Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance

“The best way to predict the future is to create it” —Abraham Lincoln

Biddick Academy recognises the importance of outstanding careers and employability provision to ensure our students are prepared for the ever-changing world of work. An outstanding Careers Education programme is vital if our students are to be inspired, raise their aspirations, work hard and make the most of opportunities available to them. We want to empower young people to take control of their lives and develop the key transferable skills and attributes that are so important in the current and future work place.

Our Careers Education programme is based on the framework of eight GATSBY benchmarks of ‘Good Careers Guidance’ and we adhere to the Inspiring IAG Code of Practice. The Academy has been recognised for its outstanding careers programme by gaining the Gold Standard Quality in Careers Award. The national Quality in Careers Standard is awarded to schools and education providers who can demonstrate the importance they place on careers and how they support students to make decisions about their futures.

IMPACT AND MONITORING 

Regular monitoring and evaluation processes sample the views of staff, students, parents/carers, guidance professionals and external partners and these inform the CEIAG programme.

Throughout the year students are involved in the evaluation of CEIAG provision via student voice and questionnaires. Encounters are evaluated and help inform the future programme.

Student progression plans are tracked and their destinations help inform future CEIAG provision.

Parents and carers are given the opportunity to provide feedback on the CEIAG provision at the termly Parents Forum as well as through surveys. The Careers Lead meets with the Link Trustee for CEIAG and there is a termly report provided to Trustees on the provision.

PROVIDER ACCESS REQUESTS  PROCEDURE 

 A copy of our Provider Access Policy can be found within the policies section of our website. A provider wishing to request access to Biddick Academy should contact the Careers Lead at brown.c@biddickacademy.com or by contacting the main reception on 0191 511 1600

Biddick Academy carries out an annual review of its CEIAG provision; this is informed by analysis of local, regional and national data as well as feedback from CEIAG stakeholders. The CEIAG provision and Biddick Academy is mapped against the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks and the CDI Framework.

The next review will be November 2023.

Our Careers Lead is Mr C. Brown.  You can contact Mr Brown at brown.c@biddickacademy.com or 0191 5111600.