Advice helps career prospects
In 2015 Berwick Academy was designated a national pilot school for the Careers Guidance Benchmarking Pilot.
Due to the school’s good practice in careers education and the continuing wide range of university destinations achieved by Berwick Academy students each year, the school has been recognised as a lead school for the new National Careers Guidance Framework.
Thanks to this role, the school has been able to invest more resources into careers education and guidance over the past two years.
One of the ways that money has been invested is in new online platforms, such as Unifrog and Plotr, which students and parents can use to access careers and further education advice and guidance. Students can also obtain advice from the National Careers Service Contact Centre.
The school has been allocated its own dedicated enterprise adviser to assist students seeking high quality apprenticeships. This adviser looks to establish links across the region with a range of employers. It has also invested in an adviser for students aiming for a career in the Armed Forces. This teacher provides interview support and a full programme of preparation for working life.
Likewise, for students seeking very different work in the creative industries, the school is funding select students through a year-long course run by This Is Creative Enterprise. To further this learning in a meaningful way, Berwick Academy has invested in an enhanced programme of Speakers In School in order to expose students to a wide range of employers and potential careers.