Aspire to Be A Teacher – Initial Teacher Training

Interested in becoming a teacher?  Come along to next week’s Aspire to Be careers session, when Miss Morris will talk about her experiences and what you will need to do to become a teacher in the future.

Time:  12.15pm – 12.45pm (1st Lunch)

Date:  Tuesday  19th March

Room:    Conference Room (opposite T7 Food Tech)

Presenter:   Miss Morris, Associate Assistant Principal and Teacher of History

 

A sandwich and drink will be provided.

 

Aspire to Be in Professional Sports

The Aspire to Be careers programme continues. Every fortnight during Key Stage 4 lunchtime we invite a visitor into the Academy to present to Year 9 -13 students about their job role, their route into the career and the qualifications they needed.
This week, we were joined by Manchester United Foundation’s Director of Operations, John Eades, who talked about careers in the world of sports, and his own exciting career path.Previous sessions have included business and health care sciences. Full details of these sessions along with resources can be found on the Academy website.

Aspire to Be in the Catering Industry

The Aspire to Be careers programme continues. Every fortnight during Key Stage 4 lunchtime we invite a visitor into the Academy to present to Year 9 -13 students about their job role, their route into the career and the qualifications they needed.

Our most recent session was kindly given by Jack Sturdy, Operations Manager for school caterers T(n)S Catering Management Ltd.

Previous sessions have included business and health care sciences. Full details of these sessions along with resources can be found on the Academy website.

Aspire to Be a Healthcare Scientist

The Aspire to Be careers programme continues. Every fortnight during Key Stage 4 lunchtime we invite a visitor into the Academy to present to Year 9 -13 students about their job role, their route into the career and the qualifications they needed.

We were joined recently last week by Gillian Walsh, Specialist Cardio Physiologist from MFT, who told us about her path to this role, and what interested students can do to begin their own journey to a career in the healthcare sciences.

Previous sessions have included teaching and law. Full details of these sessions along with resources can be found on the Academy website.

Aspire to Be in Business

Another interesting Aspire to Be session was held recently, with Lucy Evans, a director at  global employment screening specialists, Sterling Talent Solutions, who shared her insights into getting ahead in business

Lucy’s top tips for succeeding in any career are:

  • Attitude is the most important thing
  • As much effort as you put in you get back
  • Approach everything you do with passion, enthusiasm and energy and you will find yourself on the right path
  • Be careful on social media – companies can and do check your history

See more about Lucy’s presentation on the MHA website.

Aspire to be: Marketing Officer

Aspire to Be is a new careers programme at the Academy.  Every fortnight during Key Stage 4 lunchtime we invite a visitor into the Academy to present to Year 9 -13 students about their job role, their route into the career and the qualifications they needed.

This week the Academy’s Marketing and Fundraising Officer,  Mrs Campayne, talked about careers in marketing.

For all the information about this and the other careers that have been covered in the programme so far please visit the Aspire to Be page of the Academy’s website.

Work, work, work, work, work

“…If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.”  Malcolm GladwellOutliers: The Story of Success

As the second full week back in the Academy draws to a close, I am pleased to see that most students have settled back into their studies very well.

We have made some changes to our approach to behaviour management, centred on developing excellent attitudes to learning.  Our new approach focuses on students consistently demonstrating key skills and approaches in their attitude to work across the Academy, which in turn is preparing them for their futures in the world of work.

Another new project that is proving to be a hit with students is our new Aspire to Be programme.  We often ask young people what they want to do in the future, but how do they make an informed choice with no experience of the world of work?  We are bringing the world of work to them, with a selection of guest speakers sharing their experiences about their current role, their career path that has led them to where they are today, and what students can do now to step in the same direction. Speakers so far have included a Solicitor, a Teacher, a Police Officer and a Border Force Officer, with more planned throughout the year.

Students in Years 10 and 11 also have sessions with our Careers Adviser, where they can explore their skills, ambitions and interests and develop a career plan.  Some students have amazing things lined up!

Students across the Academy took part in a quiz recently to match staff members with former jobs, which have included retail, customer service, bar work, running businesses and the funeral industry amongst other things!

Younger students have also been taking part in sessions with an officer from the Department of Work and Pensions, studying skills, qualities and qualifications for a variety of job roles.

Aspiration is one of our core principles, and I passionately believe that every student can be successful if they show genuine effort and determination.

 

Mr Green

Principal

Aspire to Be

Aspire to Be is a new careers programme at the Academy.  Every fortnight during Key Stage 4 lunchtime we invite a visitor into the Academy to present to Year 9 -13 students about their job role, their route into the career and the qualifications they needed.

Organiser Vice Principal Mr Trainor said “I am delighted with how this new initiative is being received, and by the enthusiasm of the people who have volunteered their time to come in and inspire, motivate and raise the aspirations of our students.”

So far, students have attended sessions on careers in teaching and law.  Full details of these sessions along with resources can be found on the Academy website.