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Endeavour Academy

MacIntyre Academies

Work Related Learning and Careers

Endeavour Academy Career Lead

Oladunni Doherty

Contact details

Telephone number: 01865 767 766

Email address: Oladunni.Doherty@macintyreacademies.org

Helping to prepare our young people for work

We offer a wide range of activities to help prepare young people effectively for adult and working life. We provide our young people with a balanced range of interesting, exciting and stimulating experiences that will allow us to concentrate on the core skills of communication, independence and emotional development. We focus on these core areas in all of our activities to support our students lives outside of Endeavour. Work experience currently offered by Endeavour Academy includes: work in a local cafe, access to FarmAbility careers project, working at local baby group, working at a small farm but also a number of school based enterprise projects and work experiences that include running 'Jacket Potato Cafe' and 'Burrito Cafe', card making enterprise, work in the school office, use of school hairdressing facilities and working in our school cafe the Hexagon Hub.

In Spring 2019, Endeavour Academy started working with the national organisation Talentino and the programme had been utilised by all students since. Talentino provides training, support and guidance with career advice to SEN provisions across the UK.

Careers education, information, advice and guidance at Endeavour Academy can also be explained through reading our policy which can be found in the 'Essential Information' section.

Community Involvement

Our aim at Endeavour Academy is to help our children and young people to understand and join in with the community around them as much as they possibly can. At the same time we want to promote a greater understanding of autism in our wider community.

We provide as much of our curriculum outside the Academy as possible so that our students learn how to adapt what they learn inside school to the outside world. This helps students to cope with real life experiences and get a sense of belonging to a wider community.

Measuring the impact of the careers curriculum 

  • The school is using the ‘Compass evaluation tool’ to assess ongoing progress in relation to the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.
  • The school has a ‘Careers Plan’ in place to track progress in relation to this year's priorities and the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.
  • The ‘Careers Plan’ is reviewed termly.

‚ÄčThe following steps are in place to evaluate the effectiveness of its careers programme each year. The evaluation cycle involves:

  1. Monitor how well students are engaging
  1. Evaluate how well the objectives of the programme impact on the students individualised targets/outcomes assessing if the objectives have been met
  1. Review the overall impact of the programme and collect ongoing and individualised evidence
  1. Use feedback and evidence collected to adapt and improve the programme to ensure individualised students needs are met over time

Impact

By evaluating our destination data, we can review whether the careers programme and guidance is effective in preparing our pupils for further education at an appropriate college after Endeavour Academy. 

Provider Access Statement

This statement sets out Endeavour Academy's arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the academy 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 7-13 are entitled:

  • to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  • to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Management of Provider Access Requests

A provider wishing to request access should contact Oladunni Doherty, Careers Lead 

Telephone number: 01865 767 766

Email address: Oladunni.Doherty@macintyreacademies.org

Endeavour Academy  will make a suitable space available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. We will also make available ICT and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Advisor or a member of their team.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with the Careers Advisor so that they can be displayed in the Careers Section of the school library.