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Information, Advice and Guidance

What is Information Advice and Guidance (IAG)?

IAG is Information, Advice and Guidance. The Academy is committed to providing personalised, high quality, impartial information and up-to-date advice and guidance through answering the wide range of questions students may have about progression to further learning opportunities, skills development and career choice.

We start by getting to know the strengths and interest of students through their early years and primary schools and continue to guide them throughout their school life at the Academy. As such all our staff get to know our students as individuals so we can advise them appropriately throughout their development. In addition our dedicated team of ICT and careers staff run specific Careers IAG sessions.

What is covered in Careers IAG sessions?

This depends on where the student is in their school life. Beginning with an introduction to the ‘world of work' and guidance on how to begin to plan and manage their own futures to guiding them through their Options choices. In Y10 and beyond the focus is on careers action planning, writing a personal statement and preparing for interviews for sixth form, college, university, apprenticeships, study programmes or traineeships. We teach students effective ways to learn and revise, helping them achieve their potential when sitting their GCSE's.

How do students benefit from careers IAG?

With appropriate guidance, students will be confident, have an awareness of the World of Work and an understanding of how to develop the skills they need to enter employment. IAG raises student aspirations and prepares them for their next phase of learning.

What is the future of IAG at Maltby Academy?

Our Guidance Guarantee

We aim to raise student aspirations in preparation for their next phase of learning.

  • Give timely and age appropriate information, advice and guidance to every pupil.  
  • Link with employers for student mentoring and multiple relevant workplace experiences.
  • Provide up to date labour market information.
  • Facilitate access to a range of career resources and learning opportunities.
  • Enable subject specific visits and guest speakers to embed relevance and context.
  • Embed employability skills into every facet of school life.  

Key Stage 3

  • Learn new subjects
  • Develop who you are
  • Strengthen and develop your skills
  • Raise aspirations

Key Stage 4

  • Personalised pathways of study
  • Choose fewer subjects to specialise in more depth
  • Link with employers and Universities
  • Deeper, specialised leaning
  • Vocational and traditional subjects.

Key Stage 5

  • Engage with employers and universities

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Where to get advice

Sixth Form team