Careers & Guidance

SMMA Careers Bulletins

SMMA Careers Bulletin - Edition 1

CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) at St Mary Magdalene Academy is embedded across the curriculum for all year groups and is delivered through the PAL (Preparation for Adult Life) curriculum, Guardian and House time, Student Voice, SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) provision, the 1:1 work of the Careers Advisor and the Inspire Programme. This is also reflected in our CEIAG Policy below.

The department's main aim is to prepare students for the world of work through a range of opportunities, some that are statutory and others which are personalised.  We work with a number of local and national providers to give real employability skills through work experience, mentoring, interview days, employer insight visits and Inspire masterclasses.  Higher education, apprenticeships and training schemes are further explored through talks, university visits, higher education and apprenticeship fairs and one to one interviews an external advisor.  

Our students are therefore able to make more informed choices at key points in their education:

- Year 8 option choices for GCSE

- Year 11 choices for Sixth Form 

- Year 13 higher education, training or apprenticeships 

Careers Team Details

St Mary Magdalene Academy Careers Lead: Sam Burnett

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St Mary Magdalene Academy Careers Adviser: Jenny Daykin

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St Mary Magdalene Academy Link Assistant Headteacher: Shabaz Sayed

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St Mary Magdalene Academy Careers-Link Governor: Martin Wroe

Business Ask

If you are a business and would like to support St Mary Magdalene Academy with our careers provision, please get in touch with Sam Burnett or Jenny Daykin using the details above. Please look at the Provider Access Policy below for more information.

For more information on our Careers Programme and specific encounters please look at The SMMA Careers Programme document below.

Useful websites

Career information websites




Labour Market Information (LMI)

Further Education Colleges



Page Downloads Date  
Careers and Guidance 18th Sep 2019 Download
SMMA CEIAG Policy 2019 1 18th Sep 2019 Download
SMMA Careers Programme 2019 1 18th Sep 2019 Download
SMMA Provider Access Policy Statement Reviewed July 2019 18th Sep 2019 Download
Parents Carers IAG signpost flyer 22nd Feb 2021 Download
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