Careers

In 2017 the school rebranded provision for Careers under the heading “Inspiring Futures”. The school is highly committed to meeting the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks of good career guidance and in January 2020 we gained Quality in Careers Standard and Prospects Gold Award in recognition of our outstanding careers provision. The Westwood Academy is also designated a lead school for careers in Coventry and Warwickshire.

 

Gatsby Benchmarks

1. A stable career programme

2. Learning form career and labour market information

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

5. Encounters with employer and employees

6. Experiences of workplaces

7. Encounters with further and higher education

8. Personal guidance

 

Careers Leader – Ms S Hodge

shodge@thewestwoodacademy.co.uk