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Careers, Education and Employability

Our vocational pathway programme supports pupils to make informed choices regarding their future, offering guidance and a variety of experiences along the way. Pupils are given the opportunity to explore industries in the local community and develop their skill set based on their individual areas of interest. The academy is fortunate to be supported by an increasing number of local businesses, offering school visits and external work placements within our local community.

At the beginning of Key Stage 3 pupils will undertake vocational profiling.  Information is gathered from pupils exploring aspirations, interests, skills and abilities for employment.  Through this profile the academy are able to facilitate suitable placements for pupils showing the readiness and willingness to participate.

We currently offer internal work experience placements and we are hoping to expand this to external placements in due course. Each placement is supported and prepared by a school job coach at a pace that is appropriate for the individual.

Our vocational pathway programme is underpinned by the Gatsby Benchmarks and works towards offering high quality encounters with a variety of industries, as well as encouraging the development of independence skills to prepare pupils for adulthood as they progress through school.

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