Outwood Academy Portland seeks to positively support all students to acquire the educational, social and employability skills necessary for lifelong success in a diverse and changing world of work.
We are currently working with different providers to ensure our students receive a careers education and guidance programme which:
Together with staff from Progress Careers, one of the providers we work with, we will support your career development in a number of ways including:
Students, parents/carers and staff can access our careers information site, including local apprenticeship opportunities, and hints & tips regarding careers:Careers Portal
Outwood Academy Portland Careers Programme is commited to developing a whole school approach to providing all students with up-to-date, impartial, independent and varied careers, education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) as defined by the CDI framework and the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.
Our guidance and support aims to guarantee students have clear, aspirational and realistic goals for their future study. This in turn secures increased motivation towards studies, higher self-esteem, greater attainment at GCSE, and ever improving staying on rates at college, leading to all our learners securing meaningful and engaging employment.
We are determined to further develop our strong partnerships with training providers and employers to secure placements for our students and seek to ensure that our students have the skills that they, and the country, require. The development of the workplace skills will increasingly be supported by our curriculum and specific events.
Through our Careers Programme young people will secure:
We are committed to the vision laid out in the DfE January 2018 document "Careers Guidance and Access for Education and Training Providers" in that:
The following information can be found on this page:
Each term all year groups have a minimum of one CEIAG assembly. Term 1 is an introduction to Progress Careers, our impartial, external careers advisors, and what they offer. Term 2 is an aspirational assembly led by our careers coordinator and in Term 3 there is a further education/higher education focus. There are several other assemblies that run throughout the year led by various external providers for various year groups with a focus on aspirations, further and higher education, careers and professions.
We review the success of our careers programme by looking at the destinations of our leaving Year 11 students with a target of 0% NEET (students not in education, employment or training).
The careers information on this website will be reviewed every academic year.