To ensure that our students continue to receive a high level of careers education, our department are developing online resources and information.
Students will have an activity per week based on their year group uploaded onto Firefly. We are asking students to complete this activity during the week and a new activity will be uploaded every Monday.
Eppie Silverman, our Careers Adviser, is currently exploring how best to provide careers interviews for students and more information on this will follow.
Supporting Your Child at Home - Bulletin
We will also be issuing a weekly bulletin that will be shared with parents and posted on both our Careers page on the website and on Firefly for Parents. This is designed to help parents to support their students through the next few weeks. Our focus here at the Academy is on developing core skills for our students that will support them through their whole life.
Careers and job opportunities will evolve and employers may have a different focus for the future but core skills ensure that our students are ready for the changing world of work.
The first bulletin will go out as a link to the Principal’s communication at the end of this week.
If you have any questions about how to support your child, please contact us:
Eppie Silverman – Careers Adviser
Beki Tonks – Careers Leader
Our long term Careers Aims still remain the same and we look forward to building on the work that we have done so far to develop our Careers Department and our links with the world of work.
Our Careers Department is situated in Second Floor Wells corridor of the Academy and is available to all students to access.
Eppie Silverman is our Careers Adviser. She meets with all Year 11 and Year 13 students for 1-2-1 Careers Interviews and supports curriculum, mentor time and all Academy careers education activity.
Beki Tonks is our Careers Leader. Beki is an external consultant and has developed our Strategic Aims for the Academy. She works one day a week with Eppie to embed and deliver on the Careers Plan.
Here at Shoreham Academy we have a set of Strategic Aims and everything that we do as a Careers department is to give our young people a better understanding of the world of work to help them in their key decisions throughout their education with us.
Our Careers Education Aims are:
To develop and implement our Shoreham Academy Core Skills for Life
To develop Strategic and Operational Business Partners to help develop and deliver our Aims
To provide 1-2-1 Careers Information, Advice and Guidance to EVERY student in Year 11 & 13
To develop and implement our Seven Year Experiences of the Workplace Pathway
Careers Information, Advice and Guidance
To build a Careers digital passport for every student
To develop Careers and Apprenticeship Champions across our staff team
To achieve the Gatsby Benchmarks
So how do these Aims support our students?
Shoreham Academy Core Skills for Life
Our Core Skills for Life are designed to help our students develop and hone the soft skills that employers are looking for in their future workforce. Our Skills are based on the Skillsbuilder essential skills:
Shoreham Academy Strategic Business Ambassador Group
Our Strategic Business Ambassadors will help us to understand the local world of work and ensure that our students have up to date and relevant information as well as the opportunity to visit many of our key employers.
Shoreham Academy Operational Business Ambassadors
In order to give our students lots of opportunities to engage with the widest possible group of people from the world of work, we are developing a core database of people from the world of work who will support our students in a variety of ways including:
Sharing their career journeys – highs and lows!
Talking about what type of skills and experiences employers are looking for
Different types of jobs
Attending careers events at the Academy
Supporting Enterprise days and Experience days
If you would to know more about how you could become one of our Operational Business Ambassadors, please register your interest here and one of the team will get in touch:
Shoreham Academy Seven Year Experience of Workplace Pathway
Experiencing a variety of different workplaces is invaluable for every student. It really helps them to visualise life in the world of work and see how work environments differ.
We are developing a programme to ensure that every student from the time they join us in Year 7 has a clear pathway that leads them through different workplace visits that culminate with a full week in a workplace in Year 12. This pathway will ensure that they can make really informed decisions about where to spend their Work Experience week and maximise on this time.
We help our students to understand the different skills and characteristics that employers look for through our work using our Shoreham Academy Core Skills for Life
Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Interviews in Year 11 and 13
We offer EVERY student in Year 11 and 13 at least one 1-2-1 meeting with our Careers Adviser which is:
Careers Digital Passport
We work with The Careers and Enterprise Company digital tools to track all of the careers activity and engagement that our students experience. This will allow us to develop individualised records that they can take with them into their next education or employment opportunity
Careers and Apprenticeship Champions
We are working with colleagues here to develop a group of champions within the teaching and support staff who will be closely engaged with careers and apprenticeships. This will help everyone to better support students at every stage of their education as they start to explore their opportunities post Shoreham Academy.
All schools and colleges in England are expected to work towards achieving these benchmarks to ensure that we provide good careers education to all students.
Our Careers Education Aims are based around these and our Action Plan will help us to meet them. You can read more about them here
Please do not hesitate to contact any of our Careers Team. Our details are below:
Careers Strategic Lead - Mrs Beki Tonks - firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers Advisor - Ms Eppie Silverman - email@example.com
Enterprise Lead - Mr Colin Langan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers SLT Lead - Martin Sacree - email@example.com