As part of our commitment to improving our careers education at Hollinwood Academy, we hope to evaluate the success of our programme each year.

Year 9 Careers Programme

To further develop their skills for work and life, the students look at different ways that we communicate at work and then progress to problem solving through Skills Builder.

In Spring term 1 the students have a half term of careers lessons and look at communication in the workplace. The students look at the ways in which we communicate at work, using emails at work, teamwork skills and how to handle phone calls.

Year 9 lesson overview

Careers lessons then take place again during the Summer term 1 with a focus on building problem solving skills through Skills Builder. Skills Builder is a fantastic resource to help students build on the essential skills of listening, speaking, problem solving, creativity, staying positive, aiming high, leadership and teamwork.

click to access the Skills Builder resources

Alongside this half term’s lessons, there are also form time careers lessons related to whole school programmes and current events:

All secondary students have also been signed up to the careers portal ‘Start Profile’, where they are able to gain information and advice on education and career choices, access activities to improve their employability skills and have a personal locker to keep a record of their achievements and qualifications. Secondary students have all been given their start profile logins and can access the online learning portal from home. Please encourage them to do so and have a look at the platform for yourself by clicking below:


We would appreciate your feedback on our school’s careers programme. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts using the relevant link below to access the careers survey and evaluate our school’s programme:


click to access the BBC Bitesize Careers resources