Glenmoor and Winton Academies has been recognised and awarded by The Careers and Enterprise Company for its outstanding work in careers and is one of the top performing UK schools, achieving all eight of the Gatsby Benchmarks.
The eight Gatsby Benchmarks are listed below and are used to measure the careers guidance provision within educational establishments:
- A stable careers programme
- Learning from career and labour market information
- Addressing the needs of each pupil
- Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experiences of workplaces
- Encounters with further and higher education
- Personal guidance
Please click here for further information about the Gatsby benchmarks.
5 STARS FOR CAREERS AT GLENMOOR AND WINTON ACADEMIES
Glenmoor and Winton recently applied for the Bournemouth Dorset and Poole Employer and Education Partnership Charter.
This charter is given to either schools or employers as recognition of their work with young people to ensure they are prepared for the world of work with the necessary attitudes, experience and motivation. The assessment is carried out by two assessors, one from education and one from industry so that the charter can have real credibility and hopefully go some way to address the future skills agenda for Dorset.
Glenmoor and Winton Academies are among the first schools in the whole of Dorset to be assessed and we are delighted to announce that we have received the maximum 5 stars. The assessors Richard Dimbleby and Phillip Paige remarked at how impressed they were with the young people with whom they met.
The Academies will now be listed on the Dorset LEP website as having achieved the charter. On June 15 there was a celebration for all recipients at Bournemouth University to which staff and students were invited and presented with the certificate.
“My sincere congratulations to you and all your staff who are involved with the Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance agenda. We know how much scrutiny schools are under regarding this and I hope that those schools who hold the Dorset charter can feel rightly proud that the great work they are doing has been rigorously assessed and recognised”
Caroline Foster, Strategic Leader Bournemouth and Poole 14-19 team
At the Academies we organise and run an annual careers convention every October in which a large range of Employers and Higher Educational establishments attend. This is for our students to gain information on what options they have post year 11.
Year 7 Careers focused groups and PSHE lessons.
Year 8 BIG Bang Trip to Bournemouth and Poole College
Year 9 Trip to Bournemouth University, Employability and Enterprise workshops and careers focused groups.
Year 10 Trip to the National Apprenticeship Show and visit to Brockenhurst College for a taster day
Year 11 National Citizen Service Summer Programme and Bournemouth University Summer Programme.