Careers at Park Academy West London


Our vision is to be more than just a school; to be part of a journey taking out students from Year 7 all the way through to their chosen career path, enabling them to be the best that they cab be and ensuring the best outcomes for their future.

Key to this vision is our Careers Programme which is helping our students to acquire the future skills they need to be successful in their lives. It helps to build their resilience, communication and collaboration skills and creates masters of cross cultural competency.

We are committed to helping our students understand the current and ever changing employment market and understanding the diverse industries and job roles possible by giving them meaningful encounters with employers and education providers.

We build their media literacy, entrepreneurial natures and enable them to become confident accountable individuals. We strive to help them become creative and adaptive thinkers who have a true sense of purpose and self worth. We ensure that both students and parents gain an understanding of the ever changing job market and Industries both here in the UK and globally, with a forward thinking approach that takes into account emerging technologies they will understand how this impacts their future learning and career goals.

As they move through their journey they learn to build their own pathways to achieve their goals and aspire to be the leaders of their generation.

The Careers Programme is woven into the fabric of their journey through Park Academy West London right from day one in Year  7 until the moment we bid farewell at the end of Year 13. In the Spring Term of Years 11 and 13, students are given the opportunity to meet with a Careers Advisor from the Education Development Trust. This meeting provides our students with impartial careers advice nd guidance so that they are aware of their options and can make informed decisions about their future. They will also receive personalised action plans to support them in becoming young people who are ready to take on the world and achieve their dreams.

Our Careers Programme is based upon Statutory guidance and the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks which enable our students to be fully prepared for life beyond our walls.

Strategic Goals
  1. For every student to have a range of meaningful encounters with key future stakeholders (workplace, further and higher education) each year of their time at PAWL to provide a solid foundation upon which to build their personal roadmaps to success. (Benchmark 5.6.7,8)
  2. For students to develop an understanding of a wide variety of global industries and job roles with an appreciation of emerging technology. Students and parents will be well informed of the changing job market and understand how this might impact their future decision making. (Benchmark 2)
  3. To embed careers education across the curriculum helping students to draw the lines between the subjects they are learning and real career opportunities. For the staff to be fully engaged in this journey and supported in delivering inspiring content. (Benchmark 4)

For further information, please contact Vanya Harris, Careers Lead

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