Careers education at Morecambe Bay Academy is delivered through LIFE lessons and underpinned by a tailored programme of support, from Year 7 to 13.
We deliver age-appropriate modules to prepare students for key moments of choice and provide comprehensive, impartial information on all academic and vocational routes. Each year group has the opportunity to explore their future careers and the qualifications and skills required for their next steps in reaching their career goals. Timetabled sessions ensure students have the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about future studies and career options. Our dedicated careers advisor ensures these options are reviewed and updated regularly.
All our students meet through Years 7 to 13, visit and work with a range of employers and higher education providers to ensure they are fully aware of the diverse and exciting pathways available to them. We are able to draw on a breadth of expertise across our partnership and participation teams from universities to ensure our students are fully prepared to select and succeed on appropriate destinations through their education. All year 13 students have an industrial mentor who they work with once a half term.
The support and guidance of our career’s advisor through 1:1 interviews and enrichment activities ensure that all advice is impartial and tailored to the students needs. Our wide offer from external providers and further education colleges ensures we are fully compliant with the Baker clause.
These give a full outline of our comprehensive careers programme throughout the academy and measurement of its impact.
Labour Market Information
For local labour market information or careers information please see the links below.
Skills Builder Accelerator
Apprenticeship Sector Workshops – Positive Destinations
Year 10 – Work Experience
Please click the links below and read the documents to help you understand the work experience process. Work experience week is from 3rd – 7th July 2023
Using the Gatsby Benchmarks to provide high quality Careers Education.
The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of eight guidelines about what makes the best careers provision in schools and colleges. At Morecambe Bay Academy we have built our careers education and guidance strategy around them.
Our Careers curriculum provides pupils at different stages in their school career with relevant information to help them make informed choices about options, careers, colleges, apprenticeships, university, and the world of work. This includes up to date labour market information.
The school has a careers enterprise co-ordinator from the company Capgemini to ensure careers provision is up to date for employers and advice and guidance is impartial and informative for all. We also benefit from a full time Careers Advisor.
Miss Helena Thornton – Careers Leader
Tel: 01524 410207
Mrs Alicia Louth – Careers & Work Experience Co-ordinator
Tel: 01524 402431