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At Perryfields Academy, we are passionate about supporting students through the process of deciding the direction they take after finishing school. We are committed to providing a robust careers programme across both key stage 3 & 4 that prepares our young people for a successful transition into adulthood.
With the help of Connexions, we provide impartial guidance and advice on further education, training or employment.
Across both KS3 and KS4 students have the opportunity to learn about different career paths with the help of many outside agencies such as employers and education providers.
Our Careers Leader is Mrs K Wallis. If you have any queries or questions about careers, higher education or getting involves please contact her on 0121 421 7979 or Kayleigh.email@example.com
Provider Access Policy
This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to Students at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
All Students in years 7-11 are entitled:
In January 2023, the updated Provider Access Legislation (PAL) comes into force. The updated legislation states that schools must provide at least six encounters with approved providers of apprenticeships and technical education for all students by the end of year 13.
At Perryfields Academy we are committed in our obligation to meet the PAL and will ensure that our students have:
Management of provider access requests
A provider wishing to request access should contact Mrs K.Wallis: Leader responsible for Information, Advice and Guidance
Telephone: 01214217979 Email: Kayleigh.firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities for access
At Perryfields we need your help to raise out students’ careers aspirations, develop their employability skills and learn more about the exciting and diverse industries within the Black Country. Inspire our young people
By contributing time to help support Perryfield’s Careers programme, you are helping to inspire young minds. Through contributing your time, you and expertise you are providing our students with opportunities which will contribute to an excellent careers programme as set out by the Gatsby Foundation’s eight Benchmarks and the Careers and Enterprise Company.
Ways you can support:
What to expect from us
By getting involved with our careers programme at Perryfields you will not only be supporting future workforce development, you will also be forging community links and building a positive profile for your company.
We will support you throughout you visit to us to ensure we maximise the use of your valuable time. Our Careers Leader is Mrs Kayleigh Wallis (Kayleigh.email@example.com,uk) and they will:
A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to Students and/or their parents. Please speak to Mrs K.Wallis to identify the most suitable opportunity for you. The school policy on safeguarding sets out the school’s approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students.
|Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|Year 7/8||College Assemblies Careers Fair||National Careers week – pathways talks – Employers/Businesses||Careers Talks
|Year 9||College Assemblies Careers Fair||National Careers week – pathways talks – Employers/Businesses||Careers Talks
|Year 10||College Assemblies Careers Fair||National Careers week – pathways talks – Employers/Businesses||Mock interviews/CV workshops
|Year 11||College Assemblies Careers Fair||National Careers week – pathways talks – Employers/Businesses||Focus Fridays|
At Perryfields we understand that thinking about the future can overwhelming. However, our dedicated staff are here to support you, whatever path you decide to take. You may find some of the below resources a useful place to start when deciding which pathway to take.
Find out about courses and pathways
Build your skills and strengths
When it comes to careers, parents, carers and guardians are the biggest influence in a young person’s life. Below are some resources created to support parents, carers and guardians to have informed and constructive conversations with your child about their future and the different pathways available to them.
Perryfields is committed to providing a robust careers programme across both key stages preparing young people for a successful transition into adulthood. We consign to statutory duty allowing students to have access to quality information, advice and guidance and ensuring all our students transition on to further education, employment or training. The advice given promotes the best interests of the students and supports inspiration and independence.
At Perryfields, we encourage our staff to do the following:
Subject teachers will be supported to develop and integrate careers into their classrooms through CPD sessions.
Useful links for teaching staff:
We use Compass+ to monitor and plan our careers program and to track student attendance at our careers events. Students, Parents and Carers can request a copy of their record by emailing our careers leader: Kayleigh.firstname.lastname@example.org
We are keen to build up a network of past alumni to talk to our current students about their experiences both at Perryfields and in the world of work.
If you would like to join our Alumni, please fill out this form.