Brunel Academies Trust

Careers Statement

INTENT: What do we want to achieve?

We want our pupils to be able to fulfil their potential and prepare for life beyond being at school. They will experience a careers curriculum that establishes a growing knowledge and awareness of the world of work and what they, as young people, can aim for as they prepare for adulthood and Post 16 transition. This includes delivering a breadth of opportunities and experiences that our pupils can start to build their own future pathways on.

  • We want our pupils to know their skills and strengths; know what they are good at and what they find hard
  • We want our pupils, where appropriate, to work towards independent living and working
  • We want them to have hope and optimism, adaptability and resilience
  • We want our pupils to have access to, and engagement in, relevant work in all its forms (personal, voluntary and paid)
  • We want our pupils to learn and make progress so they can thrive and experience success in their future pathways
  • We want our pupils to pursue and value their own wellbeing and happiness

 IMPLEMENTATION: How will we deliver this?

  • Pupils will have access to a careers curriculum from Year 10 onward and this will be routinely monitored and evaluated to ensure it is fit for purpose.
  • Experiences of different workplaces and environments
  • Meaningful encounters with the world of work
  • Careers fairs and skills workshops
  • Enterprise projects
  • Access to unbiased careers advice and support from a career’s advisor
  • A vocational skills-based curriculum.

IMPACT: What is our expected impact?

  • Students will have a successful transition on from Year 11 into Post 16 and beyond school
  • Students will have had experience of a wide range of opportunities, interests, and options so they are best placed to make informed decisions about their future choices
  • Pupils will develop the skills needed for them to be employable, whether that is voluntarily or paid
  • Pupils will know the value of having work and commitments in their lives
  • Pupils will know that they have a valued and important part to play in the world in which they live and they can and are motivated to contribute to society in a way which best suits their interests and skills
  • Pupils will know about and make use of the range of support and advice that is available to them in order to support their choices and decision making as they progress on from Exeter House
  • Pupils will have an increased sense of confidence, having experience of work-related tasks
  • Pupils and families understand that work is an option post Exeter House rather than always having college as an option.
  • The raising of aspirations and expectations amongst students and their families regarding employment.
  • A whole school approach ensures that careers is considered an important aspect throughout life