Ormiston Victory Academy achieves “Gold standard” award for careers work, achieving “outstanding” in every area assessed
Ormiston Victory Academy, has been recognised for its outstanding careers work this week. The school has been awarded the national Quality in Careers Gold Standard, by Prospects. The national Quality in Careers Standard is awarded to schools and education providers who can demonstrate the importance they place on careers and how they support students to make decisions about their futures.
Ormiston Victory Academy is an Outstanding school, continually working to improve the chances and opportunities of all the students. Recognising the importance of preparing students for their future careers, the school began working towards the national Quality in Careers Standard back in 2018.
There is a statutory duty to ‘secure independent careers guidance’ for all students from Year 8 onwards and the Government also recommends that all schools should be required to work towards the national Quality in Careers Standard.
Achieving the national Quality in Careers Standard shows the Principal, Governors and Leadership Team at Ormiston Victory Academy embrace, promote and endorse quality careers education and recognise the part it plays in the overall success of the school and its students.
The school offers a range of activities to introduce students to the work of work and help them make decisions about life after school. The academy works very closely with a number of different providers to ensure every opportunity is given to our students and to make them aware of all that is available to them.
Miss Palmer, Principal at Ormiston Victory Academy, said: “We are thrilled to have achieved the national Quality in Careers Standard awarded by Prospects. At Ormiston Victory Academy we recognise the important role school plays in helping students develop their knowledge, skills and experience so they can go out into the world and achieve personal success. This award has provided a flexible framework that enabled us to audit our work on careers and ensure our students are receiving advice, practical support and experience so they are prepared for the next stage of their education, employment, self-employment or training.”