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.
Students receive a comprehensive careers education programme which is mainly hidden within the curriculum.
They receive a co-ordinated programme of Careers Education.
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 at a variety of levels and through a wide variety of media.
We aim to offer a bespoke curriculum so that students can access the different vocational courses if there is a specific interest. This may lead to vocational qualifications.
The programme of careers education is evolving at Milestone Academy and as it develops the website will be continually updated to reflect the programme in school.
We pride ourselves in the number of external speakers who will come into the Academy and talk to students positively about the opportunities that are available to them after year 14.
Liaison with parents
Annual Careers Day
When I grow up project
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.
Transition to Adult Life useful websites
- Association for all speech impaired children (AFASIC): www.afasic.org.uk
- Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH) www.shinecharity.org.uk
- British Association for Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD): www.batod.org.uk
- British Deaf Association: www.bda.org.uk
- British Dyslexia Association: www.bdadyslexia.org
- British Epilepsy Association: www.epilepsy.org.uk
- British Institute of Learning disabilities: www.bild.org.uk
- Changing society for the better: www.scope.org.uk
- Contact a family: www.cafamily.org.uk (Families with children with learning difficulties)
- Council for Young people with disabilities: www.ncb.org.uk
- Department of Health: www.dh.gov.uk
- Directory of specialist colleges (Only on website – no hard copy): www.natspec.org.uk
- Disability Code of Practice for Schools: www.dredf.org (Disability rights commission)
- Down’s Syndrome Association: www.downs-syndrome.org.uk
- Dyspraxia Foundation: www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk
- Foundation for people with learning difficulties: www.learningdisabilities.org.uk
- ICAN (helping children communicate): www.ican.org.uk
- Legislation relating to Special Education Needs: www.education.gov.uk/childrensandfamilybill2013a00221161/children-families-bill
- Local Charity who specialise in supporting people with learning difficulties – www.dgsmyourchoice.org.uk
- MENCAP: www.mencap.org.uk (understanding learning difficulty)
- National Autistic Society: www.nas.org.uk
- National Autistic Society (NDCS): www.ndcs.org.uk
- Paradigm: www.paradiigm-uk.org
- Promoting Children’s Mental Health within Early Years and Schools Setting Guidance (DfES 0112/2001): www.dfes.gov.uk/sen
- Raising aspirations www.aspirationsforlife.org
- Respond: challenging vulnerability and sexual abuse in the lives of people with learning disabilities: www.respond.org.uk
- Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB): www.rnib.org.uk
- Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID): www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk
- SCOPE: www.scope.org.uk
- SEN Code of Practice (DfES 0581/2001): www.dfes.gov.uk/sen (SEN and Disability) www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople
- SEN Specialist Standards (91/12-99): www.teach.tta.gov.uk (Teacher Training agency)
- SENSE: www.sense.org.uk (visual and or hearing impairment and associated disabilities.
- Unique – A charity for people who suffer from rare chromosomal disorders: www.rarechromo.co.uk
- Valuing People: www.valuingpeople.gov.uk