Bradford Academy uses the Gatsby Benchmarks as a guide to planning our CIEAG programme. We are committed to informing our learners of the full range of employment, learning and training pathways available to them. Alongside employers, we organise for HE establishments, training, apprenticeship and vocational education providers to engage with our learners throughout the year. By proactively seeking to build relationships with these stakeholders as we plan our activity we ensure that they have multiple opportunities to speak to learners and their parents to offer information on HE, employment, vocational, technical and apprenticeship qualifications and pathways at crucial point in the learners educational journey. (Baker Clause Jan 2018)
Opportunities for stakeholders to interact with learners includes workplace visits, work experience, assemblies, engagement events, workshops and the opportunity to speak with learners and parents on a one-to-one basis supporting KS4, Post 16 or Post 18 option choices. All Academy staff involved in guidance and pastoral support are kept up to date with the these Post 16 and Post 18 pathways, through a programme of Continuing Professional Development.
Learners have access to wide range of resources to help inform any decisions they need to make. Appointments to discuss career and FE/HE options can be made with the Academy’s Progressions Manager – Mrs Taylor, and our independent careers advisor – Annie Gibson is on hand to offer advice. All learners in Year 11 will get at least two interviews with Annie to ensure they are fully informed in their choices moving forward. Learners can also speak to our NCOP officer Mrs Mulla for information specifically on Higher Education. The website contains plenty of information and links to other helpful websites related to careers and education, and the careers noticeboard in the forum displays information on any work experience opportunties, upcoming visits to workplaces, colleges and universities and workshops relating to specific employment sectors. The careers section in the LRC contains labour market information, University and college prospectuses and booklets from training and apprenticeship providers.
The Academy’s CEIAG programme is monitored for quality and impact by the Academy’s Senior Leadership and Governance Teams and monitoring of access to and opportunities to engage with employers, and education and training providers forms part of this process.
Together this ensures our learners can make successful transitions within the Academy and beyond, and go on to have productive and fulfilling lives.
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