Planning your career journey is important, especially if you would like a smooth ride into your chosen career and/or higher education. The earlier you start thinking and planning your ideal career, the better. At JMA, we start exploring CIAG in year 7 and continue our journey through until the day you leave school, whether that is at the end of year 11 or year 13.
At school and at home, you will be expected to work on your ‘start’ profiles. Upload all CIAG documents to keep everything in one place.
Start includes the following:
A student profile: You build your profile and access personalised study and career information.
Modules: activities to guide you through the information on Start at the right time.
Up to date information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work.
Locker: an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs.
Employability action plan: You can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.
Below are a variety of links that will help support you on your journey.
CIAG (careers information, advice and guidance)
What different career sectors are there and how can I get into them?
eCLIPS - password seeshi94
What will be required of me in different jobs? (A-Z of job descriptions)
Target Jobs - Job Descriptions
Need help with CV writing?
How to write a CV
Different ability tests you could be asked as part of the interview process
Online Ability Tests
Filling in Application Forms
How Can I Gain Work Experience?
In year 10 everyone will take part in work experience. This will really improve your chances of getting into a job when you leave school. Not only will it help support you, but it will also teach you valid skills and qualities needed to be successful in that industry. It may even tell you if that job is really for you or not.
To stand out even further though, we advise you take up as much work experience s possible, in many different industries.
What type of work experiences are available?
Work Experience - What you need & How to get it
Make the most of your work experience.
How to make the most of your work experience placement
Thinking of a Gap Year instead?
How to have a well planned Gap Year
The top 200 employers that school leavers go into
Top 200 employers for school leavers
What A level Subjects Should I Take?
What A level subjects should I take?
Interested in Higher Education?
Degree Subject Guides
How does a university ranking system work?
What do University rankings mean?
How students review their universities
How do tuition fees and funding work?
University Tuition Fees & Funding
Need help writing your UCAS application form?
Applying for University
Important university application deadlines to be aware of
At the heart of The White Horse Federation is a belief in using collaboration to provide a first-class education to a wide range of children. This means that every child understands what they are capable of, and can collectively strive for excellence.
Following the Government announcements, we've taken the decision to close the school until further notice. We appreciate this is a difficult time for everyone as we all make personal sacrifices for the greater good of the nation. Where possible, we've tried to contact parents and carers who registered as Key Workers, those with vulnerable children, or who collect Free School Meals. If we have not managed to contact you, here is some further information:
Children of Key Workers
If you need support with childcare because both parents of the child(ren) are critical key workers, then we will do our best to support you while you're on the frontline. This school is now closed, however, we have designated schools within the White Horse Federation that are still operating as hubs. We will organise childcare for your child(ren) at one of these locations. Please contact one of the White Horse Federation Coordinators using the chat facility on the website. You can launch this by clicking the ? in the bottom left of the screen.
Children who are Vulnerable
The White Horse Federation has deemed vulnerable children to be those without adequate care or protection at home or with significant health needs. Given the current Government guidance at this point in time, we deem the safest place to be at the parent's or carer's home. If you believe this is not the case for your child(ren), then please contact one of the White Horse Federation Coordinators using the chat facility on the website. You can launch this by clicking the ? in the bottom left of the screen.
Children who collect Free School Meals
We are making every effort to ensure children who collect Free School Meals have access to food. To that effect we will be supplying parents and carers of children who collect Free School Meals with vouchers to cover the cost of 20 days’ worth of lunches from Tuesday 24th March through to Monday 4th May. The vouchers are ordered and we are currently awaiting receipt of them before the end of the week. We have contact details of those who are registered as receiving Free School Meals and will contact you directly. If you're concerned that we don't have your details, then please contact one of the White Horse Federation Coordinators using the chat facility on the website. You can launch this by clicking the ? in the bottom left of the screen.
We will endeavour to continue the learning for all our children despite these setbacks. You should know that the teaching staff at your school have worked tirelessly both day and night to manage this situation to the best of our ability. Our nation is triumphant against adversity, and we have every confidence we will return to our normal lives as soon as possible. Please take care of yourself and loved ones while we all work through this together.