Aston Manor Academy is committed to raising aspirations, challenging stereotypes and instilling ambition and the desire to succeed in all or students. CEIAG at Aston Manor Academy aims to encourage students to make the most of the opportunities available and support and guide our students towards positive careers pathways for their future.

The intent of our Careers Curriculum at Aston Manor Academy is to provide a stable careers programme, where each and every student is given the opportunity to no matter what their background, in preparation for entering the world of work. Aston Manor Academy maintains an ethos of hard work, aspiration and success delivered through a culture of nurture, support and encouragement where students respect each other and grow in confidence and resilience.

Our mission statement ‘All different, All equal, All achieving’ is key to both our Careers Curriculum and the wider school vision and aims. We work together to meet the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks to ensure that student’s aspirations are raised through a variety of methods, including an awareness of local labour market information, encounters with employers and workplaces, experiences of further and higher education, links to careers within the curriculum, and personal guidance. We believe this will allow our students to develop personal effectiveness and career readiness, resulting in positive outcomes in terms of education and employment.

The Senior Leadership Team at Aston Manor Academy support our pupils and we value and encourage the support and guidance to enhance the pupil’s opportunities and to build aspirations to future pathways we do this using a number of strategies including; personal guidance, assemblies & workshops. Careers is embedded through the curriculum and across the key stages to ensure pupils can successfully achieve their goals. An ambitious careers programme is vital to the life chances of the young people who attend Aston Manor Academy.

Jill Sweeney
Head of School



  • Lyn Ajibade Careers Co-ordinator KS3
  • Eileen Hughes Careers Co-ordinator KS4/5
  • Eudene Griffiths Enterprise Co-ordinator (BEP)

Careers Education at Aston Manor Academy is a coherent programme of activities that inform and inspire our students, preparing them for work and helping them to understand where different education and training choices could take them in the future. (DfE Careers guidance and inspiration in schools. March 2015 page 4). This is delivered throughout KS3, KS4 and KS5 and is specific to each child and year group.

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is a major contributing factor towards the successful transition into the world of work. This is supported by parents, teachers, businesses, professionals and advisory agencies and includes information provided by the DfEs statutory guidance. Aston Manor Academy is also guided by the eight benchmarks for delivering good career guidance, as identified in the Gatsby ‘Good Career Guidance’ report.  The aims and objectives are that students feel confident and well informed about their choices and can engage proactively in decisions about the pathways they will take now and in the future.  Aston Manor Academy set high standards for each student, by raising aspirations and increasing motivation through inclusion and equality of opportunities.  By encouraging participation with the local community, businesses and further education Aston Manor Academy aim to meet the needs of all students.

Aston Manor Academy’s Careers Team are dedicated to ensuring students between year 7 to 13 receive independent and impartial careers guidance, developing an embedded culture of high expectations and potential attainment.

The Headteacher, Subject teachers and Governors together with all members of the school are committed to ensuring career education is part of the curriculum and every day learning within the school.

All students, parents and teachers have direct access to the National Careers Service.

Throughout each stage, students experience a host of coherent and progressive programmes, each inspiring and enabling the students to think ambitiously about future careers options.  It is Aston Manor Academy’s objective to ensure all students are:

All Different All Equal All Achieving




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