All members of staff at the Reach Academy are committed to supporting our students succeed so that they can live lives of choice and opportunity. We believe that by creating a Careers Strategy which aligns with and is delivered through the ‘All Through’ ethos of the school, we can ensure that by the time our students leave the Reach Academy they are fully prepared to enter the world of work, Higher Education or further education. This document outlines the specific priorities and projects in place for each year group, along with the member of staff responsible for overall delivery of the Careers Strategy.
The careers curriculum provision at Reach Academy Feltham contributes to the school vision of a life
of choice and opportunity for all of our young people.
The curriculum provision is periodically assessed against the Gatsby Benchmarks to ensure we
deliver a stable, personalised and labour-market-informed offer for our pupils but we also value the
input of staff, families and the young people themselves to continually adapt and improve. We also
have cohorts of alumni that have left Reach for aspirational destinations across the breadth of
employment opportunities, college courses, apprenticeships and universities, providing us with
useful insight to the tangible impact of our programmes.
How do we assess impact?
Our overall provision impact is measured in the following ways:
- A review against the Gatsby Benchmarks every cycle to identify strategic goals for
- Destinations data for previous cohorts is reviewed to better understand what the
outcomes for our pupils are and the impact of our existing provision for those cohorts.
- Pupil, staff and family (where relevant) reflections are completed at all careers events
to provide the careers team and senior staff with relevant data to inform future
planning of other events.
The next Compass+ Gatsby Benchmark review is due to take place by Friday 1 st April.
The provider access statement is due to be reviewed in September 2023.
The Reach Academy Progression Framework and associated Team Reach Careers Curriculum for the
2023/24 academic year is due to be reviewed in July 2023.
Reach Academy Careers Lead
The Named Careers Lead for the Academy, overseeing all careers engagements is Leah Blunden.
If you have any queries regarding the delivery or content of our careers strategy, or if you are a parent/pupil/employer/teacher please don’t hesitate to contact us via email to email@example.com or by calling 020 8893 1099.