BBC Bitesize Careers Week
Instagram at 10.30am Thursday 9 July for Careers Week on Take on the Teacher!
Know someone who wants to be a radio presenter on Capital FM like Sarah Story? 📻
Or a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing like Amy Dowden? 💃
Or even a CBBC Newsround presenter like De’Graft Mensah? 🎙
Join us on Instagram at 10.30am Thursday 9 July for Careers Week on Take on the Teacher!
You can take on all our special guests at Bitesize quizzes and ask them questions in a live Q&A!
Latest (virtual) Open Days at Local Colleges
Cheshire College South and West – 08 Jun 2020 | 09:00 https://www.ccsw.ac.uk/events/virtual-open-day/
Macclesfield College Virtual Open Day – 11 June 2020 https://macclesfield.ac.uk/events/virtual-open-day-11th-june-2020/
The Virtual Careers Festival
The Virtual Careers Festival was held from 19th-22nd May (see below). The live part of the festival has finished now but there are still a range of very helpful videos on the website with interviews from young people just starting out in their careers. Click here and scroll right to the bottom of the page to find the videos.
– See more at: https://www.macclesfieldacademy.org/year-11-support/year-11-careers/#sthash.oJrdPWca.dpuf
We are excited to be part of the Virtual Career Festival – Paving the Way hosted by The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership. Launching at 11am on Tuesday 19th May – Friday 22nd May. We encourage all students in Y10 – Y13 to participate in this innovative four day programme.
SUMMARY OF PROGRAMME:
DAY 1 & 2: Tune in at 11am on Tuesday to meet your hosts who will let you know what to expect and how to join in. We then have a whole host of videos from over 50 local employer giving a snapshot of a “Day in the Life” of their career and job.
DAY 3: Today is the day you get to explore what you may like to do next in education. Perhaps you want to go to college, university or do an apprenticeship?
DAY 4: The final day is very hands-on. The activities will help you plan for your future job from making a CV writing to interview skills making sure you can get a job!
Register: Please can students pre-register for the event, visit the Paving the Way website and clink the orange button ‘Register Now’ at the bottom of the page. To keep up to date with all activity follow @ThePledgeCW #PavingTheWay
Academy careers strategy 2020 -2022
The Macclesfield Academy is fully committed to ensuring that all of our students acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage their learning and career progression. The Academy has already established a range of effective careers guidance activities which we hope will guide support our students to achieve positive destinations such as A ‘levels, Higher Education, Apprenticeships, Technical routes or Employment.
This careers strategy sets out The Academy’s the activities and participation opportunities that already are, or will be available to, our students. The aim is to ensure that students are fully prepared for and informed effectively about their next steps and can therefore aspire to achieve their full potential.
To support the implementation of this strategy The Academy will work alongside a number of external agencies and organisations. These partnerships will include:
Our aim is to prepare students for life, by making them inquisitive young adults with the determination and resilience to succeed. We also want students to be planning their Post 16 journey throughout their time at the Academy, so we have built our careers advice and guidance programme into all years from 7 to 11.
We currently engage a fully qualified and independent careers advisor who works with individuals and groups throughout the academic year. They are also part of the whole school planning and delivery programme delivered through PSHEE.
Our programme contains the following strands:
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance overview by year group
The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge are helping us to work towards the embedding of the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks, as well as reviewing the impact of our programme and suggesting improvements to the support and guidance we offer all students.
For more information or to offer support for our careers programme here at the Macclesfield Academy, please contact our Careers and IAG Leader by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 01625 383100.