Careers Guidance

Welcome to Cliff Park Ormiston Academy’s Careers Hub

At Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, we are passionate about ensuring we provide our students with as much careers guidance as possible to enable them to make excellent decisions for bright futures. 

Throughout their time at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, students will have the opportunity to visit post-16 training providers, colleges and universities. They will also have experiences of different industry sectors through drop-down days, trips and Insight into Industry talks.  

Below you will find some activities that have been tailored for specific year groups. These activities are designed to get students thinking about their career pathway as they reflect upon their own skills. 

We have successfully achieved the ‘LifeSkills Award’ and the ‘Quality in Careers Standard’

Our Academy’s career leader is Mr R Sewell and be contacted by email – [email protected]

Please click for our Provider Access Policy Statement (March 2023) 

Please click for our Careers Strategy (2023-24) for this academic year. 

Please click for our Careers Policy (September 2023) 

Our current destinations data can be found here. 

Our Academy provides impartial careers advice and guidance. Please contact the school with any queries on 01493661504. 

In Form Time and through ‘Character and Culture’ lessons, students complete a range of careers-focused learning activities throughout Years 7-11 to help them to make informed careers choices. 

Careers Fairs, Parents’ Information Evenings and student visits to our local colleges and universities ensure students are fully informed about their future pathways. It is support that has helped us achieve excellent NEET figures for the last three years, with every year 11 student who left Cliff Park Ormiston Academy in 2021/22 finding employment, training opportunities or a college placement. 

Year 8 Work Shadowing and Year 10 Work Experience give students the opportunity to sample life within a professional, working environment, whilst our work with outside providers, such as ‘Human Utopia’, develops students’ learning skills and sharpens their team-work. Our Africa Alive! trip explores many jobs involved in a successful zoo setting and is an introduction into the world of work. 

Cliff Park Ormiston Academy is also working in partnership with the county Enterprise Coordinator (North Norfolk, South Norfolk & Gt Yarmouth) to lead on additional CEIAG opportunities throughout the year, as well as careers workshops for Years 9-11. 

In addition to this, Cliff Park Ormiston Academy has access to Unifrog, a program that enables students to explore their career pathways, develop their own CV and research local post-16 courses and jobs. 

Within ‘Character and Culture’ lessons and throughout our curriculum, we are encouraging students to develop their employability skills by highlighting when the following are required to complete a task: 

For more information, download our Character and Culture Mapping document

To see how each of our subjects explore employability skills and make links with future careers, see our Gatsby Benchmark 4 (Curriculum Careers Links) document. 

Year 8 students take part in a ‘Work Shadowing’ day. This day is an opportunity for students to gain an experience of the workplace by shadowing an employee. 

Students can shadow family members in their workplace or can look to organise a one-day placement with an employer of their choice. Students complete activities after this experience as part of their Form Time programme in order to reflect upon their placement and to think about their future pathways. 

Updated forms will be made available shortly: 

We always like to hear how our past students are getting on and would love to see them back at Cliff Park, delivering talks and sharing their experiences with our current students.