How do we support your learning in lessons?

Our Careers Programme

Our Careers Programme (Gatsby Benchmark 1)

  • In Years 7-9 you will learn about eight employability characteristics that are essential in the world of work, that are embedded into all of your lessons.
    • Listening
    • Presenting
    • Problem Solving
    • Creativity
    • Staying Positive
    • Aiming High
    • Leadership
    • Teamwork
  • We support you to make the right choice for your personal career options through bespoke, quality first teaching and guidance.
  • We provide you with talks on careers through assemblies.

Learning from Career and Labour Market Information

Learning from Career and Labour Market Information (Gatsby Benchmark 2)

  • Throughout your time at the Academy, we give you lots of information about local and national career opportunities, as informed by labour market information.
  • By knowing labour market information you will be able to predict how the world of work will change and how you fit into it in the future.
  • Please use our Careerometer to explore average wages, working hours and workforce changes.

Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers

Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers (Gatsby Benchmark 4)

  • Our PSHE scheme of learning supports every child having at least one careers PSHE lesson per half term (two per half term in Years 10 and 11).
  • We use the jigsaw programme to enable us to deliver our Personal, Social and Health Education. A large strand of that programme focuses on ‘Dreams and Goals’. Through these timetabled sessions, every child is educated on necessary topics for their next steps.
  • All students are informed of relevant career links in each of their subjects at appropriate moments within the learning.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subject teachers highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.
  • All subject teachers emphasise the importance of succeeding in English and Maths.
  • Your subject areas all have noticeboards with information telling you about careers in that subject – for example, what successful mathematicians have done and how they have made Maths their job.