Information for Parents, Students, Employers
and Education Providers
For any other Careers related enquiries please contact:
For an outline of the Academy’s careers programme please click here
Welcome to our careers guidance and information page. We aim to support students throughout their time at Ansford to see a bigger picture for their education.
Following government changes to education in 2014, every student is now required to stay in full time education: undertake an apprenticeship or participate in a mix of work and learning once they leave Ansford Academy and up until the age of 18.
Students have access to outstanding careers advice through our independent careers advisor, Wendy Watson, who is available every Monday and Wednesday to meet with students (and indeed parents/ guardians should they wish to attend). Students in Year 8 – Year 11 receive a programme of careers education and guidance which is delivered through tutors.
A comprehensive Careers Information, Advice and Guidance programme is offered to help support students make informed choices about their future as they move through Ansford Academy. This programme is delivered through PSHCE Theme days, curriculum and tutor time. The programme aims to inspire students to raise their aspirations; achieve their goals; be confident to make the best choices for themselves; and prepare them for a successful and rewarding future.
The aim for an Ansford student should be:
- To research careers and future pathways with confidence
- Be aware of their options post 16 and beyond
- Be aware of local and wider employment opportunities through encounters with employers and Labour Market Information
- Be able to write CV’s, Covering letters and Application forms
- Be able to talk confidently about their future
- They should know their target grades and be aware of skills they have achieved through curriculum subjects
- Be able to discuss their options and agree an action plan with an Independent Careers Adviser.
Ansford students and parents can access further careers information by logging on to the Ansford Portal and selecting the Careers tab where you can find an E-Library of additional resources that help support the Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Programme.
The Careers Leader in the Academy is Vice Principal, Mr. Karl Musson who can be contacted via email: . All students have access to Careers and Work Experience (Y10) support and independent and impartial Advice & Guidance from the Independent Careers Adviser, Wendy Watson. She is available in school on Mondays and Wednesdays. All students in KS4 will be offered an appointment to discuss their plans with her. Parents are invited to attend these appointments or contact Ms Watson to discuss any concerns:
To see the Provider Access Policy please refer to the CEIAG Policy at the top of this page.
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Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
has teamed up with Speakers for Schools
to offer two insight opportunities
in April 2021:
Nursing Virtual Insight Afternoon
Tue 13th April 2021 (12:30pm – 3:30pm)
Details can be found here:
NHS Somerset - Nursing
Healthcare Science Virtual Insight Morning
Thu 15th April 2021 (9:30am – 12:30pm)
Details can be found here:
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust - Healthcare Science Virtual Insight Morning
The opportunities are open to:
students aged 14 - 19 years
and each event has 40 places.
Please promote these opportunities to your students and encourage them to apply.
Information on how to register and apply can be found on:
the Speakers for Schools website:
1st March 2021
Click here for more info
Thu 4th March 16.00-16.45
University of Reading are hosting a Pathways to Property webinar next Thursday 4th March - 16.00-16.45
which is open to students in Year 9 and upwards.
Hear from an industry professional about their experience working in property, learn about how the Pathways to Property programme can support you into the industry, and join an interactive Q&A session to ask property-related questions that may help guide future career choices.
Sign up here:
Register now for the
TalentEd Academy Industry Insight
Broadcasts in 2021
The Somerset TalentED Academy is showcasing employers working in various industry sectors in Somerset through a series of broadcasts with Learn Live UK
Each broadcast will feature pre-recorded videos where employers give young people real world examples of the types of career that they can aspire to in each industry.
Students - register now for the following industry
broadcasts in 2021:
13th January - Armed Forces
20th January - Environmental Industries including Energy & Utilities
27th January - Creative Industries
3rd February - Professional Services
10th February - Information Technology & Digital Industries
24th February - Education
3rd March - Food Production & Farming
Y11 MOVING ON EVE
Post-16 Provider Info Videos
Apprenticeship Info Video for Parents
LOCAL COLLEGE/SIXTH FORM
VIRTUAL OPEN EVENTS
LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION
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