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Good Career Guidance Recognition

We are proud to announce that The Bourne Academy has been recognised for it’s excellent work in careers and is now one of the top three performing schools in the UK for the Gatsby Good Career Guidance, the gold standard of careers guidance measurement.

At The Bourne Academy, all students are given the information, guidance and skills they need to make good choices for their future.   All careers research indicates that parents/carers are the number one influence in the career plans of their child and, from Year 7 onwards, Academy students are offered a variety of opportunities to develop their career aspirations

In 2013, Gatsby was commissioned to research what actions could improve career guidance in English schools.   Schools use eight clear benchmarks as a framework for improving careers guidance and these have been well received by schools, government and a wide range of stakeholders. The benchmarks are:

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career 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