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Park Hall Academy

Park Hall Academy

Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. B36 9HF

Telephone:0121 748 0400

Fax:0121 748 0414

Contact:Mr Cox

Career Mark Award for Park Hall Academy

In May 2016 Park Hall was awarded the Career Mark Award in recognition of its outstanding Careers, Information and Guidance Programme which is offered to students from year 7 all the way to year 13. 

Park Life / Website Article:

In May 2016 Park Hall was awarded the Career Mark Award in recognition of its outstanding Careers, Information and Guidance Programme which is offered to students from year 7 all the way to year 13.

The national recognised award is a method used to verify that students are getting good guidance to make the best choices for them at different points of their school career and in moving on to further education or employment at 16 and 18 years of age.

‘Park Hall Academy places considerable emphasis on preparing its students for their career choices and ensuring that they can achieve the academic and personal requirements needed to succeed in life’.

Following a day of assessment in school and the production of a multiple folder portfolio the award was given without reservation from the organisation which reported very positively about the current careers advice and skills development that our students receive throughout their time here.

‘The whole school approach of dedicated time, subject focus, extra curricular activities and the employment of a part-time qualified, impartial careers advisor are all testimony to the resources devoted to careers education, information, advice and guidance’.

Alongside identifying the school’s specific careers programme, the award celebrated the overall ethos of the school in building career ready students who will be able to adapt to new roles as they are faced.

‘The ethos to build self-esteem and ensure strong independent learning provides the foundation for self-awareness, learning about careers and the world of work, and ultimately, career management and employability skills’.

This award continues to demonstrate our absolute dedication to ensuring we give our youngsters the best possible chances in life and we would like to thank parents and carers for continuing to support the school and its ethos.

Some of the Careers education students receive across their school life includes:

Year 7:

Career Immersion lessons looking at skill development

Use of the careers database JED

Assemblies identify how they will use their developing skills in future careers.

Year 8:

Careers Immersion lesson looking at skill development

Group meetings to discuss career ideas and skills needed with Mr Brady (Careers Advisor)

Year 8 Career Fair held at school

Year 9:

Careers Immersion lessons looking at management skills

GCSE Options Support Programme

Assemblies to support their understanding of finances and careers

Year 10:

Career Immersion lessons looking at interview skills / C.V / applications

Work Experience Placement

Health and Safety at Work Training

Individual Careers Meetings with Mr Brady (Careers Advisor)

Year 11:

Skills Show Visit (NEC)

Apprenticeships Morning (Internal)

Individual careers meeting and bespoke follow up support to ensure applications and next stage organisation.

6th Form:

Students complete a work experience placement.

Students have career links to subjects they take.

Students are given support sessions on their next stage of careers and individual support to ensure successful applications to their desired future location.

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