The designated careers lead for The East Manchester Academy is Ms O’Donnell. To speak to someone about Careers please phone the main school number and ask for Ms O’Donnell.
Quality in Careers Standard
We have been awarded the Quality in Careers Standard. This is in recognition of our excellent careers education, information, advice and guidance provision, incorporating Gatsby Benchmarks.
This is awarded by Inspiring IAG, which is a Licensed Awarding Body for the national standard. It is a well-deserved achievement, recognising the hard work of all of our staff.
For our latest CEIAG Policy please visit our policies page.
How we Measure and Assess the Impact of our Careers Programme
- Destination measures
- Student, parent and staff voice
- Employer feedback
- Visiting partners
- Work experience evaluation
- Website analytical review
- External accreditation
All of our sessions are virtual at the moment to comply with COVID requirements.
Our Careers team support students from Year 7 onwards through a range of activities, including:
- Careers fairs
- Class sessions and assemblies
- Guest speakers from industry
- Talks from local colleges, training providers and universities
- Trips and workplace visits
- University and college visits
- Parent evenings – our Careers Adviser is available for advice and guidance
Year 9 Options
In Year 9 we support students when choosing their options. By making the right decisions and choosing the subjects that they will excel in, students have more options in the future.
In Year 10, all of our students have the opportunity to take part in a week of work experience with a local employer. This will give them the chance to develop their employability skills and knowledge of different sectors in the world of work. One to one guidance interviews are also offered to Year 10 students and they will all take part in colleges taster days at the end of Year 10.
Year 11 Guidance Interviews
All Year 11 students are offered a one to one guidance interview with our School Careers Adviser to support them in making their future choices. Follow up appointments are also offered to pupils who need more time or support to make the right decisions. In addition, we ensure all pupils have access to a range of guest speakers and visits so they can make well-informed choices.