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Careers Education

At the heart of our career and progression programme is the aim that our young people understand the full range of opportunities available to them in today’s world and help them to acquire the skills and qualifications they will need to succeed in the workplace today and in the future. We also aim to prepare our pupils for the opportunities in the next stage of their education, a time when they will make choices about their future study. Our programme enables pupils to develop their skills, explore and envisage possible future careers and understand the next steps they need to take in order to secure their chosen progression route.

Our Programme Delivery

We delivery our Careers Education by embedded the program into our curriculum through assemblies, registration time, subject teaching, PSHE lessons, enrichment activities as well as our careers fair. We encourage students to engage with the careers programme to explore and discover their interests.

If you would like to offer your expertise at our careers fair please email Emma Johnson at

Careers guidance

The PSHCE scheme of work in Year 8 develops students’ awareness of the world of work and career pathways.

Events are organised throughout the year that expose students to the wider world of work and allow them to have encounters with professionals from a variety of industries and sectors. It is the aim of the Academy to fully meet the eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance