Careers Education and Guidance

We use the Gatsby benchmarks to underpin all of our careers learning throughout school and Post-16.

Careers Policy

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Careers Information Programme - St Andrew’s Academy

Our Provider Access Statement and Careers Policy can be found above and parents can discuss careers with their child’s class teacher at any time. The Careers Lead at St Andrew's Academy is Tracy Fisher- she can be contacted via email: or telephone: 01332 833678

Our Careers Curriculum

  • In Key Stages 3 and 4, students follow the Talentino Careers Education Programme where appropriate-this is adapted to meet their needs and includes some enterprise opportunities.
  • In Key Stage 4 students develop their skills further through volunteering as part of their the Duke of Edinburgh Award, as well as continuing to increase their knowledge of work-related learning.
  • Post-16 students transfer these skills out into the community with personalised work placements and additional volunteering opportunities. The continuing focus is on Preparation for Adulthood and possible employment routes after St Andrew's. In FE students follow a bespoke curriculum called Inspiring Futures, of which  the Skillsbuilder programme is an essential part. Skillsbuilder facilities the teaching of the 8 essential Employability skills. See the link below for more information:

Provider Access Statement

This policy statement sets out the school’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.

Management of Provider Access Requests

Working with Partners

We work closely with the D2N2 which is the Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby. They help us as a team review our curriculum, train our staff and offer opportunities for our students. We also work with the Careers and Enterprise Company who support us in providing opportunities to further work related skills across Key Stage 3 to 5. Students in Key Stage 5 have yearly interviews from a Level 6 Careers Advisor through the - these advisors have specific SEND experience. 

The Academy is registered with the Enterprise Advisor Network and has completed the self-assessment Compass+ tool. The Compass+ tool is used 3 times a year to assess our provision against the Gatsby Benchmarks and improve outcomes for our students. The results also help to inform our Subject Development Plan.

We are always looking for employers who could offer us work experience opportunities, so if you have any links please get in touch. Please see our Work Placement Information and Expectations below:

Work Placement Information and Expectations

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