We aim to ensure that your child is equipped with the skills and knowledge to be successful after their time with us, no matter which path they choose to lead.
Preparing students for life after GCSE’s is a primary mission for the academy.
Whether your child chooses to continue in education, studying A-levels or other vocational courses at college, or decides on pursuing an apprenticeship route, we at OIEA are passionate in ensuring your child is able to make the right decision for them.
Throughout their time at the academy students are given a whole host of opportunities to learn more about the options available to them after they have completed their GCSE’s. We ensure that all students are supported when they consider their options towards the end of Year 9 and provide further independent and impartial careers information, advice and guidance in Years 10 and 11.
All years receive a full programme of careers education delivered during weekly PSHE lessons, and potential future careers are explored during regular timetabled lessons through class activities, school trips and guest speakers.
We also offer students the chance of work experience. Year 10 students spend a week in industry learning about what the world of work is really like, and helping them discover whether their initial career idea is really what they thought it would be.
Visit our Career of the Week page for useful career information.
To speak to a member of our Careers Team, please email: [email protected] or telephone 0115 9303724.
We review our CEAIG yearly through evaluations and questionnaires form all stakeholders. This then feeds into our Careers Related Programme for the following year as well as our Careers Action Plan. In addition, we hold the Careers Mark which is reviewed every three years by Entrust.’