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Manchester Enterprise Academy

Manchester Enterprise Academy Sponsorship

Manchester Enterprise Academy, just one mile from Manchester Airport, is our local secondary school. In September 2009 it secured ‘Academy’ status. Together with Wythenshawe Community Housing Group and The Manchester College, we are proud to sponsor the Manchester Enterprise Academy, where our specialist knowledge of business, travel and tourism will help enrich the curriculum over the years ahead.

Manchester Enterprise Academy

Manchester Enterprise Academy (MEA) just one mile from Manchester Airport, is our local secondary school.  Together with the Wythenshawe Housing Trust and City College Manchester, we are proud to sponsor the Academy, where our specialist knowledge of business, travel and tourism will help and enrich the curriculum.

With the help of our Senior Leadership Team and people at every level of our business, we are actively involved in the Academy, supporting their students and enriching their curriculum.  Our HR Director Olivia Clayton is Chair of Governors.  Here are just a few examples of the support MEA receive.

Flying start

A successful transition between primary and secondary school is crucial if pupils are to gain most value from Year 7.  It can be a difficult time which parents and students become anxious about what lies ahead and the choices they must make.  The Flying Start project helps pupils at the beginning of Year 6 consider the options open to them and the focus of the project is MEA and us, their sponsor.

Mentoring for post 16 students

Twelve MAG colleagues act as ‘Aspirational Mentors’ for Year 12 /13 students, spending an hour each week, sharing expertise, talking through career options and providing  sign posting for them.

Drawing in expertise

Year 10 students from MEA get chance to participate in a ‘Get Hired’ event, organised by Business Working with Wythenshawe (BW3).  Different companies offer a carousel based work preparation session which also provides a ‘mock interview’ and the chance to see a role play of a good and bad interview.

Job Shadow (2015)

Forty five students from MEA got a taste of Airport life and work by shadowing various roles around the Airport.  Pupils shadowed Airport staff in areas such as Customer Services, MAG projects and the Fire Station as well as with World Duty Free, Emirates, Galliford Try and Greater Manchester Police.  The event have them the opportunity to learn about jobs at the Airport and experience first-hand careers that they could find themselves working in within the next few years.

Flying start

A successful transition between primary and secondary school is crucial if pupils are to gain most value from Year 7.  It can be a difficult time which parents and students become anxious about what lies ahead and the choices they must make.  The Flying Start project helps pupils at the beginning of Year 6 consider the options open to them and the focus of the project is MEA and us, their sponsor.

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