Our careers programme thoroughly prepares students for university and the world of work. We help students develop the skills and knowledge needed for the fast-changing job market, and provide them with a exciting range of opportunities to engage with employers, further education providers and higher education institutions throughout their time at the Academy.
Our Careers Lead
Our programme aims to meet all of the 'Gatsby Benchmarks' – a nationally recognised framework for world-class careers guidance – through the following strategic adjectives:
- Organise parent engagement events to inform parents about today's job market and world of work, and how to advise their children on these topics.
- Individually track every pupil's progress through the careers curriculum, including the trips and activities they take part in.
- Make time for active reflection after each trip and activity, so that each pupil is continually evolving their vision for their future.
In Sixth Form you will benefit from form time, drop-down experiences, trips and visits to help you successfully apply to your chosen destinations, as well as support for you to manage all the opportunities that come your way.
We offer a number of dedicated support programmes to prepare you for courses at top universities, competitive apprenticeships and a range of careers. Typically this involves regular one-to-one coaching, after-school events and a number of weekend/holiday opportunities.