The principal aim at Milestone Academy is to prepare all of our young people for life beyond school and college. Students need to develop an awareness of themselves as individuals and be made aware of the opportunities that are available to them in their future. We pride ourselves at Milestone Academy that we prepare the students for their adult life and the transition from full time education into the world beyond the Academy. Structured careers education provides students with focused opportunities for personal and social development which supports transition into the adult world.
Ofsted have recently investigated the importance of young people gaining good quality Impartial and Independent Career Education, Information and Guidance throughout their education. It is well known that young people who have focused career ideas will achieve more through their adult life.
Annual Careers Day
Each April Milestone Academy hold an annual Careers Event which students in the secondary years and their families are encouraged to attend. It is an opportunity for students and families to speak to external providers including local FE providers, independent specialist colleges, residential care providers, support agencies and service providers about the different provision that may be available to them when they leave Milestone Academy. At the careers day it is an opportunity for families to gather information and to establish if the different providers can meet the needs of the young person.
Students receive a comprehensive careers education programme which is within the curriculum and following the Gatsby Benchmarks. Our students have the opportunity of individual and group career guidance. Our students have an access to accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive careers information appropriate levels and through a wide variety of media. We aim to offer a bespoke curriculum so that all students can access the different vocational courses if there is a specific interest. This may lead to vocational qualifications. Students have opportunities to listen to external speakers who will come into the Academy and talk to students positively about the opportunities that are available to them after year 14.
When I grow up
Milestone academy were previously involved with a National ‘When I grow up’ project, supporting young people to be aspirational regarding future employment. This project has now been completed but has left a lasting legacy regarding supporting pupils to develop career paths leading to employment.
Transition to Adult Life useful websites
Entitlement and Timescales
During your time at Milestone Academy you are entitled to:
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