Careers Entitlement Statement
Hammersmith Academy students receive unbiased, high quality, up-to-date and locally relevant careers information and guidance, with multiple opportunities for good quality, meaningful encounters with the world of work.
Our careers programme is modelled around current best-practice for careers guidance and the eight Gatsby Benchmarks developed by the Gatsby Foundation have been at the heart our careers work for some years. Our ambition is to encourage students to see career development as a life-long process starting now. All students are entitled to the following:
|A stable careers programme
|An embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by students, parents, teachers, governors and employers.
|Learning from career and labour market information
|Every student, and their parents, have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They have the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.
|Addressing the needs of each student
|Students have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each student. Our careers programme embeds equality and diversity considerations throughout.
|Linking curriculum learning to careers
|All teachers link curriculum learning with careers. STEM subject teachers highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.
|Encounters with employers and employees
|Every student has multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This will be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.
|Experiences of workplaces
|Every student will have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.
|Encounters with further and higher education
|All students should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.
|Every student should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a career adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made.
Our programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance explicitly supports inclusion, challenges stereotyping and promotes equality of opportunity. We actively pursue social justice and social mobility by providing opportunities and insight that develops cultural capital for all students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with special educational needs and disabilities.
Students welfare is of paramount importance and the Careers programme follows the Hammersmith Academy Safeguarding policy (see downloads) and recognises the contribution we can make to protect and support young people in its care.
Work Experience Provision Policy
Provider Access Policy Statement
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