Careers and Life after Isca

This policy statement sets out the Isca Academy’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
 
Pupil entitlement
All pupils in years 8-11 are entitled:

A provider wishing to request access should contact Gary King, Deputy Headteacher, Telephone: 01392 204082; Email: gking@iscaexeter.co.uk
 
Opportunities for access
A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers:

 
Premises and facilities
The school will make the relevant room(s) available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature, this will be made available to all students.
 
Year 8
Spring Term - Options process and one to one interviews
Summer Term - Within the PSHE curriculum and year group assembly time

Year 9
Spring Term - Within the PSHE curriculum and year group assembly time
Summer Term - MADE workshop (target students) [Careerpilot coming after half term]

Year 10
Autumn Term - Coachbright programme
Spring Term -
- Exeter careers fair
- Apprenticeship show
- Coachbright programme
- 1:1 student interviews start after Easter.  Detailed advice and guidance is given regarding post 16 options available and GCSE grades required.  All students are given course guides and are asked to begin identifying appropriate and desirable post 16 courses/destinations.
Summer Term
- Work experience week
- FE College advisor mentoring
- MADE workshop, E-Me mentoring (Both target students) [Campus tour and seki Assembly are coming after half term]

Year 11
Autumn Term

- CSW targeted intervention for vulnerable students determined by resilience data
- FE College advisor mentoring
Spring term
- FE College advisor mentoring
- CV writing within PSHE curriculum
- Careers South West interviews (target Students), Education Roadshow (whole year group)
Summer Term
Ongoing 1:1 advice and support provided throughout the year. This involves the following:

This policy has been approved by the Governors at Performance and Standards Committee and will be reviewed in September 2019.

Post-16 Options
There are a wide range of opportunities for students leaving Isca Academy at 16. Our staff help students to make the right choices and will support them as much as they need throughout the process.

The majority of our students progress on to Exeter College when they leave Isca. Exeter College is an Outstanding (Ofsted 2012 and 2014) establishment that provides a huge range of opportunities for the city’s young people. Alternatively, depending on their needs, some of our students may decide to go to one of the city’s Independent sixth forms, a sixth form outside the city, or Bicton College.  Some seek employment with training.
Many of our students progress on to some of the best universities in the country.

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