Employability and further education

A key principle behind our vision for the Archer Academy is the need to prepare our students for adulthood. We will equip them to tackle the demands of 21st century life, and work closely with employers and universities to ensure that we are developing students with relevant skills, qualifications and experience.

Central to this principle is an approach to employability which focuses on providing advice and guidance on careers, subject options, further and higher education and training opportunities. Students are given the opportunity to develop a range of employability and applied skills within and beyond the core curriculum, including time-keeping, professional communication and team working. We have also put together a programme of inspirational speakers who will come and speak to our students about their experiences and specialist subjects.

We believe it is never too early to start thinking about future careers and education, and offer workplace opportunities and university visits throughout Key Stage 3. These are followed by more formal work experience placements during Key Stage 4. Our expectations for our students are exceptionally high, and we will ensure they have the skills they need to compete for the very best university courses and careers.

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