The aim of Careers Advice and Guidance at Paignton Academy is to help every student be informed and aware of all of their different progression options as well as help them to recognise and develop their employability skills, career and job aspirations and be equipped and prepared as possible for when they leave school.
The school has a careers Policy and Careers Overview, both of which are reviewed annually. The Careers Overview shows all the activities undertaken throughout the academic year, including events and enrichment activities.
Please click below to find out what the Careers Department delivered to each Year Group during the 2020/2021 Academic Year.Careers Overview Years 7 – 11 (2020-2021)
Click below to access the BET Board Minutes (March 2020) with regard to Partnership Progress: BET/SDC Careers Update:Board Minutes
Schools collect information on intended destinations and pass it on to local authorities, so that the local authorities can fulfil their requirement to ensure students have an education or training placement for the September after they finish key stage 4. This is recorded on the National Client Caseload Information System (NCCIS) for the Department for Education and for local authorities.
Staffing StructureOrganisational Structure
- Mike Freeman -Board Trustee with oversight of Careers Education
- Tim Willcocks -SLT Link
- Laura Hay – Careers Lead
- Christine Atkey -Careers Assistant
- Darren Baker – CSW Guidance Adviser
- Dan Newman – TDA Industry Business Adviser