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Yewlands Academy

Careers and Yew Futures

Y10 Work Experience

Yewlands Academy is committed to raising standards of attainment and providing students with the skills needed to progress successfully into further education, employment and adult life.

ALL students will be offered the opportunity to complete a Work Experience placement during their time at Yewlands Academy.

This Curriculum statement outlines how the school is meeting the statutory duties for Careers Guidance and access for education and training providers (updated Dec 2021), and has been produced following completion of the Compass Tool to map provision against the Gatsby Benchmarks.


Careers Leader

The Careers Leader at Yewlands Academy is Nicola Bissett (Assistant Principal CIAG, Personal Development and Welfare)

Contact details Tel: 0114 2329010 ext: 1077


Additional Key Personnel:
• Ruth Mellors, Sheffield Futures, Careers Advisors


Provider Access

In line with the 2018 Statutory Guidance for Careers Guidance and Access for providers, we welcome visits from FE institutions, Training providers and HE providers to ensure students are aware of the wide range of progression routes available at 16. All local providers are invited to the following events:

  • Y11 Careers and Post 16 Evening
    • Parents Evening exhibitions
    • Enrichment Days

Providers are also invited to contribute to other careers events such as targeted HE workshops, apprenticeship talks, and curriculum specific activities. Appropriate classroom or assembly space is made available for providers. Group visits are arranged to local colleges, universities and training providers to attend outreach events, for example, the Hallam 8 and University of Sheffield outreach programmes, Project You events at Longley College and partnership visits to local colleges and universities.

Information about local providers is displayed in the Careers office and on the Post 16 noticeboard in the main building, with material for students to take away. The Careers section of the school website also links to local colleges and apprenticeship websites and posts details of local open events and vacancies.

We participate fully in external initiatives which support our aims for Careers Education, for example Skills Made Easy, HEPPSY, Apprenticeship 100 scheme etc. Please contact Nicola Bissett, Careers Leader to discuss opportunities for organisations to meet with students.


Evaluation and Review

The Careers Education and Guidance at Yewlands Academy is evaluated in a number of ways:

  • Student evaluations (focus groups) after an activity
    • HEPPSY survey taken annually to review impact of activities
    • Quality Assurance and Leaning Walks undertaken by SLT to monitor teaching of all subjects, including PD lessons
    • Employer / Provider feedback following Enrichment Days
    • Policy review
    • Student voice – evaluation of guidance provision in PSHE


The careers programme will be reviewed in July 2022


heppSY Student Survey 2021/2022