Yewlands Academy offers all students access to free and impartial careers education and guidance and opportunities to gain an understanding of the world of work.
Year 11s - please also see the Post 16 & Progression page on this site
Careers Education covers The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks, including the following aspects such as:
1. A Stable Careers Programme
2. Access to the labour market, courses, apprenticeships in the local area
3. Personalised careers profile
4. Links to Careers in all subjects
5. Encounters with local employers and employees
6. Work Experience
7. Opportunities to visit Longley College and other providers of Higher and Further Education.
8. Personal guidance with a careers advisor.
We pride ourselves on offering a strong integrated offer of support to students which incorporates work both in tutor time, working on STEPS booklets and within the PSHE curriculum, in years 7-9. Years 10 and 11 are mainly focused upon detailed, structured preparation for work experience and college / apprenticeship applications and mentoring.
We offer opportunities to visit local businesses and industries, talk to employers during assemblies and enterprise workshops, and chances to try out a variety of taster sessions at local colleges and Universities.
Dedicated Careers Advisors from Sheffield Futures, Sara Roberts and Aleeza Nowaz work closely with senior staff responsible for Careers Education and Post-16 progression into further education, training or employment. They also provide 1:1 careers guidance to students and offer drop in sessions if students wish to self- refer for advice on options, routes into further training and employment, such as A Levels or Apprenticeships or applications and interviews.
For any further information about our careers programme, please contact the Careers Leader at the school:
Miss E Halkyard
Tel: 0114 232 9010
Sheffield Futures Careers Advisor Contact Academic year 2022-23
Sheffield Futures Careers Advisor - To be confirmed
Students and parents/carers are given a range of opportunities to attend relevant Post-16 evenings, visits and interviews so they are ready to make the next important step when they leave school. Typically we have over 30 providers attend the Post-16 Open Evening event to provide support and guidance to students and parents/carers.
We are continuing to provide a remote careers, information, advice and guidance service to our pupils at this critical stage of the Y11 application cycle.
Our Sheffield Future's Careers Adviser is now set up to work through Microsoft Teams or via phone calls, to support and provide guidance and advice to our pupils and will be doing this for the duration of the lockdown, in the first instance up to half term.
She can be contacted via the email address above
Review Date: June 2023
Hepp (Higher Education Progression Partnership) Newsletter - Advice for parents supporting students through their educations