At Magnus Church of England Academy, we are committed to raising the aspirations of young people and are passionate about supporting them to fulfil their potential.

Our careers programme aims to enable students to:

  • Understand how choice and attitudes influence career opportunities
  • Raise their aspirations and be encourages to fulfil their potential
  • Have an awareness of careers and opportunities inside and outside of Newark

Our current careers programme:

All students when in year 10 will receive an independent and impartial careers advice session, this will be independent and impartial and followed up with a careers action report, all careers sessions are delivered by our very own Mr John Taylor.

In June we have a whole day dedicated to year 10 in our ‘Fearfully, Wonderfully Made Convention’ which is focused on raising confidence, aspiration and skills needed in the work place.

Following the ‘Fearfully, Wonderfully Made Convention’ each year 10 heads out for one week of work experience. This week is hugely important and encourages good networking and links with local businesses and employers. Excellent work place learning and gaining of key skills. Embedding the good reputation of Magnus students in the wider community.

In year 11, further careers sessions are delivered on an as needs basis alongside Magnus Sixth Form interviews and You Can Do Sport programme trials.

Meet our careers team:

Mr John Taylor - Careers Advisor

“Hello, my name is John Taylor, I’m usually known as John or ‘JT’, and I am the Careers Adviser who works with Magnus Church of England Academy to deliver independent and impartial careers guidance.

After working in London for the past twenty-five years I joined Magnus after leaving Prospects Services where I worked as an Operations Manager leading a team of about thirty careers advisers, SEN Specialists and targeted support workers.

I am now working to ensure that all of our Magnus students have access to high quality careers information, advice and guidance.

I aim to ensure that Magnus Church of England students have the capabilities, qualities and attitudes; underpinned by the skills, knowledge and expertise necessary to succeed in the Local, National, European and Global Labour Markets.

Above all my aim is to ensure that Magnus students are well informed and understand what is needed, in terms of skills, qualities and qualifications, to support their progression; enable them to take responsibility for their own to choices and to navigate their own career pathways in the future.

I will ensure that they will understand about how to make the most of opportunities available to them and understand the notion of paid and voluntary experience and be able to apply skills, knowledge and experience acquired outside the schools community and recognise how this can help them achieve their aims.”

Mrs N Moore - Careers Leader

“Hi, my name is Mrs Moore and I am the Senior Leader in the academy who is responsible for our careers provision, I work alongside John Taylor ensuring that our careers provision is relevant to our students and is exactly what they need to ensure they are able to progress to the next stage of their education and or career.

I am currently working on expanding and integrating our careers provision working with the Gatsby standards to ensure best practice."

If you would like to get in touch with John Taylor, he can be contacted by email or
c/o Magnus Church of England Academy
Earp Avenue
NG24 4AB

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