Careers and Employability at Trinity Academy
At Trinity Academy we see careers guidance as an integrated area of education, interwoven with subject curriculum and everyday life for our students. We have high expectations for all of our students and push every child to be the best versions of themselves. Our reporting system focuses not just on academic achievement but also soft skills under four key categories of the Character Framework: resilience; self-control; self-direction and communication. Qualifications such as GCSE and A-levels are changing, and opportunities in higher education extend now beyond the UK to other parts of Europe and further afield. Students need help to make choices and manage transitions: they need good quality Careers education, information, advice and guidance to be a part of their entire school experience.
During Phase One, students will have a range of opportunities to consider their purpose and ambition here at Trinity Academy. They will use our character framework to think carefully about the kind of person they would like to be and how they might realise this ambition. They will begin to think about their ambitions in the context of possible future careers.
During Phase Two, students will think in a more focused way about their future, making choices about GCSE subjects and continuing to develop the character they need for the future to which they aspire. Students will begin to prepare for work experience, which we expect to take place at the beginning of Phase Three.
During Phase Three, students will make critical choices about their immediate future, whether that is within Trinity Academy's sixth form or beyond. Students will make informed decisions based on their predicted academic outcomes and will be supported by the school and careers professionals to take steps in the right direction.