The Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme at Outwood Academy Valley seeks to positively support you to acquire the educational, social and employability skills necessary for lifelong success in a diverse and changing world of work.
Mr Loftus (Associate Assistant Principal) is the lead contacts for Careers within the Academy. We are currently working with CareersInc, an external, independent and impartial careers guidance service that works with schools to help them fulfil their statutory duty to provide high-quality, external, independent and impartial CEIAG.
All their professional advisers are qualified to Level 6 in CEIAG and they work with students, teachers, employers and parents to ensure that young people get the CEIAG (and the encouragement) that they need.
There are two careers advisers working at Valley, their names are Rachel Jones and Sean Panting and they are in school Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Students at Outwood Academy Valley are entitled to CEIAG which:
Together with staff from CareersInc we will support your career development in a number of ways including:
At the Academy we have a Careers office based in Interview Room 2 which is run by CareersInc. We also have a careers library located in Vision. Within the careers library students can also find out about sixth form and college courses as well as other pathways including apprenticeships, traineeships and vocational routes.
Enrichment activities include Careers Club on Thursdays 2.30-3.30, Careers Clinics at break and lunch-times Tuesdays and Thursdays and regular Career Cafés.
Some useful websites are listed on the right. The CEIAG policy for Outwood Academy Valley is available for download at the link below. This contains both the pupil and parent entitlement statements.
Please also visit the CareersInc Portal (link below) for more career support and guidance.