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Introduction 

At Atlantic Academy, we use the Gatsby Benchmarks as a guide to plan pathways and enrichment opportunities. As part of our commitment to informing our students  and the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them. At Atlantic Academy we seek to build existing, and new relationships with many partners/ businesses in the local area. Throughout the year there will be multiple opportunities to speak to students and their parents across year groups regarding careers support, guidance and advice. At the academy all secondary students are given the information, guidance and skills they need to make good choices in the future ahead.   Miss Board has been designated as the Head of Careers, advice and guidance. For further information please contact Miss Board at Atlantic Academy on 01305 820262 ext 244, tboard@atlantic-aspirations.org . Miss Board is a registered professional with the CDI (Careers Development Institute) and as such abides by their code of ethics ensuring that the guidance she gives is impartial.

Intent 

The aim of the Careers & Employability Programme at Atlantic Academy is to provide students with the information they require to enable them to make an informed decision about their future learning and/or career. A programme of activities will help them make choices that are right for them and will help them to manage their future careers. The programme will encourage the students to use self-assessment to understand the opportunities available to them and how to make the most of themselves. They will develop and use the skills they need to review their achievements, plan their future actions, make decisions, present themselves well and cope with change and transition. All students will be encouraged to make good use of the information and impartial guidance available in the school. They will learn about the changing nature of work, local market information, career choices and other relevant information which will affect their decisions. 

Commitment 

The governing body and staff are committed to providing a planned programme of Careers and Employability activities for all students in the school, working in partnership with our wider school community and extensive number of local business contacts. The programme will promote equality of opportunity and no student will be disadvantaged in gaining access to education, training or work. 

When students leave Atlantic Academy they will have received the appropriate and relevant information to enable them to progress to an opportunity in further or higher education, training or employment, wherever possible.

What are the Gatsby Benchmarks?