Melbourne Avenue, Whitfield, Dover, Kent, CT16 2EG
Learning to believe, learning to succeed.
Careers & Work Experience:

Careers advice and guidance is given to our students via internal and external advisors who provide ongoing information to our students, with the support they need with regards to, raising their aspirations, challenging their thinking and guiding them along the path to a chosen career or higher education.

Careers Lead – Mrs Hilary Mercer
Careers Strategy – (To be published)

Year 10 Work Experience

It is widely known that the transition from school to the world of work can be a difficult time for young people and that it is educationally desirable that students obtain a wide understanding of the world of work.

The government recommends that all pupils should have a work experience placement during Key Stage 4. At the end of Year 10 each student at Dover Christ Church Academy is given the opportunity to experience the working environment. The aim of such a programme is to prepare the students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult working life and to offer the following benefits:

Development of personal skills and confidence such as personal organisation, timekeeping, initiative, working with others and following instructions. Insight into career opportunities and the requirements of particular job sectors. Development of knowledge of economic and industrial matters. Insight into discipline and routines in the work place.

We actively encourage students to find their own placements.

All placements are checked out for health, safety and relevant insurance coverage. By the academy.

This year Dover Christ Church Academy students will be attending placements at a large number of locations in the local area during week beginning 16th July 2018.

For further information please contact either Mrs Hilary Mercer ( or Mr William Howard (

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Learning to believe, learning to succeed.