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    Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential and is used by our students in Life Skills lessons.

    You can log on here 

    The information pack is available to download here

    You can download the 'How to Register: Parent Guide' here

    Coronavirus update - For those Y11 and Y13 students affected by the school closure due to coronavirus, if you wish to contact Mrs Laite (who is a Level 6 qualified careers adviser) for a chat and some helpful careers advice, please fill in this form with your contact details and we will get back to you. Alternatively you can email

    Here at Wath Academy we have a dedicated careers team providing careers advice, information, education and guidance for all students from Year 7 though to Year 13. Our Activity Plan for 2019 - 20 is available as a PDF download at the bottom of the page. You can find key Ofsted and additional information about our provision in our careers policy, which is available to download in the policies section of our website.

    Enquiries relating to careers provision should be directed to Mrs Laite, our Careers Leader; her role includes one-to-one careers interviews, creating and delivering careers lessons, activities such as work shadowing days, mock interview days, career fairs and employer engagement. Mrs Laite is based in the school library and is more than happy to be contacted in school if any further information is required and to help where possible. You can contact Mrs Laite by e-mail directed to or telephone (01709) 760222 Ext 161.


    Meet the Team


    Mr Shaw is the SLT link for the careers team, Enterprise Coordinator and Head of Sixth Form.   Mrs Laite is our Careers Leader and a Level 6 qualified Careers Adviser. 

    Mrs Ackerley is our Work Related Manager who supports students accessing alternate provision. Mr Barlow is Subject Leader for Life Skills. Mrs Parker is the Work Experience Administrator, who supports Year 12 and 13 with securing relevant opportunities.


    There's a wealth of careers information available online. We've picked some of the good bits and organised it into the categories below.



    Exploring Careers

    Higher Ed'


    Work Experience & Volunteering



    Useful Links


    We are currently working to build our Alumni community, engage with ex-students and raise aspirations of current students. We hope that former students will get in touch and help us and support activities in school such as talks, work place visits, work experience and careers fairs.

    Destinations Data

    Wath Academy uses destinations data (where our students go and what they do after leaving school) to monitor and measure the effectiveness of our careers guidance and improve outcomes for young people in schools. Destinations data is available on the Department for Education website. Due to the complexity of gathering this data there is a delay between students leaving school and destinations data being published.

    Department for Education Pupil Destinations after Key Stage 4 (GCSE)

    Department for Education Pupil Destinations after Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form)