Staffordshire University Academy has been awarded the coveted ‘Quality in Careers Award’ in recognition of the outstanding careers provision in place at the academy. Following an assessment in 2019 the academy were given three targets to action in order to achieve the award, including the provision of a fully qualified Level 6 careers advisor. All of these actions have been achieved this year, in spite of the closure, and SUA have supported Laura Fletcher through her careers advisor training which she passed in March, 6 months ahead of schedule. Assistant Principal Scott Williams said “We are really proud of Laura for the hard work she has put in to earn this qualification, achieve this award, and for the support she offers to students on a daily basis”.
Laura now provides students in the academy with impartial careers advice throughout the year as well as arranging for a wealth of opportunities for our students and the wider community. Laura said “I am really pleased to achieve the Quality in Careers Award, we have worked hard over the last 3 years to make sure our careers provision at SUA supports all of our students with their aspirations”. To achieve the award, SUA have demonstrated that they have met all 8 of the Gatsby Benchmarks, a series of measures used to determine the efficacy of careers provision in schools. These include things such as engagement with employers, workplace experiences for students and exposure to a range of higher and further education establishments. Rowena Hillier, Principal, said “We believe our excellent careers advice and guidance has contributed to our proud track record of student destinations, seeing all of our students secure appropriate placements when they leave SUA”.
The academy continue to develop their careers provision and are always looking out for employers to forge purposeful links with to benefit the students and the wider community. If you would like more information about this topic, please call Laura Fletcher at 01543224700, or email firstname.lastname@example.org