Careers

Guidance

Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG)

We are highly committed to providing our students with information, advice and guidance relating to future decisions and careers. As part of this we are working towards hitting all 8 of the Gatsby CEIAG Benchmarks. The details for each of these benchmarks, and the ways in which we intend to meet and monitor them at TVLA is detailed below. Other information and documents available include:

  • ‘Career of the Week’ and ‘Careers News’ pages.
  • Planning documents for Whole-School and Curriculum CEIAG provision.
  • TVLA yearly CEIAG report.
  • The Careers Calendar.
  • Local labour market information and assemblies for Lancashire and Greater Manchester.
  • Our destination data summary reports and other documents.
  • The school policy for provider access.
  • Feedback survey reports from events (students/parents/employers)

CEIAG at TVLA is led by Mrs Rooney.

Our impartial Careers Lead, Mrs Rooney is in school every day, we also have a designated Level 6 qualified impartial Careers Advisor Mrs Laura Grenaghan who is available on a Thursday. Every Year 11 pupil will have a one to one careers guidance interview; pupils in other years will have small group interviews, allowing them to start thinking about and researching possible pathways. Pupils (or parents/carers) may request an interview directly by emailing laura.grenaghan@thevalley.staracademies.org or helen.rooney@thevalley.staracademies.org

Pupils from any year group are welcome to drop in at break or lunch with any queries about colleges, apprenticeships, universities or careers in general. There are prospectuses from all the local colleges and training providers, along with a large selection of university brochures on display in the careers library.

Lunchtime drop-in sessions from various colleges and training providers are held on a regular basis – these will be advertised on the school website. These are a great chance to chat about facilities, courses, transport and entry requirements.

There are a number of very good careers websites providing advice and guidance on a wide range of jobs, training courses, apprenticeships and so on. Follow the links on the school website.