The graph below shows our latest evaluation results along with our progress and how our plans are impacting on our Compass score.
Ormiston Rivers Academy is working towards the The Quality in Careers Standard Award. This certificate shows that we are making steps toward achieving this award. It is a national award that shows we provide a good quality of Careers Education and Guidance at Ormiston Rivers Academy.
At Ormiston Rivers Academy we are committed to ensuring that our Careers provision meets all the current guidelines for good practice, in order to prepare and equip our students for their future careers. We measure and evaluate our programme via the Quality in Careers Standard and the 8 GATSBY Benchmarks.
We currently hold the recognition of quality award in careers education. This is now known as the National Quality in Careers Award, and we will be looking to renew this qualification in the future.
There is a statutory duty to give independent careers guidance for all students from Year 8 onwards and the Government also recommends that all schools should be required to work towards the national Quality in Careers Standard.
The school will offer a range of activities to introduce students to the world of work and help them make decisions about life after school. The academy works very closely with a number of different providers to ensure every opportunity is given to our students and to make them aware of all that is available to them.
This complies with our legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997 (known as the Baker Clause). Student entitlement – Students in years 8-13 are entitled:
The Careers Department plays a full and active part at Ormiston Rivers Academy; its aim is to prepare students for work by:
Our series of career specific workshops runs throughout the year. Elite scholars are encouraged to attend but events are open to any student from year 9 with an interest in this area.
Our enthusiastic, talented students have the ability to be successful in many different careers. Young people’s ideas develop as they grow and it is essential to support and guide students in the regular reviewing of their interests, priorities and potential. The importance of work shadowing and/or work experience throughout a young person’s school and university career cannot be underestimated, especially in the current economic climate and the academy is keen to facilitate this wherever possible.
At Ormiston Rivers we believe it is important to regularly review the careers programme and the information, advice and guidance that we offer our students. A formal review of the programme is undertaken at the end of the academic year by the careers team which takes into account the views of students, parents and other stakeholders. These views are sought throughout the year as events take place and are evaluated.