Future employees are going to have to be innovative in their approach to solving problems, they will have to be people that can take the initiative, who can cope with uncertainty and change. They are going to have to be able to communicate well and work well in teams. They will have to be flexible and prepared to reinvent themselves in order to continue to be employed. Therefore we have a planned programme of activities to enable students to gain the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and attributes required to make informed choices about their 14 -19 pathways and to enable them to manage their careers and sustain employment through-out their lives.
Careers Education is at the heart of our Opening Minds curriculum with our competences and skills strongly related to those the National Careers and Enterprise Service state employers are looking for. Careers Education is also delivered through PSHE, tutor times and assemblies as part of our ‘Be the Best You Can Be’ programme.
We monitor the quality of the careers education by completing a review of the GATSBY benchmarks on a termly basis. This gives us areas of strength and weaknesses. One of the key measures we use is the number of students leaving who are no longer in the education system and who are not working or being trained for work.
Our Careers Programme information is reviewed annually.
Click on one of the links below to find out more about our careers programme at Whitley Academy, advice and resources available.