Charnwood College receives Career Mark Award

Students and staff at Charnwood College are celebrating after receiving the Career Mark Award for “outstanding” careers provision.


The award, which recognises the high quality careers advice and guidance provided at the academy, was presented by Nicky Morgan MP and Gary Longden, Career Mark National Director.


Amongst the positive comments, the report stated that: “Without exception, all students in all year groups were very positive about their careers provision… Between the careers team and other staff, Charnwood College provides outstanding provision for students.”


The College, which recently joined the David Ross Education Trust, provides one-to-one careers advice and guidance for every Year 11 and Sixth Form student. Each student also experiences mock-interviews with local employers and receives support with CV writing, UCAS and job applications.


Nicky Morgan MP, commented: “This is a fantastic achievement for Charnwood College, and another sign that the College is improving opportunities for the students.


“What is most pleasing is that in addition to ensuring that each student leaves with the best exam results, they are also equipped with the knowledge and skills to access the university courses and careers of their choice.


“From the students I have met it is clear that the careers provision here is having a major impact, and this achievement is something to be celebrated.”


Careers advice and guidance is a key feature of the curriculum for all students, from when they join in Year 7, right through to the end of their school career.


Mark Sutton, Principal at Charnwood College, commented: “Careers advice and guidance is at the centre of our offer for each and every one of our students.


“We recognise that alongside a high quality academic education, students need appropriate, impartial advice to help them make crucial decisions about the next stage in their lives, whether that is Sixth Form, university or work placements and our dedicated careers team work alongside our teaching staff to provide that support.”