Acklam Grange

Acorn Centre

Acklam Grange School

Overview of the Careers Programme

Acklam Grange is committed to delivering careers education of the highest possible standard across the curriculum and to all year groups through a series of activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development.

The current careers programme is delivered through a combination of methods. It is delivered to whole classes through an involvement in our PRIDE lessons; assemblies, presentations, employer visits, work experience, seminars, workshops, drop down days and one to one careers interviews with all of our Year 11 students.  Additionally, several special events are held such as the SHINE careers fair and university visits. We aim to continue to give all of our students, up to date, relevant information that will help them to reach their personal aspirations and goals, making the very most of their time spent at Acklam Grange.

The programme is guided by the eight Gatsby benchmarks to ensure best practice and to meet the requirements of the Department for Education’s statutory guidance 2018.

The Gatsby Benchmarks

1. A stable careers programme

2. Learning from career and labour market information

3. Addressing the needs of each student

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

5. Encounters with employers and employees

6. Experience of work places

7. Encounters with further and higher education

8. Personal guidance