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Careers Education may be mandatory for Phases 3 and 4, but learning all about the wider world starts at the very beginning of a young person’s life – and never stops!
We have an obligation to teach our students about themselves, about the choices that they can (and must) make as they grow, and that they can be working hard to achieve their ambitions.
I’d like you to think of “careers” not as “what job do you want when you are older?” but rather “how will you connect with the world when you are an adult?” For us, careers might mean:
- Where you will work one day
- Where you will continue your education
- Where you will live and the support you might have
It also means:
- How you spend your leisure time and whether you choose a hobby
- Whether you complete any volunteer work
- How you will take care of yourself and pay your bills
- How you will help your family
At Milestone Academy we recognise that a ‘Careers Education’ for our young people is inextricably entwined with their core curriculum. We also respect that elements of careers education must be taught in discrete and designated lessons and learning activities.
Along with the Careers and Enterprise Company, Milestone Academy sees Careers Education as:
“Any activity which furthers knowledge, understanding, skills or experience with the purpose of leading to a life enhancing outcome including improving the possibility and probability of working in a range of settings.”
And a Careers Lesson as:
“(facilitating) any activity which uses a skill for the purpose of achieving an outcome which brings reward”
We want to prepare all of our young people for life beyond school and college.
At Milestone Academy, we are proud of the fact 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.