Careers Advice

Outwood Academy Danum seeks to positively support all students to acquire the educational, social and employability skills necessary for lifelong success in a diverse and changing world of work.

We are currently working with different providers to ensure our students receive a careers education and guidance programme which:

  • Is personal to you and always puts your interests first.
  • Motivates and inspires you to consider all opportunities both within and outside the academy.
  • Helps you to gain the skills you need to make your career ambitions a reality.
  • Provides the support you need to be successful.
  • Helps you access any additional support you might need.
  • Is delivered by trained and qualified teachers and advisers, with up-to-date knowledge.
  • Gives you an understanding of careers pathways and local labour market information.
  • Protect and respects your personal information and shares it only with your consent.

Together with staff from Progress Careers, one of the providers we work with, we will support your career development in a number of ways including:

  • Information and discussion in lessons and assemblies to help you make decisions about your future activties and events such as career fairs.
  • Access to career advisers in a variety of ways including individual meetings.
  • Drop-in sessions, learning pathway planning and results days.
  • Careers information and IT based careers programmes information and updates on notice boards, plasma screens and websites.

Students, parents/carers and staff can access our careers information site, including local apprenticeship opportunities, and hints & tips regarding careers:

Careers Portal

The following information can be found on this page:

  • Our Provider Access Policy
  • the name, email address and telephone number of our Careers Leader.
  • a summary of the careers programme, including details of how students, parents, teachers and employers may access information about careers.
  • how the school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on students.
  • the date of the school's next review of the information published.

  1. A stable careers programme
    Our schools will have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by students, parents, teachers, governors and employers.
  2. Learning from career and labour market informtion (LMI)
    Every student, and their parents, will have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities, that is relevant to our local area, supported by an informed adviser to make best use of available information.
  3. Addressing the need of each student
    Students have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each student. Our school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
    All teachers will link curriculum learning with careers where possible. STEM subject teachers will highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths where lesson opportunities present themselves.
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
    Every student will have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace, in particular within curriculum lessons, at least one per year.
  6. Experiences of workplaces
    Every student will have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
    All students will understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.
  8. Personal guidance
    Every student will have opportunities for guidance interviews with a career adviser, who is trained at Level 6 or higher, whenever significant study or career choices are being made. These interviews will be expected for all students but should be timed to meet their individual needs.

Each term students at Outwood Academy Danum will receive a minimum of one CEIAG assembly. In term one students will be introduced to the careers programme through an assembly with Careers Inc, our impartial, external careers advisors and HeppSY, our externally funded widening participation provider. The assembly will provide an overview of the entire programme and will familiarise students with how to access information, advice and guidance.

In Term 2 students will receive two assemblies, one led by St Leger Homes providing information, advice and guidance on apprenticeships and the world of work. A second assembly will be hosted by HeppSY and Sheffield Hallam university on the benefits of higher education. These two assemblies will provide students with information on two key pathways after their time at Outwood Academy Danum.

In Term 3 our Enterprise Ambassador, Samanth Petrie from McDonalds, and our advisor from Careers Inc will lead an assembly on skills for employment. This assembly will support Year 10 work on mock interviews and employability.   

In addition to these assemblies each month has a careers VMG focus. Students will take part in a range of activities designed to bring awareness to the world of work and further study and the skills needed to be successful in later life. The focus for each month is shown on the careers plan and is mapped to Gatsby Benchmarks and the CDI framework.

Students can access careers information in many ways at Outwood Academy Danum:

  • Drop in sessions with our Careers Inc advisors on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Through the Careers section in the sixth form common room. This contains details on apprenticeships and universities
  • Scheduled appointments with our Careers Inc advisors
  • Activities in VMG including external speakers, written activities and multi-media presentations. Students will have the chance to ask questions and record their involvement
  • Drop down days - each year group will get a minimum of half a day off timetable each year dedicated to activities related to careers learning
  • Advisors from Careers Inc will be available at information evenings and parents evening

Mr Stevie Spence
Phone Number:
01302 831385

We review the success of our careers programme by looking at the destinations of our leaving Year 11 students with a target of 0% NEET (students not in education, employment or training).

The careers information on this website will be reviewed every academic year.