Arnold Academy

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Arnold Academy

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Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance

 

Career Opportunities at Arnold Academy

At Arnold Academy, we pride ourselves on ensuring our pupils have opportunities to engage with different career opportunities throughout Key Stage 3.

Mrs Bastiani is currently coordinating our career opportunities. She can be contacted via telephone at school or via email at dbastiani@arnoldacademy.org.uk

The careers programme involves pupils being introduced to a range of experience both inside and outside the classroom. Pupils have the opportunity to view, learn and engage with various different career paths. This includes learning about various qualifications required, career prospects, salaries etc. Students are able to assess their own likes and dislikes with regards to what kind of career would be suitable for them.

In our careers programme pupils have the opportunity to:

  • Assess how well they are getting on in each of the subjects in school
  • Identify the subjects they are good at
  • Identify what they like and don’t like
  • Discuss facts about a variety of jobs
  • Think about what people do when they are at work
  • Find out about how to get a specific job
  • Identify their own skills, qualities and interests
  • Understand which career pathways are open to them
  • Explore employability skills and how they relate to school skills
  • Participate in creating their own enterprise projects

 

How do we measure and assess the impact of the careers programme on pupils?

Before the start of the units, students are asked to rate their level of knowledge regarding careers, where they see themselves going and how to achieve these steps.

By the end of the unit, we then ask the students again; we can measure what they might be interested in.

All pupils in Year 8 study a unit on careers as part of their PSHCE lessons.

We always welcome the opportunity for local colleges and organisations to come into school and discuss with our pupils their future career opportunities.

Currently, we have a number of organisations working with us, please contact us if you feel your organisation could get involved.

Organisations that pupils in Key Stage 3 pupils have worked with include:

Santander

Lockheed Martin

Royal Air Force

BAE Systems

Red Bull Racing

Anglian Water


A provider wishing to request access should contact Mrs Bastiani.

Telephone: 01582 616400
Email: dbastiani@arnoldacademy.org.uk

 

Overview of Careers and links to Gatsby Benchmarks (B 1-7)

Year 7

  • Integrated Careers opportunities within curriculum subjects. (B4)
  • Raising Aspirations - assemblies, form time activities. (B4)
  • Guest speakers in Assemblies (B5)
  • Y7 Enterprise project – PSHCE
  • STEM workshops in Science Week

Year 8

  • Integrated Careers opportunities during curriculum within curriculum subjects. (B4)
  • Raising Aspirations - assemblies, form time activities. (B4)
  • Guest speakers in Assemblies (B5)
  • Pupils visit Harlington Upper School to see their facilities (B7)
  • Careers Fair (B7)

 

Central Bedfordshire Council have a very useful website where you can find out about the great career opportunities in the local area. The site also links to the best, most reliable sources of information they have found to help with important decision-making and finding the right job https://www.findyourfuture.org.uk/

 

Careers Provider Access Policy Draft

Careers Education Policy Draft