Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Careers Education

Good career guidance is the key to social mobility. It is about showing young people - whatever their social and family background – the options open to them and helping them to make the right choices to set them on a path to rewarding future careers.

Ms April Booker is our Academy Careers Leader.  If you wish to make contact with Ms Booker please email enquiries@oasisbrightstowe.org or telephone reception on 0117 316 7330.


Our careers programme

At Oasis Academy Brightstowe, we provide a bespoke careers programme for each student that includes:

  • Opportunities to explore career and labour market information (years 7-10)
  • STEM projects, along with other links between curriculum learning and careers (years 7-10)
  • Regular encounters with employers and employees (years 7-10)
  • Experiences of workplaces/mock interviews (Year 10) /CV-writing/Post 16 job application writing
  • At least one personal guidance meeting with a qualified career advisor (years 10-11)
  • All career-related activities to be recorded on Grofar - each student will have access to a personal account

In addition, we also work with South Bristol Youth to run the ‘Future quest’ for 15 selected students in years 9, 10 and 11, funded by the Higher Educational Funding Council.

"Pupils feel well-prepared for their next steps through work experience and presentations from companies." Ofsted 2018


Gatsby benchmarks

Our CEIAG activities are aligned to the eight Gatsby benchmarks [Link: http://www.gatsby.org.uk/uploads/education/good-career-guidance-handbook-digital.pdf] of Good Career Guidance. These career benchmarks are the result of an international study to find the best practice in career guidance worldwide.

The impact of our careers program is assessed using a bespoke self-evaluation tool that looks at our activities against the Gatsby Benchmarks and our annual destinations data.

July 2020 Gatsby assessment

Benchmark

Progress towards meeting Benchmark July 2020

1 A stable careers programme

 

88%

2 Learning from career and labour market information

100%

3 Addressing the needs of each student

100%

4 Linking curriculum learning to careers

81%

5 Encounters with employers and employees

100%

6 Experience of workplaces

 

100%

7 Encounters with further and higher education

100%

8 Personal guidance

 

100%

 


 

2019 Destination data (DFE)

Post 16 Activity Group

Number of Students

Current Situation Not Known

16

12.1%

Education

105

79.5%

Employment

2

1.5%

NEET

3

2.3%

NYRCSLA

1

0.8%

Re-engagement Provision

5

3.8%

Total

132

100%