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Malcolm Arnold Academy

At Malcolm Arnold Academy we seek to broaden the horizons of each and every one of our students, helping them to achieve at the highest level both academically and in their talents outside the classroom.

Careers Guidance & Post 16

Every child deserves to leave education with the knowledge and skills that open access to the best possible opportunities in life.

DfE – Education Excellent Everywhere, March 2016

Malcolm Arnold is dedicated to broadening the horizons of all students.

The CEIAG curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills to be well-educated, ambitious and socially responsible citizens who will continue to learn, work and lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

All students from year 7 to year 13 have access to an extensive CEIAG programme that is fully integrated in to the curriculum. Students benefit from activities that support personal reflection and develop the skills and expertise that employers want ranging from dedicated careers days, external speakers, trips, young enterprise and individual guidance interviews.

Stakeholder and Employee Engagement

Employers and external stakeholders are vital in supporting the Academy to achieve its’ vision for CEIAG.

The Academy is working with a variety of stake holders including local employers, universities, apprenticeship providers, enterprise advisors & SEMLEP, parents and charities.

Stakeholders are diverse and meet the needs of all students improving student career knowledge and access to opportunities. All employers and external stakeholders are fully briefed before arriving at the Academy on expectations and safeguarding policies. A new database of stakeholders taking in to account the new GDPR guidelines will be set up from September 2018 and we will be looking to enhance our CEIAG provision further by asking parents and carers to come on board and join the MAA Alumni.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Malcolm Arnold Academy measures the impact and progress of the career’s strategy using Compass – the benchmark tool that measures impact against the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.

This is re-assessed at three key points during the academic year.

Individual CEIAG activities and events are currently evaluated by students to gauge their enjoyment and the impact that the activity has had on improving their employability skills. External Stakeholders are asked to evaluate their visit and if they would like to become part of the MAA Alumni.

Year 11 and Post 16 destinations data is monitored and students are encouraged to have two choices (one firm and a back up) so that students are less at risk of becoming NEET. This is monitored at SLT level.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Malcolm Arnold Academy is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.

As a diverse multicultural academy we ensure that all stakeholders are valued and their differences celebrated. To ensure that all students can meet their full potential it is essential that inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of all CEIAG activities.

MAA are committed to challenging stereotypes and encourage students to aim high. The Academy run a number of events that challenge stereotypes in society in relation to careers including, STEM workshops, university visits and drop down days. The MAAC department are supportive in ensuring that all SEND students access the same CEIAG provision and support them in making choices, particularly at key transition points.

Staff that support Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for CEIAG provision are:

Rebecca Anderson – Assistant Principal                          

Janet Mallett – Assistant Principal                     Laura Robinson – Assistant Principal

Ashley Thompson – SENCO

Whole School Approach

A whole school approach to CEAIG recognises that all aspects of the school community impact on a young person’s ability to make well informed career decisions.

All staff including the SLT, teachers, cover supervisors, TAs and support staff have a responsibility in delivering impartial CEIAG provision. All subject areas have a CEIAG scheme of learning that links Careers specifically in to the subject areas

CEIAG is delivered through a variety of activities including careers days, external speakers, trips, Young Enterprise and individual guidance interviews.

The members of staff dedicated to the leadership and management of CEIAG are:

Rebecca Anderson – Assistant Principal for Curriculum Development and CEAG Lead

Director of Behaviour & Development, and STEM – Alex Shaw

SENCO – Paula Smith

Heads of Year – Beth Potterton, Kerrie Willett, Sam McFarlane, Claire Wheller

Entitlement and Events

Overview of CEIAG events

Apprenticeship Information

What are apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships available in Northamptonshire


Northampton College

Moulton College

Silverstone UTC

Tresham College


Northampton University

Leicester University

De Monfort University

Russell Group Universities

Information Sites

Barclays LifeSkills

Chamber of Commerce


Universal Jobmatch

Guidance Software



School Leaver Jobs:


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