Careers Mark

Quality in Careers Standard Award

We are delighted to inform you that we have been awarded the ‘Career Mark’ due to successfully passing the verification process. The Assessor met with a wide range of staff and students from the academy. She was particularly impressed at how clearly all students could articulate their knowledge about future education, training, and career options.

The following comments were shared in the report:

‘The assessor was impressed by the extension to Gatsby Benchmarks to the Nieper Employability Benchmarks.’

‘To help their learners to be ‘Become Britian’s leaders and achievers of the future.’

‘All learners are aware of all the Post 16 and Post 18 pathways available to them’.

Career Mark recognises the quality of the independent and impartial guidance we offer, ensuring our students leave with the confidence and skills required to enter the world of work and further/higher education. Career Mark Accreditation demonstrates to all our stakeholders, including Ofsted that we are providing an efficient and effective careers programme through:

Management: The effectiveness of our systems for planning, managing and integrating the whole programme

Guidance: The effectiveness of an integrated programme of advice, guidance and support

Curriculum: The effectiveness of our curriculum to supports the development of learners’ knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes

Information: The accessibility, relevance, importance and effectiveness of information, the acquisition of skills to research and evaluate allowing for well informed and realistic career decisions.

The Academy bases our careers programme on the CDI framework for Career, Employability and Enterprise education, alongside the Department for Education’s Careers guidance and access for education and training providers document (Oct 2018) and the Gatsby Benchmarks

 

Measuring the Impact of the Academy’s Careers Programme

Feedback on the Academy’s Careers Programme is collected through regular student evaluation and parent and employer surveys as well as through focus groups following any careers event or workshop. The effectiveness of the programme is reflected in the Post 16 destination reports provided to us by Derbyshire County Council.

What is Career Mark Pathway?

Career Mark Pathway recognises the quality of the independent and impartial guidance offered, ensuring students leave with the confidence and skills required to enter the world of work and further/higher education. Career Mark Pathway Accreditation demonstrates to Ofsted that we are providing an efficient and effective careers programme through:

  • Management: The effectiveness of our systems for planning, managing and integrating the whole programme
  • Guidance: The effectiveness of an integrated programme of advice, guidance and support
  • Curriculum: The effectiveness of our curriculum to supports the development of learners’ knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes
  • Information: The accessibility, relevance, importance and effectiveness of information, the acquisition of skills to research and evaluate allowing for well informed and realistic career decisions.

More information can be found at https://complete-careers.com