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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Advice for Parents and Students

Xello is an engaging online program that prepares students for post-secondary success in academics, careers and life. With Xello, we have everything you need to help students build the skills and knowledge to create actionable plans for the future, regardless of their chosen pathway.  All our students and teachers have logins to bring up to date labour market information to life in our curriculum and in their career planning. 

 

Xello can be accessed here: http://gmacs.co.uk/

What we offer in each year group

Year group

Activities offered to students

Year 7

  • Careers education: Employer engagement.  How can curriculum subjects be applied in the workplace?
  • Careers assemblies.
  • Use of Xello website.
  • Manchester University Gateways programme (12 students)
  • Enterprise Day

Year 8

  • Careers education: Employer engagement.  How can curriculum subjects be applied in the workplace?
  • Careers Education:  How do we study/revise for assessments?  How do we identify our skills and strengths? How do we set goals?
  • Careers assemblies
  • Use of Xello website
  • Manchester University Gateways programme (12 students)
  • Enterprise Day

Year 9

  • Careers education: Employer engagement.  How can curriculum subjects be applied in the workplace?
  • Careers Education: How to plan your future in relation to GCSE options, post 16 qualifications and university?
  • Careers assemblies
  • GM Higher FE and HE sessions
  • Use of Xello website
  • Manchester University Gateways programme (12 students)
  • Choices day – virtual or physical visit to university campus.
  • Workplace safaris – experience of the workplace
  • Enterprise Day
  • Information evening regarding option choices
  • Engagement with technical education providers 

Year 10

  • Careers education: Employer engagement.  How can curriculum subjects be applied in the workplace?
  • Careers education: What are our options post 16? What is it like to do an apprenticeship? What it is like at university? How can we find a job? Why is it important to impress at interview? How do we make ourselves stand out? 
  • Careers assemblies
  • GM Higher FE and HE sessions
  • Use of Xello website
  • Manchester University Gateways programme (12 students)
  • Information evening for parents regarding GCSE examinations, post-16 options and careers guidance.
  • College application preparation – personal statement writing.
  • Begin personal careers interviews with independent careers advisor
  • Salford City College taster days.
  • Mock interviews
  • Engagement with technical education providers
  • Enterprise Day

Year 11

  • Careers education:  Preparation for Life Beyond GCSE
  • Continuing personal careers interviews with independent careers advisor
  • Support in college applications process.
  • Careers assemblies
  • GM Higher FE and HE sessions
  • Use of Xello website
  • Manchester University Gateways programme (12 students)
  • Salford College interviews in the Academy.
  • Salford City College familiarisation sessions with pastoral team.
  • Engagement with summer programmes e.g. NCS
  • Planning for ongoing support e.g. Migrant Leaders
  • Targeted mentoring
  • Engagement with technical education providers
  • Follow up phone calls in September to check student destinations and ensure local authority engagement
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