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Student Careers Programme

At Academy 360, our careers strategy is currently evolving however we aim to respond to the needs of students, labour market information and employer needs while ensuring we equip our children with the skills and knowledge they need to enable them to succeed in their chosen career paths. We have a strong commitment to social mobility, raising the aspirations of our students and believe exposure to careers through first hand experiences, conversations and guidance from an early age is the key to helping young people make informed and positive choices when choosing a career pathway.

We hope our students capitalise upon the opportunities available to them at Academy 360 enabling them to make informed decisions regarding their future. We have a whole school approach to careers education, advice and guidance. We are moving towards all staff supporting the delivery of CEIAG through the pastoral system and curriculum areas as we firmly believe it is imperative we ensure our children realise their early education is a stepping stone to their chosen career paths and as a result it is the responsibility of all staff to engage in conversations and highlight links to careers and employability skills throughout the academy.

Our careers programme has been structured around the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance which are:

  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

To ensure we address all of the benchmarks, Careers Education here is holistic, balanced and personalised. Our aim is to enthuse students and support them to make informed decisions about their future career pathway. Careers Education is delivered in a variety of ways across year groups and is embedded into our activities calendar so that all students have numerous opportunities to experience high quality career information, advice and guidance.

Careers Adviser – EYFS, KS1 & KS2:

Chantelle Mclaren
chantelle.mclaren@academy360.co.uk
0191 300 6506

Careers Adviser – KS3 & KS4:

Joseph Fox
joseph.fox@academy360.co.uk
0191 300 6506

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