Academy helps lead the way on careers project
Berwick Academy was recently successful in its bid to be awarded the status of Lead School inÂ recognition for the school's contribution to the development of the new National Careers Guidance Benchmarks for England.
This award followed the school’s participation in the national pilot funded by the GATSBY foundation (a charity which sponsored research into the new careers guidance benchmarks) from 2015-2017.
Berwick Academy is one of 40 secondary schools in the North East to make up the North East Ambition: Careers Hub.
This is one of 21 hubs across England which provides additional support for regional schools and colleges to help them implement and achieve the eight GATSBY career benchmarks, defined in the framework for Good Career Guidance.
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Delivered in partnership with The Careers & Enterprise Company, the North East Careers Hub will comprise a hub of 40 secondary schools, with a separate hub servicing 10 colleges – including all nine further education colleges in the North East and one sixth form college.
Meanwhile, students and staff recently baked and donated cakes for the school’s first Macmillan coffee morning of the year. The combination of good baking and hungry staff and students raised a grand total of £192.10.