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    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. You can contact Mrs Laite by e-mail directed to or telephone (01709) 760222 Ext 161.

    Meet the Team

    Mr Shaw is our 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. 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. 

    Mr Barlow is Subject Leader for Life Skills and Enterprise Coordinator

    Mrs Ackerley is our Work Related Manager who supports students accessing alternate provision.

    Mrs Parker is the Work Experience Administrator, who supports Year 12 and 13 with securing relevant opportunities.

    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. 



    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.


    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.



    Follow us on Twitter!

    Employers sometimes get in touch with us if they have unfilled vacancies, you can see our latest tweets below or follow our Twitter account @wath_careers for local vacancies and event information. 

    Useful Links

    Sheffield Futures

    Sheffield Futures offer a range of services aimed at young people to help them with every aspect of their lives. They support them in schools and youth clubs and offer a helping hand when times are hard. They encourage young people to have their say on the matters that effect them, work to protect them from risk and encourage them to live a positive and productive life.

    National Careers Service

    The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

    The Sutton Trust

    Social mobility in Britain has stagnated. The opportunities open to a child from a disadvantaged background today are strongly linked to how much their parents earn.

    Since 1997 and under the leadership of our founder, Sir Peter Lampl, the Sutton Trust has worked to address this. We fight for social mobility from birth to the workplace so that every young person – no matter who their parents are, what school they go to, or where they live – has the chance to succeed in life.