The aim of our careers programme is to ensure that all our students are prepared for life after Ark Acton Academy, whether that is university or the world of work. We particularly want to help students develop the skills and knowledge needed for the changing job market, and provide them with a range of opportunities to engage with employers, further education and higher education providers through their time at the Academy.
Ark Acton Academy uses the Gatsby Benchmarks to guide its careers programme. As part of our commitment to informing our students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are always open to engaging training, apprenticeship, and vocational education providers to speak with students - please get in touch if you would like to speak more about this.
Our Careers Lead
Our programme aims to meet all of the 'Gatsby Benchmarks' – a nationally recognised framework for world-class careers guidance – through the following strategic adjectives:
- Organise parent engagement events to inform parents about today's job market and world of work, and how to advise their children on these topics.
- Individually track every pupil's progress through the careers curriculum, including the trips and activities they take part in.
- Make time for active reflection after each trip and activity, so that each pupil is continually evolving their vision for their future.