Our Academy has strong links with local colleges, apprenticeship providers, employers and other schools in the area to provide our students a range of choices for the end of Y11 and Y13.
The careers education and guidance programme at Outwood Academy Newbold seeks to positively support you to acquire the educational, social and employability skills necessary for lifelong success in a diverse and changing world of work.
As a student at Outwood Academy you are entitled to a careers education and guidance programme which:
Information and discussion in lessons and assemblies to help you make decisions about your future;
Activities and events such as careers fairs;
Access to the career adviser in a variety of ways including individual meetings, drop-in sessions, learning pathway planning and results days;
Careers information and IT based careers programmes and information and updates on notice boards, plasma screens and websites.
We have been awarded the prestigious Careers Quality Award for Outstanding Careers Education, Advice and Guidance by the awarding body Prospects.
Acting chair of the Prospects accreditation board, Sue Thacker, added, ‘Both the Assessor and the Accreditation Board noted many areas of good and outstanding practice in a very strong CEIAG programme. The Board also agreed with the positive comments from the Assessor regarding the support for CEIAG from the senior leadership team, and how this contributes to making sure that careers work is embedded firmly into the life of the academy.’
The award can be seen in main reception and on the careers section of the academy website. The award will stand for three years until July 2020.