At Thorp Academy we strive to support to every student to achieve and aim to raise their aspirations to believe in themselves. Through high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance programme, our students are supported to make realistic and informed decisions about their career pathways, to have high aspirations and to support them with achieving personal success and future economic wellbeing.
We support students in making well-informed decisions about significant study or career choices, by providing access to differentiated, impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of options (including academic, vocational, apprenticeships) that are most likely to help them to achieve their ambitions. By helping students with decisions at crucial stages, informing them of all their options and introducing them to employers, we aim to prepare them for the world of work regardless of the pathway they choose.
We have a careers programme designed to support our students at all stages of their learning journey. This programme will provide our students with the knowledge, inspiration and ability to take ownership of their own career action plans which will enable them to succeed in their chosen career paths. Our careers programme supports the achievement of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks as detailed in the Department for Education’s Statutory Guidance, January 2018.
To demonstrate our commitment to delivering high quality careers education, Thorp Academy is working with Careers Inc to achieve the nationally recognised Quality in Careers Standard.
Careers Programme – Aims
Our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Programme will:
Core Careers Offer
All students at Thorp Academy are entitled to receive a programme of careers education, work- related learning, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG and WRL). This will be delivered at appropriate times to support decision making.
Our core careers offer for all students includes:
Provider Access Policy
Thorp Academy offers opportunities for providers to meet with students. Please contact a member of our Careers Team to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.
Here is a copy of our Provider Access Policy which complies with Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
Northern Education Trust Careers Leader: Mr Philip Carr – Director of Curriculum
In Year 11 all students attend a 1:1 careers meeting with Richard Tickell from Job Centre Plus. In Years 12 and 13 all students have a 1:1 careers meeting with a Rob Ballantyne from Future First.We have also been working with NE1 Ltd since 2016. They offer impartial guidance and the chance to engage with employers from a range of sectors. NE1 Careers Manager, Catherine Tucker has been helping coordinate a range of exciting opportunities for students. Her details are as follows:
Careers Manager – NE1 Can
Newcastle NE1 Ltd, Suite A8
Milburn House, Dean Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
NE1 1 LE
Our Careers Inc web portal is:
The information on this page is due for review in July 2020.