Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form are committed to enabling all students, regardless of ability, to make well informed, realistic, ambitious decisions about future careers and to raise learners’ aspirations. Whilst participating in and enjoying academic lessons, students will develop practical and social employability skills to support their future goals and to prepare them for the world of work.
The Careers Guidance in Schools (2013) publication states that every student from Year 8 to Year 13 must be able to access independent and impartial careers guidance. The raising of the participation age (RPA) states that young people are now required to participate in education training until their eighteenth birthday. Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form complies with this expectation.
Access to IAG Appointments
All students and parents have opportunities to access impartial information, advice and guidance via appointments with Mrs C Wright; the IAG coordinator – booked in one of the following ways:
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone – 01827 301820
- Students can book an appointment, either in person or through their personal tutor. There are no restrictions on the number of appointments. We operate an ‘open door’ policy during Academy hours for students. Parents may also book an appointment using contact details above.
The IAG coordinator will ensure that students are fully aware of the possible pathways available to them following Year 13 and will, in particular, offer support at important stages, such as composing applications and making important career decisions. Students will have a clear understanding of timeframes for applications to university, apprenticeships and employment. They will be encouraged to discuss and carefully consider their ‘next steps’.
The IAG coordinator will also work closely with pastoral heads and tutors to ensure that students receive the support required to realise and achieve their career ambitions. Additionally, the IAG coordinator will liaise with outside organisations, such as Entrust, to ensure that those students who require extra careers and transitional support, receive it. Where beneficial to individual Sixth Form students, meetings and support will be arranged by the IAG coordinator with future providers and employers to support transition prior to leaving in the summer. Our aim is that all of our students will move on to positive destinations and we will remain accessible for students to visit for additional advice after leaving, whenever possible.
Events and Activities
Students from all year groups will have the opportunity to be involved in a number of activities throughout the year, on and off site, which will enhance their understanding of a variety of different careers. These include; listening to outside speakers; careers fairs; employer-led activities and university visits. In recent years, students have been involved in Young Enterprise activities, water harvesting projects with a local engineering company, and trips to Oxford University, amongst many others.
Landau Forte Sixth Form is working with the Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership to engage with local employers in order to inform our curriculum, support events and provide valuable work exposure. In particular, we are looking to work with employers who fit into Local Priority Sectors (see below). In recent years we have worked with TNT, John Lewis, Timing Solutions, MITIE, Drayton Manor, Tamworth Snowdome, St. Giles Hospice and many others. We already have a number of employers working with us, but would love to hear from others who are interested. Please see our Employers Pages for more details.
During Year 12, students will be given a login for New Kudos, a careers guidance resource, which will help to inspire career ideas and generate a list of careers that may be useful for further research. New Kudos also links into UCAS for research into Higher Education.
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For school leaver advice, including articles on everything from application help to interview tips.
Careers World website
Covering many different apprenticeships courses, academic courses, vocational training and a wide ranging of learning types.
National Careers Service
The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding.
National Apprenticeship Service
The National Apprenticeship Service, part of the Skills Funding Agency, is the government agency that coordinates apprenticeships in England, enabling young people to enter the skilled trades. Young people can register and apply for live vacancies here.
Not Going to Uni
Provides advice and guidance for students looking for alternatives to University and advertises live vacancies.
Moving On Magazine
Moving On magazine is a print and online publication devoted to providing a wide range of information regarding choices following 11 to 19 schooling.
At the heart of connecting people to higher education