At this present time, our aim for the start of term in September is to open on Thursday 3rd September for Lower School students only for a half-day without lunch. On Friday 4th September, we will be opening for all students until 1pm with lunch. For the following week, 7th to 11th September, we will be open for all students with lunch until 1.45pm. We will also not be offering a Breakfast Club for the first half term at least so please ensure students only arrive between 8.45am and 9am.

These arrangements are in place to give new students an opportunity to experience the school whilst it is slightly less busy and to enable us to ensure students stay within their tutor groups for the first week back in small bubbles.

Please make sure to note the earlier finish times and when your child is due to return to school in September. We will be in contact with families again at the end of the Summer Holidays.

Thanks,

Rob Watkins – Principal

Careers Guidance

Whilst at Carew Academy, students learn the skills and attitudes required to enable them to become as independent as they can be and to prepare for adulthood. We aim for students to have an enriched and stimulating curriculum to give them every opportunity to reach their full potential.

Carew Academy supports careers development through high quality and personalised work experience opportunities. We enjoy high quality relationships with a number of external organisations and local businesses to provide opportunities for students to work in ‘real’ settings.  We are always looking for additional opportunities to inspire and educate our students about the world of work. If you think you could help please contact info@carewacademy.org

Careers Programme 

At each stage of the learning journey, students are supported and encouraged to consider their future beyond school. Our Careers Programme lists some of the elements of careers information, advice and guidance that a student will encounter during their time with us.

Careers Programme at Carew Academy

Careers Leader 

The Careers Leader for our school is Kim Doolan and she can be contacted via the school office by email: info@carewacademy.org or tel: 020 8647 8349.

Louise Cooper, Director of English and Literacy, has overall responsibility for the careers programme at Carew Academy and she can be contacted via the school office by email: info@carewacademy.org or tel: 020 8647 8349.

Provider Access Policy

Carew Academy is committed to providing high quality careers guidance and advice. Our Provider Access Policy (below) gives details of how training providers can visit the school to offer eligible students information and advice about career pathways.

Provider Access Policy

The Gatsby Benchmarks – what are they?

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a key measure of the effectiveness of career advice. They are also a very important part of the Government’s career strategy. In order to ensure our students enjoy high quality careers guidance and experiences, we will continue to embed the below eight Gatsby Benchmarks throughout our Careers Programme in line with DfE expectations.

  • A Stable Careers Programme 
  • Learning from Career and Labour Market Information 
  • Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil 
  • Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers
  • Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Experiences of Workplaces
  • Encounters With Further Education
  • Personal Guidance

For more information on the Gatsby benchmarks please click on the following link  www.goodcareerguidance.org.uk

Click here for more information on Gatsby Benchmarks and Carew Academy.

At Carew Academy, we regularly measure and assess the impact of our careers programme on our pupils.  We analyse our destination data and ensure that all our leavers access Education, Employment or Training, alongside this we collect feedback from both current and former students and their families.  We also track the progress of our alumni to ensure placements are appropriate and therefore guidance was effective.

On a termly basis we measure the impact our careers programme has using The Careers and Enterprise Company Self-Evaluation Tool, against the Gatsby Benchmarks.  At June 2019, Carew Academy is 100% compliant with the Gatsby Benchmarks. Click here to view our latest Compass Evaluation.

 

Further information for students, parents and staff:

  • For more information about up-to-date careers advice and guidance, as well as labour markets and future study options, please visit: www.successatschool.org. You can sign up for free to this website. Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get more information on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice. Parents can visit this site too and discuss the many options open to their child with them. Teachers and staff can also access this site, allowing them to access some fantastic resources that are subject-specific, as well as highlighting links between curriculum and careers.
  • You can also find a list of Disability Confident Employers here: The Disability Confident scheme aims to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people. It is voluntary and has been developed by employers and disabled people’s representatives. These organisations work closely with young people in their local areas and could provide excellent opportunities for students with special educational needs.
  • Please find information here and here from the Education Development Trust about labour markets, future study options and general interesting advice and guidance in relation to careers. These Labour Market Bulletins will be added regularly. Please refer to them when discussing career and future prospects with your child. These bulletins include some fantastic and useful information about key events in London and nationwide, further education options and apprenticeships, as well as how young people can gain experience in different sectors.
  • Click here to read the Careers Service Newsletter – Summer 2019, produced by the Education Development Trust 

 

Information for employers:

A massive thank you to all of our local employers and colleges for supporting our students throughout this academic year. We have been lucky enough to build up a great list of local employers who attend our Careers Day and/or offer work experience to our students.

If you would like to get more involved with Carew Academy, please contact Louise Cooper via the school office (020 8647 8349) or email lcooper@carewacademy.org. We are always looking for disability-confident employers to build key working relationships with.

The feedback from those we currently work with is very positive. For example:

“It was an absolute pleasure and great experience to be there again and see how the students progress.” Sutton Mencap

“We had a fantastic time. Thank you for inviting us.” Millwood Servicing Limited

“Just wanted to say thank you for having me and Westminster Homecare at your amazing school for the careers fair. Your students were fantastic. If you should find yourself organising another one please do not hesitate to send us an invite again.” Westminster Homecare (Wallington Branch)

 

 

 

 

Carew is an amazing school for our son, he now shines academically and his social skills are outstanding since being part of Carew.  Most of all they understand his needs and support him daily.

Parent 2019

 

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