which is primarily as a result of good teaching and very positive relationships across the whole academy.’ Ofsted
The Langley Academy | Careers
The National Citizen Service - Summer Programme
The National Citizen Service is currently recruiting schools and students to take part in this summer's programme, which starts end of July. The NCS helps young people to develop character, resilience and prepare for adult life and the world of work.
We have 40 of our Year 11 students signed up through ‘The Challenge’ to take part, with a few more on the waiting list. Students can still apply for a place by visiting this website. http://www.ncsthechallenge.org/ We highly recommend this programme to our students!
Parents/Carers – do you work for a company that could offer a placement to a Langley Academy student, even if it isn’t suitable for your own son or daughter? If so, please complete an Opportunities Form and return it to Ruth Turner, Careers Officer at the academy. Many thanks.
YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION AND CAREERS OPTIONS: A PARENTS GUIDE
For some useful websites, clickhere
Your daughter’s future – A took kit for parents (resource)
This guide was developed by the PSHE Association in conjunction with girls, parents and teachers from five schools, as well as Girl Guiding UK, Stylist magazine, the National Careers Council, and the Education and Employers Taskforce to help parents support their daughters as they make important decisions about their next steps. The toolkit offers parents information on which GCSEs and A levels to consider for different careers. It also contains tips on organising workplace visits to gain experience, managing exam stress and boosting confidence.
PDF - Your Daughter's Future - A toolkit for parents
Year 8 Options – Making Your Choices
Click on this link for some useful advice and help with choosing your GCSE options.
Here at The Langley Academy we organise a variety of careers and world of work related learning events throughout the year. These include visits to local companies like O2, British Airways and Sofitel Hotel Heathrow T5, participation in the Mosaic Mentoring programme with CA Technologies and Hilton Hotel Heathrow T5, as well as invited guest speakers who aim to inform and inspire our students.
Our annual Careers Fair for Years 10, 11 and 6th Form is held in our atrium every March, whilst Year 9 students attend an external Slough Aspire Careers event organised by Aspire and Learning to Work in February.
We have a Careers Area with resources for all students to access at any-time, this is located just off the atrium in front of the Library. Students have access to an external Careers Advisor from ‘Adviza’ as well as drop in sessions and 1-2-1 meetings with the Academy’s Careers Officers.
Our students have the opportunity to go out on a World of Work placement in Year 10 and Year 12 and we work closely with Learning to Work to try to place students in suitable placements. Year 10 World Of Work Week is all about experiencing life in the working world and isn’t necessarily linked with their future career paths. It is an opportunity for them to start building their employability skills (also known as transferable skills) such as communication, team working, working independently, organising and planning, etc. Year 10 students have a Skills For Life day to help with their preparation for the World of Work.
Work Experience week for Year 10 is w/c 7 – 11 March 2016
NEW! - Future Focus Conference Week for Year 12
The Future Focus Conference will be a joint delivery programme between The Langley Academy and Learning to Work. The first 3 days will focus on Work, Personal Skills and options available, the remaining 2 days will introduce students to University Life. Students will also have the opportunity to find out about alternative routes such as Apprenticeships.
The students will take part in workshops and attend seminars with Business volunteers from a variety of sectors.
Day 1 - Are you Work Ready?
DAY 2 – Working Life Insight Day
DAY 3 – The Importance of Networking
Days 4 & 5 will be academy led and support students to find out more about University; this will include making the right choice, funding, personal statements and university life; and Apprenticeships.
Future Focus Conference – w/c 13 – 17 June 2016
Year 12 Work Experience
Students are encouraged to find their own work placements during holiday weeks but will be given the opportunity to go out on organised work experience during CAS week. During this week we will be offering some placements sourced by Learning to Work but students will again be encouraged to find their own work placements that will be health and safety checked by Learning to Work.
CAS Week – w/c 18 – 21 July 2016
National Apprenticeship Service - new online portal