Careers

Sandwell Academy employs a full time Director of Careers and Industry Links, Miss Rebecca Orton who is the Careers Leader for the Academy. She is supported by Miss Stephanie Wootton, Independent Employment and Training Consultant, Mrs Sue Timms, Employer Engagement Officer and a team of part time Industrial Consultants. These consultants are Mrs Tracy Bosi and Mrs Karen Soulsby, who are former members of business and industry. Their aim is to enhance career preparation and organise work placement programmes for students.

Student Entitlements to Careers Education are set out in a newly updated Careers Policy (copies available in the Careers Department). There is a planned programme of Careers Education providing opportunities to develop and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to make realistic career decisions.

For any further information about the Careers Curriculum, please contact Rebecca Orton - Director of Careers and Guidance.

Attached are the DFE Guidelines

Our Careers Education and Guidance Policy can be found on our Useful Documents page.

Each student is entitled to:

  • Individual guidance from the Director of Careers, Industrial Consultants and Independent Employment and Training Consultant.
  • A 'drop-in' Careers Resource Centre with comprehensive and up-to-date information on opportunities in Education, Training and Employment.
  • Access to computer programmes: E-clips and Higher Ideas are careers databases of occupational information and provide job and career ideas for career exploration. Fast Tomato which is Interactive Careers Guidance and Education for teenagers.
  • Access to UCAS (information on universities in the UK).
  • A Careers Education Programme built into the Academy Curriculum.
  • A Work Placement

Careers Curriculum

Click here to see the Careers Curriculum for 2018/2019

Careers Resources

Schools Leavers Guide 2018

Careers Champions

Here at Sandwell Academy we know that embedding CEIAG into the curriculum is crucial to ensuring a high quality career programme to our students. One of the ways to do this is to identify career champions within each curriculum area. Here are our career champions.

Anna Dickenson
Anna Dickenson
Performing Arts

Kelly Fellows
Kelly Fellows
English

Gurpreet Kaur
Gurpreet Kaur
Maths

Alex Kitchenham
Alex Kitchenham
PE

Billy Rebecchi
Billy Rebecchi
ICT

Sarah Scott
Sarah Scott
Humanities

Chelsea Spillane
Chelsea Spillance
MFL

Ella Taylor
Ella Taylor
Design Technology