At Bristnall Hall Academy we are committed to providing both independent careers guidance and a highly structured careers programme as the legal entitlement of all pupils within each of our academies. Excellent careers, information, advice and guidance prepares pupils to make appropriate choices in order to be successful in adult life. Our careers, education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) programme will enable pupils to make informed educational and careers decisions which are aspirational yet match their abilities and needs.
Our careers program is considered to be so robust and detailed that we have been awarded the Quality in Careers Standard. The Quality in Careers Standard is the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in secondary schools, colleges and work-based learning.
In addition to our links with local universities, through being part of the Black Country Consortium we work closely with the Careers and Enterprise Company, who regularly advise us as we work towards the Gatsby Benchmarks which set out best practices for all schools across the country.
Within the school we have progressed further with careers initiatives by introducing our Careers Hub. This is a fantastic space dedicated to careers which includes software and prospectuses. Our careers hub is available for students at lunchtimes and after school.
Students are welcome to approach Ms Cutler; our careers lead to discuss any careers advice they feel they may need. She is available before school, lunchtimes and after school in room 61
Each year we have a number for employer encounters available which students have the opportunity to take part in. We also ensure that each department within the school is happy to give advice on careers in their subject area.
If you are interested in delivering an employer encounter, please contact Ms. Cutler on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss possible dates. Similarly, if you believe that you could offer something to our careers fair, also contact Ms Cutler to discuss options.