Our careers programme thoroughly prepares students for university and the world of work. We help students develop the skills and knowledge needed for the fast-changing job market, and provide them with a exciting range of opportunities to engage with employers, further education providers and higher education institutions throughout their time at the Academy.
Our Careers Lead
At Ark Globe Academy, we use the Gatsby Benchmarks as a guide to plan our Pathways and Enrichment programme – a nationally recognised framework for world-class careers provision.
Our Primary students participate in career-related events starting from Year 3 onwards. They learn about different career paths in an informative and fun way that is tailored to their age. This programme includes trips to Kidzania, work place visits, university tours and a full day of business experience (Year 6). On their business experience day, our Year 6 students take part in work experience with Ark Globe's Business Support Team and experience different career paths such as Marketing, Finance, Premises, Catering and Human Resources.
Our varied careers programme includes networking events, masterclasses, termly enrichment days, careers fairs, Apprenticeship Week events, mock interviews and university visits.
Preparing for University
Our belief here at Ark Globe Academy is that all students are capable of studying in higher education, and all students should be supported to find and study a subject that is right for them. As such, there is provision throughout the academic year that ensures that each and every student is supported to make informed and practical decisions about their futures.
Year 12 students are educated about the world of higher education in regular assemblies throughout the year. They are also supported in weekly learning family workshops to research, think critically about and take action towards the idea of applying to university. This includes providing them with information and resources which ensure they are proactive in identifying and developing their degree-subject passion early, such as learning the differences between types of degrees, and how to write a strong personal statement.
In September of Year 13, students receive concentrated and personalised support to consolidate all parts of their university application. This takes place every Wednesday afternoon during enrichment periods, and throughout the Autumn term during learning family workshops. This is to ensure that all students have submitted high quality university applications to five suitable, UK based degree courses/universities by the end of Autumn term (December).
We work with the Access Project to give our students all the support they need. The Access Project offers 1:1 tutoring and study skills workshops, as well as bespoke support for Oxbridge and STEM subject students.