Quality in Careers Standard
There has never been a time when career guidance has been as important for young people as it is today. At GNSA, we have a critical role to play in preparing our students for the next stage of their education or training and beyond. Our students will be embarking upon a career pathway, which is more challenging and complex than that faced by previous generations. Global opportunities and increasing technological advances will result in young people having several careers during their working life and potentially working in a career that does not currently exist.
With the greater choices of education, training and employment, our aim is to prepare students for these ever-changing opportunities, responsibilities and experiences and to equip them with the skills to manage the choices, changes and transitions ahead of them.We have a whole school approach to careers education with every member of staff helping to deliver quality and impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance, allowing students to access the necessary information to help them make informed decisions about their futures.
Our careers programme throughout the year supports our careers education curriculum and in line with the most recent careers guidance strategy (December 2017), our careers plan supports the achievement of the eight Gatsby benchmarks which we are on track to achieve by the end of 2021. Careers Education at GNSA is not just a stand-alone strand; it is thoroughly integrated into every area of the school and woven into the school curriculum. Our aim is that students understand how what they are being taught will link to their future pathways. I am pleased to confirm that the Governors and staff of Guru Nanak Sikh Academy are committed to gaining The Quality in Careers Standard by 01/07/2022. We have incorporated this goal in our current development plan.
Our aim is to provide an outstanding programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance activities that satisfy national requirements and provide guidance which enables us to address the career development needs of all our students.