“Students will leave us having received support and guidance from a comprehensive and varied Careers Information and Advice Guidance programme that clearly meets the Gatsby Benchmarks’’.
8 Key priorities:
1. All students will have the opportunity to access a stable, well structured careers programme. A stable careers programme enables young people to make well-informed decisions about education, training, apprenticeship and employment opportunities.
2. All students will have the opportunity to access labour market information through pop up stands, regular assemblies and encounters with further and higher education providers. This will enable them to make informed decisions about their next steps after leaving the Academy.
3. Our school’s careers programme should actively seek to challenge stereotypical thinking and raise aspirations, encouraging wider thinking for our pupils and allowing them to reach their full potential.
4. We aim to enhance students’ subject learning by linking their curriculum subjects with careers and organising career learning through extra-curricular activities on and off site.
5. Students should participate in at least one meaningful encounter with an employer every year between Years 7-13.
6. Every student should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and at least one well planned period of work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities.
7. We want as many of our students as possible to access further and higher education having already had meaningful encounters through off-site visits and direct interactions with key roles, such as lecturers, current students of apprenticeships.
8. Every student should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a Careers Adviser.