King Edward VI College in Nuneaton, has been recognised for its outstanding careers work on 13th January 2022. The College has been awarded the national Quality in Careers Standard including the Ixion Gold Award, this was awarded under licence by Ixion (Part of the Shaw Trust Group). The 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 life after school.
King Edward VI College is a Good Sixth form college, continually working to improve the chances and opportunities of all the students. Recognising the importance of preparing students for their future careers the college began working towards the national Quality in Careers Standard.
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 – Stuart Noss, governors and leadership team at KE6 embrace, promote and endorse quality careers education and recognise the part it plays in the overall success of the college and its students. The college offers a range of activities to introduce students to the work of work and help them make decisions about life after college, events such as “The Next Steps” our annual Employability event, Careers and Higher Education Fairs, trips to universities and to the world of work all give students an opportunity link their learning to careers.
Sujata Smith, Assistant Principal at KE6, said:
“We are thrilled to have achieved the national Quality in Careers Standard awarded by Ixion (Part of the Shaw Trust Group). At KE6 we recognise the important role the college plays in helping students develop their knowledge, skills and experience so they can go out into the world and achieve personal success. This standard 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.”
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Sujata Smith (Assistant Principal) firstname.lastname@example.org