Careers Guidance

Kirsteen McGarva is the school’s named Careers Leader and her email contact is:

Mick McHugh is the school’s Independent Careers Advisor and his contact details are: Tel: 0161 911 8616.

The Government’s careers strategy aims to make sure that all young people in secondary education get a programme of advice and guidance that is stable, structured and delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience.

At Manor Academy we use the Gatsby Benchmarks to measure the quality of our provision. A link to these and our benchmarking results to date can be seen by clicking on the following links:

Gatsby bench marks

Manor Academy Gatsby Results

A stable careers programme

In Key stage 3 Careers forms part of the school curriculum and is taught as a discrete lesson to all pupils. In years 10 and 11carerrs is taught as part of the PSHCE programme of study. ASDAN work related units form the basis of these lessons. Post 16 opportunities for tailored work placements and vocational opportunities build on our effective careers programme.

Addressing the needs of each student

Students have different amounts career guidance at different stages of their time with us. Opportunities for advice and support are tailored to the needs of each student and our careers programme promotes and supports equality and diversity considerations throughout.

Linking curriculum learning to careers

Posters linking curriculum learning with careers are displayed throughout school. All subject teachers are keen to highlight the relevance of their subjects for future career paths.

Encounters with employers and employees

At Manor Academy we invite employers and employees into school to deliver workshops and talks to our students. We also take students into a variety of workplaces and careers events to meet employers and employees. Enterprise activities are also embedded into our KS3 curriculum and our Vocational curriculum in KS4 and KS5.

We also invite past students to talk to our current students about moving on, careers choices and life experiences since leaving Manor Academy.

Experience of workplaces

At Manor Academy we have a work experience programme that creates bespoke work placements catering for pupils interests and abilities. This builds over time to create a variety of experiences. In Manor College pupils are given the opportunity of extended work placements at Manchester Metropolitan University through the bridging the gap initiative link to Bridging The Gap

Encounters with further and higher education

Our careers programme is designed to ensure that all students understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.

Personal guidance

This is provided by Connexions.

The following links also provide useful sources of independent advice:

Destinations 2018

Destinations for Y11 and Y13 students – 2018 Leavers

Year 11

Manor College 6thForm – x 17 students

Loreto College – Level 1 Pathways – x 1 student

Trafford College – Foundation Learning – x 3 students

Trafford College – Level 1 Sport – x 1 student

Salford College – Skills for Life – x 3 students

Rumworth School – Post 16 – x 1 student

Manchester College – Level 1 Construction – x 1 student

Manchester College – Level 1 Art – x 2 students

Manchester College – Level 1 Catering – x 2 students

EET – *Exam skills centre/Advantage project – x 1 student

(total  32 students)


All 12 of our Year 13 students have successfully moved on to post-18 destinations:

4x Trafford College – Foundation Learning
1x Trafford College – Level 1 IT
4x Manchester Royal Infirmary- Supported Internship
1x Loreto College – Independent Living
1x Salford College – Level 2 Performing Arts
1x Salford College – Foundation Learning
1x Salford College – Level 1 Animal Care
1x Salford College – Child care
1x Manchester College – Level 1 Media
1x Stockport College – Foundation Learning
1x Derwen College – Residential