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    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.

    We also support the Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire (HeppSY+) project and are working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield to support and increase the number of students accessing Higher Education. 

    Meet the Team

    Mr Shaw is the SLT link for the Careers team and Head of Sixth Form. Ms Shaw is Deputy Head of Sixth Form and Higher Education Coordinator. 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 and Enterprise Coordinator. Mrs Parker is the Work Experience Administrator, who supports Year 12 and 13 with securing relevant opportunities.


    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.

    We encourage parents and students to use the link to explore Start at home.

    The information pack is available to  download here.

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


    Armed Forces

    Higher Ed'

    Job Families


    Useful Links


    We are currently working with a company called Future First to build our Alumni community in order to  and engage with ex-students and to raise aspirations of current students. We hope that former students will help us and support activities in school such as talks, work place visits, work experience and careers fairs. You can click the link below to sign-up.

    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)