Careers Guidance

Orsett Heath Academy believes that good Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) connects learning to the future. It motivates young people by giving them a clearer idea of the routes to jobs and careers that they will find engaging and rewarding. Good CEIAG widens pupils’ horizons, challenges stereotypes and raises aspirations; and provides pupils with the knowledge and skills necessary to make successful transitions to the next stage of their life.

Organisation

The current careers programme is delivered through a combination of methods, including explicit lessons provided within the taught PSHE programme:

  • Careers lessons (Run within the school’s PSHE programme)
  • Tutor Time careers and review sessions
  • Assemblies
  • Trips and Visits
  • External Visitors and Speakers
  • Focus day events for key transition years – Y7 (Start of Secondary School) Y9 (into GCSE) and Y11 (into KS5)
  • Careers Interviews during KS4 including 1:1 support
  • Subject areas embedding careers into their subject areas
  • Visual Displays around School

For a summary of our Careers Strategy for 2020-21 please click here

For a more detailed overview of the provision by year group please click here

Further to this, all students will have access to a personal Unifrog account.

Unifrog is the complete destinations platform – a one-stop-shop for students across KS3 and KS4 regardless of their interests. It is a place where students can compare every university course, apprenticeship and FE course in the UK, as well as universities in 30 other countries across the world. This is alongside getting access to labour market information and advice on careers and subjects for all routes.

Students can also use the platform to record and evidence their key activities & competencies and prepare their CVs and personal statements – all in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks.

All students will be introduced to this platform in their PSHE lessons in Year 7.

Further details for both students and parents/carers can be found in the OHA Unifrog User Guide

Provider Access

Any provider wishing to request access and to discuss possible attendance at relevant events should contact our Careers Leader/Head of School, Miss S. Rawson – rawsons@oha.swecet.org