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Careers

"The careers education and guidance that students receive very effectively supports them in making choices about their next steps in education or training."
Ofsted 2015 

At Belvedere Academy, our goal is clear; to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes, inspire pupils and encourage students to consider a wide range of careers.

Preparation for employment is an integral part of everything we do at Belvedere. We prepare our students to go to further or higher education or skilled employment and apprenticeships, enabling them to make a significant contribution to society.

The provision of high quality, impartial and relevant careers information, advice and guidance has never been more important than it is today. The Belvedere Academy aims to ensure that all students are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to investigate, research and enter their chosen professions.

For more information, please contact our Careers Leader, Ms Carroll, s.carroll@belvedereacademy.net

Pupil entitlement

All students in Years 7 - 13 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available. 
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions, taster events and inspirational talks.
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and apprenticeship courses.
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and apprenticeship courses.

 Belvedere uses the Gatsby Benchmarks as a guide to plan our careers programme.

Careers Guidance

Good careers guidance is critical if young people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them. To help our students make well-informed choices to enable them to progress into further learning, training or employment, the Belvedere Careers Department works with Career Connect to provide advisory meetings for all pupils in Year 11. Kim Dickson from Career Connect is Belvedere’s Careers Advisor.

Kim is in school every Wednesday and interviews all students in Year 11, giving them the opportunity to discuss their post-16 options, including sixth form, college, or apprenticeships, and can provide support with application forms, CVs and interviews.

Students in Year 8 - 13 are encouraged to make an appointment with Kim to look at their options, including college courses, apprenticeships, employment or university. Pupils may also be referred for an interview, either by Pastoral teams or the Inclusion Department. Parents/carers are welcome to get in touch at any time to discuss their daughter's plans, or any concerns they might have about careers education. Should pupils or parents wish to contact her, you can email Kim on kim.dickson@careerconnect.org.uk or contact her via the academy office on 0151 727 1284. Please be aware Kim is only in Belvedere one day a week when waiting for a response.

 

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