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Medeshamstede Academy

Careers Education

Statutory Duty

The duty on schools to secure independent careers guidance for all year 8-13 pupils is intended to expand advice and guidance for young people so they are inspired and motivated to fulfil their potential. Schools should help every pupil develop high aspirations and consider a broad and ambitious range of careers. Inspiring every pupil through more real-life contacts with the world of work can help them understand where different choices can take them in the future.

All registered pupils should be able to access independent careers guidance from Year 8 to Year 13.

They must ensure that the independent careers guidance provided is presented in an impartial manner and includes information on the range of education or training options, including Apprenticeships and other vocational pathways.

The guidance given will promote the best interests of the pupils to whom it is given.

The Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance at Medeshamstede Academy is coordinated by Mr T. Humphreys and Ms T. Eagle along with Mrs C. Toshack.  They are available to provide you with careers education, information and guidance to help you realise and fulfil your potential. 

If you have any queries or wish to discuss career opportunities at Medeshamstede Academy please contact Mrs Laura Ives on 01733 821403 or:


Skills Builder Partnership

This year Medeshamstede Academy has joined the Skills Builder Partnership which provides a universal framework launched to bring 8 essential skills into schools and workplaces.  It provides a common language for use in the worlds of education and employment. 

The framework offers employers, employees, and young people a common approach to develop and describe the transferable essential skills which ‘almost everyone needs to do almost any job.’ It enables employers to identify these skills in candidates and employees and supports individuals to build them in incremental steps; beginning with key stage 1 through to our key stage 4 pupils.

The Essential Skills Taskforce members are: Business in the Community, Careers & Enterprise Company, the CIPD, CBI, EY Foundation, the Gatsby Foundation and Skills Builder Partnership.

The Skills Builder Universal Framework provides a common language of eight essential skills for:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Staying positive
  • Aiming high
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

Building upon its success within education the Universal Framework will for the first time provide both educators and employers with the confidence that they can develop and assess the right skills in the right way.