Careers education at Paddington Academy is embedded across the curriculum for all year groups. The department's main aim is to prepare students for the world of work through a range of opportunities, some that are statutory and others which are personalised. We work with a number of local and national providers to give real employability skills through work experience, mentoring, interview days, employer insight visits and tutor talks. Higher education, apprenticeships and training schemes are further explored through talks, university visits, higher education and apprenticeship fairs and one to one interviews with external advisors.
Our Careers ethos and aim are also reflected into our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy available here; please click the link on the policy to access it.
Our students are therefore able to make more informed choices at key points in their education:
- Year 9 option choices for GCSE
- Year 11 choices for sixth form
- Year 13 higher education, training or apprenticeships
Careers for ALL year groups
At Paddington Academy we have a programme of careers engagement activities that run throughout the year.
One popular Careers topic includes the Tuesday Tutor Talks which can be found here.
Business in the Community
SECON has been our Business in the Community Partner for a number of years and supports our staff and students through a variety of activities. These include mentoring, IT training and security, workshops, visits and work experience.
Year 10 – All students are offered the opportunity to do a week’s work experience during February Half Term.
Year 12 – Students studying Business and Health & Social Care are offered a two week work placement, in a place of work which relates to their subject area.
Director of Careers - Laura Snow
Michelene Hinkson - Careers & Enterprise Officer: Michelene.email@example.com
Jenny Daykin - Careers Consultant (External): firstname.lastname@example.org
Office number: 020 7479 3954
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy - Information on Paddington Academy's commitment to providing a planned programme of careers education to all our students is available at the following link.