The Gatsby Benchmark 


  1. A stable careers programmes – A whole Academy strategy underpinned by effective leadership and a shared quality programme and vision across the Academy.
  2. Learning from career and labour market information- High quality learning resources and a strong focus on their future aspirations linked to students timetable individual curriculum and their transition to the work place.
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil – A strong focus on the individual learning process.
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers – The design of the curriculum is important by showing our commitment, competence, confidence and teamwork of staff is important for impact in careers programme.
  5. Encounters with employers and employees – Use Academy partnerships with a variety of employers to deliver a breath of learning opportunities to build their strengths within the curriculum.
  6. Experiences of a variety of workplaces – Ensuring that young deaf people have access to a series of a career learning opportunities which build on their confidence in the working world.
  7. Encounters with further and higher education – Use Academy partnerships with a variety of external mainstream settings and have the opportunities to access higher levels of education.
  8. Personal guidance – record of their progression and achievement, developing student’s career capabilities.1:1 support and guidance throughout their journey into the working world.

Our students will have Communication Support Worker (CSW) with them at work experience to familiarise themselves with everyday work life. Once our students become confident the CSW will step back and allow them to become fully independent and use the CSW when necessary.

Teaches will support students to achieve their targets and gain qualifications and skills/experience for their future work.

 Parents can receive more information from the academy about the route to further education in the academy and local college provisions.