Careers at Hall Cross Academy is continually developing to ensure we provide our students with up to date and relevant CEIAG (Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance).
We value the importance of preparing students for the world of work and therefore their career provision begins in Year 7 and continues throughout their time at Hall Cross.
Hall Cross Academy has a full time careers advisor allowing students to access impartial advice and guidance at any time. Not only is the career advisor available during school days but also attends parents evenings, open evenings and it is possible for parents to join their son/daughter at their career meetings on request.
The careers department aims to enable all students to make informed decisions about their curriculum options during the transition between key stages and make positive choices for their post 16 or 18 decisions.
We provide a range of career activities throughout the academic year to help raise student’s aspirations and motivation including evening events allowing parents the opportunity to find out more about the options available to their child/children.
At Hall Cross Academy we work with many providers and continue to develop this network to enhance our student’s careers experience and ensuring they have relevant impartial advice and guidance. Should a provider wish to come into the academy to work with our students regarding the education or training they provide they should make direct contact with the school’s
Careers Lead: Mrs Rebecca Birch
Telephone: 01302 320626 Extension: 115
The career provision is reviewed annually to ensure we are providing students with up to date relevant information and in line with statutory guidance.
Hall Cross measure the impact of their careers programme via feedback from students as well as staff, using this information to continue to develop the careers provision. We also use destination data to evaluate the effect students career experiences has had on their progression once they have left the academy.
In addition, Hall Cross Academy utilises the Compass tool to track our progress against the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Annual review completed: April 2019
Next Annual review: April 2020
Access to Information About Careers
Students can access careers information in many ways at Hall Cross Academy including:
- Attending an interview with the careers advisor. Appointments can be made via careers widget.
- The use of careers software which is available to all students
- Careers information within subject lessons.
- Careers information on the internal Hall Cross Academy careers information page, accessed via the cloud dashboard.