All students are required by the law on Raising the Participation Age to continue in education or training until they are 18. This could be through:
- Full time study at sixth form, a further education college or with a private training provider
- Full time work or volunteering combined with part time education or training
- An Apprenticeship
We are committed to raising the aspirations of all of our students to ensure they are well equipped to make the right choices about their futures and chosen career pathways. Our aim is to support students in the various stages of progression and transition. We encourage them to be ambitious, broaden their horizons and explore their own career aspirations throughout their life at school.
Every September we request information from our Post 16 providers so that we can track our students into their next destination at KS5 and higher education. We also monitor the careers experiences of all of our students throughout their time at Nova Hreod Academy. This allows us to highlight students who may potentially struggle with the transition or with access to further education.
Our careers programme is supported by our Senior Leadership Team with Dr Radice as the careers lead and Mrs Gawthorn as careers co-ordinator. The programme is supported by our board of governors and is reviewed on an annual basis. Our careers education and guidance policy can be found here. All advice provided is impartial and in the students' best interests.
Nova Hreod Academy follows the principles of the Eight Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Careers Guidance (Good Career Guidance, The Gatsby Report 2014). The objectives for the careers programme are as follows:
- Helping students to understand the changing world of work
- Facilitating meaningful encounters with employers for all students
- Supporting positive transitions into KS4 and post-16
- Enabling students to develop the research skills to find out about opportunities
- Helping students to develop the skills, attitudes and qualities to make the transition to post-16 education and/or the world of work
- Encourage participation in continued learning, including further education and apprenticeships
- Supporting inclusion, challenging stereotyping and promoting equality of opportunity
- Contributing to strategies for raising achievement, particularly by increasing motivation
All students are entitled to be fully involved in an effective programme of careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG).