Careers & Enrichment

 

Overview

Ark Elvin Academy uses the Gatsby Benchmarks as a guide to plan our Careers & Enrichment programme. As part of our commitment to informing our students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeship and vocational providers to speak to students.

Careers & Enrichment Policy.

Careers Programme

YEAR

AUTUMN SPRING SUMMER

7

PSHE – Living in the Wider World: Enterprise Skills and Introduction into Careers              

PSHE – Living in the Wider World: Challenging Career Stereotypes and Raising Aspirations

Careers Assembly

Careers Week 11th – 15th March              

University Visit

 

Universities Week 8th – 12th July              

 

8

Careers Assembly              

 

Careers Week 11th – 15th March Universities Week 8th – 12th July

9

PSHE – Living in the Wider World: Understanding Careers & Raising Aspirations   

Careers Assembly

 

Careers Week 11th – 15th March Universities Week 8th – 12th July   

PSHE – Relationships: Planning and Carrying Out an Enterprise Project

PSHE – Relationships: Reflection on Enterprise Project

10

Careers Accelerator Programme   

Careers Assembly

University visit

Careers Week 11th – 15th March Universities Week 8th – 12th July   

Post-16 Destinations Day

Small Group Action Planning with Prospects

PSHE - Living in the Wider World: Preparing for Work

11

Small Group Action Planning with Prospects    

Careers Assembly

PSHE - Living in the Wider World: Post 16 Options

PSHE - Living in the Wider World: Career and Employment Skills

 

Careers Week 11th – 15th March   

Coach Bright Programme

Small Group Action Planning with Prospects

One-to-One Action Planning & Guidance with Prospects

 

For questions about the Careers programme, please contact Ala El-Hendi, on a.el-hendi@arkelvinacademy.org or 020 8902 6362.

Enrichment programme

In order to develop our students’ passions, foster their creativity and develop their leadership skills the academy runs a dynamic enrichment programme. Students have an option of choosing from a variety of clubs, academic, sporting or creative. The programme is split into Core enrichment for KS3, and Open enrichment for all pupils

Core Enrichment

The programme runs every Thursday Period 6 for KS3 only. Students will select their enrichment activity at the start of each full term. The enrichment will be on pupils’ timetables.

Open Enrichment

The scheduled programme will run every day after school from 15:30 – 16:30. These activities run on a turn up and join in basis unless the activity is invite only.

Enrichment Timetable

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Before School Breakfast Club   

Study Room

Breakfast Club   

Study Room

Breakfast Club   

Study Room

Cast Line Learning

Breakfast Club   

Study Room

Cast Line Learning

Breakfast Club   

Study Room

Lunch Library   

Study Room

Guitar & Ukele Ensemble

Library   

Study Room

Table Tennis

Library   

Study Room

Chess Club

String Group

Time Commanders

Library   

Study Room

Piano Club

Table Tennis

Library   

Study Room

Careers Advisor KS4

Chess Club

Anime Club

After School Club   

Library

QPR Kicks

Ks3 Homework Club   

Library

Study Room

Ks4 Gym

 

Ks3 Homework Club   

Library

Study Room

Ks4 Gym

SSF Cast Practice

Musical Theatre Singers

Ks3 & 4 Football Girls

Basketball

School Choir

Running Club

Reading Club

 

 

Ks3 Homework Club   

Library

Study Room

Ks4 Gym

The Kiln Theatre Group

MMA & Boxing

Basketball

New Arrival Survival

SSF Cast Practice

Year 10 & 11 Football Boys

Bollywood & Bhangra Dance

Ark Elvin Big Band

Badminton

Duke of Edinburgh

Politics & Justice

Ethics in Medicine & Science

Ks3 Homework Club   

Library

Study Room

Ks4 Power Lifting

For questions about the Enrichment programme, please contact Ala El-Hendi, on a.el-hendi@arkelvinacademy.org  or 020 8902 6362.

Providers - How to get involved

Opportunities for providers to speak with students may include school assemblies, employer and provider engagement events or opportunities to speak with students and parents on a one-to-one basis supporting GCSE, post 16 or post 18 option choices.

In the first instance, requests by providers should be sent to the Academy’s Careers & Enrichment Lead with a minimum 6 weeks’ lead time. All requests will be considered on the basis of; staffing availability to support the activity, clashes with other planed activity, trips or visits to the Academy, interruption to preparation for examinations or rooming and space availability to host the activity.

For all questions on this or Ark Elvin Academy’s wider Careers & Enrichment programme, please contact the Academy’s Careers & Enrichment Lead, Ala El-Hendi, on a.el-hendi@arkelvinacademy.org  or 020 8902 6362.

Monitoring & Evaluation

The Careers & Enrichment programme is monitored for quality and impact by the Academy’s Senior Leadership and Governance Teams, including;

  • access to and opportunities to engage with technical, vocational and training providers
  • monitoring against the Gatsby Benchmarks
  • Student destinations

Student destinations (2017-18)

Last year we had 161 students complete their Year 11 studies with us, of which:

  • 96% are now in education or training of which 76% are appropriate courses.
  • 83% have progressed on to providers which are rated as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted
  • 41% are now studying Level 3 A level and BTEC courses.

Of our 21 students at Year 13 leavers who completed their studies at Ark Academy;

  • 100% have progressed to university
  • 29% have progressed on to a top third university or a top 100 apprenticeship provider
  • 5% have progressed on to an apprenticeship or another form of employment
  • 5% are continuing in the sixth form for another academic year.