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Careers at St Andrew's Academy


Careers Information Programme-St Andrew’s Academy


  • Careers Leader is Wendy Conrad -

Tel: 01332 833678.

  • Overview of Work-Related Learning for Key Stages 3 and 4. Parents, students and teachers have access to this. Parents can discuss this with their child’s class teacher at any time.
  • Framework to show how schools measure and assess the impact of the Work Related Learning programme.
  • The next review of this information will be Summer Term 2020.


As our students progress through school they learn about careers and work related learning through a bespoke programme of study that is matched to their needs.

  • In Key Stage 3, students learn about the jobs that people do in school and in the wider community. They  will also experience simple jobs through enterprise activities such as cake sales and car washing. 
  • In Key Stage 4, students start in-school work placements having completed application forms and practiced interview techniques. They will also work with external providers such as Talentino to gain real life experience of the world of work.
  • As students move to our Post 16 (Further Education) department, the focus is on preparation for adulthood and possible employment routes post school. Students will undertake in-school work experience placements as well as placements with local businesses. These students will also work with external agencies such as the Education Business Partnership and Talentino.


Our subject team plan an exciting and innovative programme of careers for our learners, ensuring students have the opportunities to experience, participate and learn about the opportunities available to them when they leave school.


We use the SEND Gatsby benchmarks for guidance and to measure the progress students make.


Our students also follow a Life Skills Programme which helps them to learn skills for the future and prepare them for adulthood.


Please note: Parents should contact their child's class team for more information regarding Career Opportunities and raise any queries in their child's Annual Review Meeting.


Further information is outlined in the documents below:

Career Opportunities


Derby City, as an Opportunity Area, is currently developing employer engagement, auditing all the employment and career options available to the young people in the City and putting together an action plan for improvement.


Students at St Andrew's Academy are exposed to "The World of Work" from Year 7 until they leave the school. The curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding about the world of work. 


We work with external agencies such as MENACP and CEC who deliver sessions looking at basic life skills in the workplace and work readiness for our students.