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.
The Leigh Academy Trust have chosen to employ a fully qualified Career and Progression Advisor Mrs. Lesley Tannock to develop the Career Education Programme throughout the different academies enabling the students in the Trust to be prepared for their adult future.
As one of only three schools Nationally, Milestone prides itself as one of the chosen Schools for the “When I grow up Project”. We are currently in the second year of the project which is run by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.