John Madejski Academy Learning & Education

Overview

Here, at JMA we are passionate about every student having high aspirations and having a successful career journey. We support this through our Careers Information and Guidance curriculum (CIAG). In order to complete this journey, we provide a broad range of aspirational activities, which supports the development of skills, knowledge of careers opportunities and curiosity of students. Miss H. Illingworth is proud to be co-ordinating the careers programme.

We have strong links with businesses, for example, Deliotte, Ella’s Kitchen and the NHS. Deliotte will provide intensive academic mentoring, workshops, talks and support with careers guidance.

Form tutors at JMA take an active role helping with the delivery of careers through tutor sessions and assemblies. Our LIFEE curriculum in KS3 further develops student’s knowledge of CIAG ((literacy, informed, finance, emotions and enterprising)

Below is the CIAG curriculum plan for each year group (career opportunities will also develop and be added throughout the year so this is not an exhaustive list):

Year GroupCIAG Opportunities
7
  • START website – students track all their future careers applications and thoughts on this site
  • STEM opportunities e.g. Science theatre
  • Careers and Higher Education fair – an opportunity to talk to multiple businesses from different careers areas, as well as to talk to different universities about routes into them as well as what courses they offer.
  • Tutor programme dedicated to careers and labour market
  • Skills workshops on preparing for work e.g. how to dress, how to behave, what to do, health and safety in the work place
  • Work experience
  • Some students given the opportunity for a 1:1 interview with Adviza to plan post 16 pathways
  • Some students give the opportunity to be a part of a fully funded project allowing them to attend extra workshops on the business world and further work experience
  • Guest speakers from different businesses
  • Reading university come in to support/assist students in their subjects
8
  • START website – students track all their future careers applications and thoughts on this site
  • LIFEE programme – The future, different industries and routes into those industries, STEM, labour market information, How do I get my job, job process, CV and interviews, positive discrimination and gender stereotyping.
  • STEM opportunities e.g. Porsche, Digigirlz, Big Bang Fair, maths trip, project water treatment
  • Guest speakers from different businesses e.g. NHS
  • NHS competition
  • Reading university come in to support/assist students in their subjects
9
  • START website – students track all their future careers applications and thoughts on this site
  • STEM opportunities e.g. Big Bang Fair, Porsche trip, maths trip
  • Careers and Higher Education fair – an opportunity to talk to multiple businesses from different careers areas, as well as to talk to different universities about routes into them as well as what courses they offer.
  • LIFEE programme – The future, different industries and routes into those industries, STEM, labour market information, How do I get my job, job process, CV and interviews, positive discrimination and gender stereotyping.
  • Guest speakers e.g. Ella’s Kitchen, NHS
  • Ella’s Kitchen apprenticeship project
  • Reading university come in to support/assist students in their subjects
10
  • START website – students track all their future careers applications and thoughts on this site
  • STEM opportunities e.g. Science theatre
  • Careers and Higher Education fair – an opportunity to talk to multiple businesses from different careers areas, as well as to talk to different universities about routes into them as well as what courses they offer.
  • Tutor programme dedicated to careers and labour market
  • Skills workshops on preparing for work e.g. how to dress, how to behave, what to do, health and safety in the work place
  • Work experience
  • Some students given the opportunity for a 1:1 interview with Adviza to plan post 16 pathways
  • Some students give the opportunity to be a part of a fully funded project allowing them to attend extra workshops on the business world and further work experience
  • Guest speakers from different businesses
  • Reading university come in to support/assist students in their subjects
11
  • START website – students track all their future careers applications and thoughts on this site
  • STEM opportunities
  • Careers and Higher Education fair – an opportunity to talk to multiple businesses from different careers areas, as well as to talk to different universities about routes into them as well as what courses they offer.
  • Adviza careers 1:1 interviews and personalised action plans for post 16 pathways
  • Some students give the opportunity to be a part of a fully funded project allowing them to attend extra workshops on the business world and further work experience
  • Tutor programme dedicated to careers and labour market
  • Reading College assembly
  • Guest speakers from different businesses
  • Reading university come in to support/assist students in their subjects
12
  • Debate skills workshop
  • Careers and Higher Education fair – an opportunity to talk to multiple businesses from different careers areas, as well as to talk to different universities about routes into them as well as what courses they offer.
  • Tutor programme dedicated to careers. Project on labour market information
  • CV writing workshops with Study Higher
  • UCAS support
  • NCS project
  • STEM opportunities
  • Deliotte academic mentoring
13
  • Emirates trip – higher education and apprenticeship search event
  • Careers and Higher Education fair – an opportunity to talk to multiple businesses from different careers areas, as well as to talk to different universities about routes into them as well as what courses they offer.
  • Adviza careers 1:1 interviews and personalised action plans
  • STEM opportunities
  • Tutor programme dedicated to careers and labour market. Project on labour market information
  • UCAS support
  • Study Higher employees supporting e.g. with UCAS, careerpilot



Where can you find information on the labour market?

Labour market information informs people about how the market is doing. For example, if your son/daughter is interested in working in IT, labour market information will inform them as to how the industry is progressing, the location of these businesses, the opportunities available in that area as well as past and future projections. It also informs people about what skills, qualities and qualifications are required to enter into that profession.

Below are some useful links regarding labour market information:

LMI For All
LMI in a Box - Career Pilot
Career Pilot Handout
eCLIPS - password seeshi94
ONS Employment and labour market
Teaching Careers at Our John Madejski

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