The Dukeries Academy encourages students through its careers education programmes to become citizens who will aspire, achieve and contribute in the work place and beyond.
We aim to encourage all students to discover their talents and skills and to gain the personal qualities needed to become more employable in their future career. We are always looking for new ways to connect with local employers and our innovative termly Business Brunches are becoming very popular with students.
In KS3 students take part in programmes which enable them to find out more about the world of work. Careers guidance is also offered where appropriate to help students make sound option choices in Year 9. Students for whom university is an appropriate option are offered the chance to take part in a range of outreach programmes, which are ongoing from year to year.
In KS4 all students take part in a mock interview day in Y10 with representatives of local employers. They are helped to create a CV, personal statement and covering letter, which are used for discussion during the interview. This is followed by a one-week work experience for all students at the end of the year.
In Y11 all students receive individual guidance to help them make the correct choices for post-16 study, whether that be at college, an apprenticeship or in the Sixth Form. Students in all years are offered help with completing application forms and writing CVs in a lunch time drop-in session.
Post-16 a similar level of individual support is available to students to help them make a successful transition to working life or higher education. A programme of short presentations in tutor set time allows students to learn more about higher education, interview skills and apprenticeships. This is supported by a visit to the Sheffield Arena HE Fair and an Open Day at a local university.
The attached documents illustrate the range of information sent home to parents to inform them of programmes and opportunities in school.