The Careers Education and Guidance provision at Netherwood is integrated within the school curriculum to ensure that students are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of modern life. They have access to impartial advice and guidance from a variety of sources including a dedicated Careers Advisor in school. Students are also given the opportunity to gain first-hand information from local employers, and training organisations
Students and parents can contact the Careers Advisor with any queries and to request appointments. A Careers advice and guidance stand will also be available at y8-y11 parents’ evenings.
The Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme is measured against the student leaver destinations and the evaluations gathered from student, staff and visitor feedback. It is also updated and reviewed in line with government statutory guidelines and the Gatsby benchmarks.
This information is used to evaluate and improve the CEIAG provision at the annual review meeting.
The CEIAG annual review meeting takes place in the summer term each year.
Raising Aspirations and Enterprise
Our students have access to inspiring activities during their time at Netherwood to raise aspirations and develop their learning and employability skills, including:
- Visits to University, University talks and HE mentors
- Inspiring talks from Employers and Alumni ambassadors
- Employer and University workshops in the Curriculum.
- Enterprise activities and Projects
(Examples of these activities are shown in the Events,/News section)
The Careers and Enterprise Team in School
- Dan Bennett – Assistant Principal – dBennett3@astreanetherwood.org
- Margaret Bird – Careers Leader/Advisor – mBird3@astreanetherwood.org
- Jo Wilson – HEPPSy+ Co-ordinator – jWilson@astreanetherwood.org
- Jamie Utley – Community Enterprise Co-ordinator – jUtley@astreanetherwood.org
- Voirrey MacLeod – STEM Co-ordinator – vMacleod@astreanetherwood.org
+ Information for Parents – https://www.careersadviceforparents.org
Using this table, you can identify your expected qualification level and the progression pathways available at the next level.
To help you understand the different qualifications and explore what pathway may be right for you follow this link to the UCAS website:
To make informed decisions about careers and options it is important to get unbiased information from nationally recognised websites, we have provided links below to recommended sites:
- National Careers Service – Students and Parents can access the website to research careers and gain impartial online advice.
- icould – A careers research website using videos of employees describing their job roles and a buzz quiz to suggest some careers to match your personality.
- UCAS Progress – This website is useful to find out about Post 16 courses and training available in your area and nationally. Students can apply online to courses and training opportunities.
- UCAS – is the website used for Higher Education information. All university courses are posted on this website for students to research and apply online when they are studying Level 3 qualifications at Sixth form or College. (See the pathways chart and UCAS tariff to check entry requirements)
- Apprenticeships – For information about apprenticeships and to search and apply for vacancies.
Post 16 Provision in your area (Sixth forms/Colleges)
The list below shows the most popular sixth forms and colleges in our area but there are lots of other choices too (see www.ucasprogress.com for more information or speak to your Careers Advisor)
Barnsley Sixth Form College – www.barnsleysixthformcollege.co.uk
Wath Comprehensive Sixth Form – www.wcs.rotherham.sch.uk
Penistone Grammar – www.penistone-gs.uk
Thomas Rotherham College – www.thomroth.ac.uk
Barnsley College – www.barnsley.ac.uk
Dearne Valley College – www.dearne-coll.ac.uk
Rotherham College of Art and Technology – www.rotherham.ac.uk
Sheffield College – www.sheffcoll.ac.uk
Universal Technical College Sheffield – www.utcsheffield.org.uk
Doncaster College – www.don.ac.uk
For open days and events at these and other providers keep checking our Events/News section or refer to their individual website.
Working in partnership to increase the number of young people progressing to higher education
HeppSY+ is part of a national programme funded by the Office for Students (OfS) to support young people most at risk of missing out on higher education. It stands for Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire Plus.
HeppSY+ builds on the work of the existing Higher Education Progression Partnership (Hepp) involving Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield and the South Yorkshire colleges of further education.
Netherwood Academy are working with HeppSY+ to inform and inspire students about the benefits of studying qualifications at a higher level.
See the News/Events section to read about the activities our students are involved in.
Netherwood Academy work with a designated Enterprise Advisor and Ahead partnership to ensure students have meaningful encounters with local employers.
The Academy have a Community involvement programme which helps to develop students social and enterprising skills as well as providing support for local causes and raising awareness of different projects.