Careers Information and Guidance
Students in Key Stage 3 and 4 receive careers guidance through PSHE. Key Stage 4 students also receive Independent careers guidance, provided by NewMango, through group and 1 to 1 sessions, alongside timetabled Preparation for Work lessons.
The Lead for Work Related Learning at St Matthias Academy is Miss Lisa Donaldson. Contact details are available under the Contact Us link at the top of the screen, should you require more information about the content of the careers programme.
KS4 students also get the opportunity to study for two additional qualifications:
- Entry Level PSHE qualification
- Personal budgeting and finance certificate
It is an inter-disciplinary course which covers aspects of careers, health, personal safety, employment opportunities, applying for jobs and personal finance.
Independent Careers Guidance & Progression Coaching
Jo Newman from NewMango is an Independent Careers and Progression Adviser who works with St Matthias to ensure that all students receive independent one-to-one careers interviews and follow-up meetings to advise and track progress. We feel it is very important that young people have the support that is available when making choices about what to do after they leave school. With the requirement for young people to stay in Education or Training until they are 18, students need to consider the different pathways and options available. Jo is available for students to work on their plan on a regular basis, to try and establish a suitable progression route and give as much support and guidance to the student and their parent/carer as required.
Personal career guidance can support students’ persistence, motivation and confidence and helping them to see how they could overcome any barriers that prevent them from moving forwards.
NewMango is a collaboration of highly skilled and professionally qualified practitioners in Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance.
Our ethos is to support all individuals to move forward successfully into education, employment or training.
We aim to raise the aspirations and motivation of individuals as well as develop their personal effectiveness, resilience and employability skills by providing high quality independent and impartial careers guidance and progression coaching. We specialise in working with vulnerable young people to remove barriers to achieving their career aims and life goals. NewMango work in partnership with schools and other organisations as well as individual referrals for 16-25 years old who require careers guidance and support to progress to the next stage of their education, employment or training goals.
Jo Newman - Careers Adviser and Progression Coach
Next Review: Term 6 2018-19