You will be given lots of support to develop key employability skills as well as knowledge and understanding of the broad range of options available to you when you leave Orchard Mead Academy. We offer advice and guidance throughout your time with us and also ensure that you have access to information around the world of work at all stages of your educational journey. We will inspire you to be ambitious and develop the skills and confidence to make well-informed decisions in preparation for the next phase of your education, training and place within the world of work.
Learning in each year has a key focus
Year 7 – Awareness
“How is what I am learning in school now preparing me for the wide range of future pathways and careers available to me?”
Year 8 – Explore
“As I learn more about the world of work and the labour market, what aspirations do I have for my own careers journey?”
Year 9 – Consider
“How can I prepare to make informed decisions about my future?”
Year 10 – Experience
“How can I develop my employability skills further and articulate what I have to offer to potential employers and post 16 providers?”
Year 11 – Decide
“Which post 16 pathway am I going to take and how do I prepare myself for success at this next stage in my careers journey?”
Throughout each term, you will build upon your knowledge and experiences through a specific careers curriculum, learning within Growth and Citizenship lessons, links throughout the curriculum, inspirational activities including assemblies, visiting speakers, workshops and trips and impartial advice and guidance. You also have access to Unifrog. Unifrog is a careers platform that allows scholars to explore a range of careers, courses and apprenticeships and is a reliable source of labour market information.