Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyYear 11 rugby festival tonight! The lads did us hugely proud!! Drew 1 and lost 2 but worked so hard in the pouring rain tonight! Excellent work lads!! 👍 https://t.co/h6suxdQtKU5 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyIt's our GCSE Information Evening for KS4 parents this evening. Join us to see how best to support your child with the challenges of #GCSE study https://t.co/IGcbbIDWrn https://t.co/HHA9rRG3hm18 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademy@Lucenico There’s is later in the year before exams.1 day ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademySchool photos tomorrow for students in years 7-10. Don't forget your hairbrush and your smile!1 day ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyParents of Year 11s, don't miss the free #Apprenticeships @NAS_event hosted in #Harrogate this year. Evening session for parents and carers tomorrow, 4pm-6pm. See full info here: https://t.co/KKW3uOJ07X #Yorkshire #Apprenticeships https://t.co/JiQTOBn5WU2 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @NAS_event: Don't miss out, only a few days to go now! Come and speak to our amazing exhibitors about their #apprenticeships at @YEventC2 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyYear 10 had a cup game this evening against Arches and lost 3-0! Good performance from the lads and good game! Next match next weds!3 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyParents of Year 11s, don't miss the free #Apprenticeships @NAS_event hosted in #Harrogate this year. Evening session for parents and carers on Thursday 20th September, 4pm-6pm. See full info here: https://t.co/KKW3uOJ07X #Yorkshire #Apprenticeships https://t.co/zoaDPd11vn3 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyVery proud of all those who took part, and thankful to all those who helped at the #YorkMysteryPlays https://t.co/azrdnjBpyp4 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademy@ValeOfYorkDrama Thanks to everyone who helped out!4 days ago
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VALE OF YORK ACADEMY IS PART OF

Careers and aspirations

We encourage our students to live by the Vale of York Academy motto of ‘Always giving the best.’

As a school, we are committed to enabling our students to do this by providing them with the very best opportunities during their time with us, but also by equipping them with as much information, advice and guidance about their future choices and progression routes as possible.

Our students have access to careers guidance and information from their first day with us in Year 7 until they move on to further education or training after their examinations in Year 11. In reality, it doesn’t always end there as we are very happy to help past students where we can too!

We have a team of people in school lead by Assistant Vice Principal, Mrs Hardy and outside of school too including the Prospects Service and City of York Council’s Careers Service. We also have a fully stocked careers library and can point you in the right direction when you’re looking online at the wealth of careers information out there.

Our careers guidance and information is impartial, confidential and always provided by a qualified careers adviser. And most importantly it is focussed on the individual student.

Careers Education Programme

All students will take part in a careers education programme which is part of the PSHE curriculum for Years 7 to 11 to help them to:

  • understand the future opportunities in education, training, and employment
  • develop the necessary skills to help them plan career progression
  • understand how and where to access information to help make informed decisions
  • be given the opportunity to give feedback to support the coordinator improve careers provision in the academy.

You can see the schedule for the full year here – available soon

Throughout the school year, we will provide a range of opportunities that can inspire, inform and encourage students to make important career choices including work experience, events, outside speakers and workshops.

  • Careers Guidance and Student Inspiration Standard Operating Policy – available soon
  • Careers Entitlement Statement – available soon

Take a look around our Careers pages:

Careers advice and guidance

Post-16 education

Apprenticeships

Higher Education

Work experience

Careers Events

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