Why We Believe Careers Education is so Important ...

Why we think Careers is so important:

Our desire to provide a first rate careers programme comes from our whole school vision. Careers education has a clear role to play in helping us to work with our parents and carers to produce young people who are more than ready for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

At SBL Academy we aspire to be a high quality learning environment with learning and progress at the heart of our community. We promote care and respect and expect high standards in all aspects of school life. We want every member of our student community leave our school with the necessary skills, attributes, empathy, knowledge and qualifications required to be highly successful, thoughtful and reflective adults who contribute and flourish. Ensuring that this is the case, is an important focus for us at SBL Academy.

Encouraging high standards of behaviour, excellent school attendance, enjoying a wide range of rich experiences and giving children hope and aspiration for the future are also key elements in making sure that students are equipped to do well. At SBL we strongly believe that this is a shared responsibility with parents and carers. To that end, we have every wish to work closely and supportively with this important part of our wider school community.

Our ultimate aim is to produce students who are well rounded and are suitably prepared to take their place into our dynamic local, national and international community – wherever the future takes them.

We are proud of the Careers Plan we have currently created to ensure all our students from Year 7 to 13 get the best opportunities and access to Careers Advice and Guidance. This will evolve over time but to see the most recent version, which takes into account potential disruption due to Covid-19, click here.

To see some student feedback about the impact of some of our careers education please click here.

To read our Careers policy please click here.

To read our Provider Access policy please click here.

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Central to our ambition is the wish to meet the needs of young people in our region of the west of England and to prepare them for adult and working life in the 21st century with an ambitious learning experience that motivates and facilitates growth.

Sir Bernard Lovell Academy works very closely with The Careers and Enterprise Company to ensure there are strong links with employers , apprenticeship providers and higher education in order to bring opportunities to life and inspire our students. Our Enterprise Adviser is Lisa Powell .

We are embedding the eight Gatsby Career Benchmarks to ensure first rate careers education in order to provide students with the best information, advice and guidance:

  1. A stable Careers Education programme

  2. Learning from Careers and Labour Market Information

  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

  5. Encounters with employers and employees

  6. Experiences of workplaces

  7. Encounters with further and higher education

  8. Personal guidance

Click here to find out about Gatsby benchmarks