The Academy has held the Career Mark Award since 2008 for delivering high quality Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance and has successfully revalidated in November 2014 achieving Gold Award
The Academy has successfully won the award for partnership and collaboration in 2012, 2013, 2014. This award acknowledges the commitment of schools to the development of young people. Schools have to demonstrate that they have excellent planning and delivery mechanisms in place and work in partnerships in order to enhance the learning experience of students to enable informed choices to be made.
Our Work Based Learning Skills Awards evening is held to reward students for the employability skills they have displayed whilst taking part in various work based learning activities during the academic year.
The evening is all about recognising employability skills with representatives from businesses across the city invited to attend and present the awards giving students and parents the chance to make links with employers and find out more about their business.
To involve students from across the year groups the following activities receive nominations
Snack Bar Idol
National Construction Week
Work Experience (6 categories- Business & IT, Education, Engineering, and General plus two others which change yearly )
Student Volunteer of the Year
Student Employee of the Year
Apprentice of the Year
Employer of the Year
Staff nominate students who display excellent skills in team working, leadership, communication and initiative during their designated activity.
A keynote speaker is invited to talk about their life, the jobs they have done and experiences gained.