Curriculum Provision

Horbury Academy gives information, advice and guidance to students on a wide range of issues that help them build the skills they will need for working life.

Careers Advice & Guidance

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance is available to all students to enable them to make decisions about their education and career choices.

Careers Leader: Mrs Jess Jones

  • Careers Guidance Policy

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  • Provider Access Policy

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Careers Education and Guidance – Monitoring and Evaluation

At Horbury Academy and through out the Trust we consistently monitor and review the the impact of all the activities we carry out. This includes the provision of Careers Education and Guidance. We review the delivery of the program constantly to meet the needs of our young people through evaluation and consultation. The Careers Guidance Policy outlines in further detail how this is carried out. The policy is formally updated every two years.

Careers Provision

Careers is integral part of the curriculum offer within the Academy and aims to ensure students achieve the appropriate guidance to make informed choices and to be able to progress positively when they leave.

The careers provision and activities, set out below are in line with the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks to enable breadth and choices for students in their career decisions for the future. The careers provision is constantly being reviewed to ensure it meets the needs of the students.

Further information about Careers and Provider Access to the academy can be found in the policy section of the Accord Trust Website or alternatively by contacting Mr D Green (Employment & Progression Manage – Careers Leader) dgreen@ossett.accordmat.org

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Curriculum Provision

Careers Overview

Some students will also be offered individual careers advice by Mr Green (Careers Advisor / Careers Leader).

Students can access additional Careers Information, Advice and Guidance in the following ways:

  • Access support from the National Careers’ Services online or by phone on 0800 100 900
  • Drop in sessions every Tuesday before school, at break/lunch or after school in the LRC with Mr Green
  • Using the careers resources in LRC
  • Support to complete post-16 applications online through Wakefield Prospectus, the common application system used nationally to apply for post-16 opportunities. For more information visit www.wakefieldprospectus.co.uk

Careers Resources

At the Academy we have access to a wide variety of careers resources both web and paper based. In the LRC there are prospectuses for all the local Further Education Colleges as well as access to internet sites for researching careers information and opportunities in general in ICT rooms.

Student Destinations

  • Destination Data Summary

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The Destination Data Summary outlines the destination data for Horbury Academy, showing the current breakdown of destinations for the 2020 cohort and the three year Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) and In – Learning trend.

In addition, a comprehensive PSCHE careers programme is offered. Students focus on post 16 opportunities, how to achieve one’s goals, together with applying for jobs and the skillls required for them. Students will also develop their CV and covering letter. Business mentoring is also available.

All year 11’s in October are issued with their individual logon and password for the Wakefield Prospectus online application system. This is where all applications are made to Post 16 providers eg 6th Form or College. Students will receive support in lessons to complete their application but are encourage to research the opportunities available to them at home, where possible. The website is www.wakefieldprospectus.co.uk

Student Entitlement

Students of Horbury Academy are entitled to:

  • individual and impartial careers guidance from a suitably qualified professional
  • the opportunity to gain the skills that they need to prosper in their chosen career
  • access up to date careers information that is suitable to their needs
  • information about all the options available to them at 16 years of age
  • be referred for extra support if they need it and to other agencies where appropriate.

Parent/Carers Entitlement

Parents/Carers of a student at Horbury Academy are entitled to:

  • speak to a member of staff about their child’s career plans
  • impartial and up to date information on post 16 option choices
  • attend events and Parent’s Evenings designed to offer information and advice on your future choices.

Key Staff

Staff Name Position Contact
Mrs J Jones SMSC and Personal Development Lead jjones@horbury.accordmat.org or 01924 282740
Mr D Green Careers Advisor dgreen@ossett.accordmat.org or 01924 282740

 

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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