Quality Award for Careers Guidance

21st January 2018

De Lacy Academy achieves award for careers work


De Lacy Academy, in Knottingley, has been recognised for its outstanding careers work this week. The school has been awarded the Quality in Careers Standard awarded by Prospects.  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.

De Lacy Academy is a Good school, continually working to improve the chances and opportunities of all the students. Recognising the importance of preparing students for their future careers the school began working towards the Quality in Careers Standard.

More than 1,100 schools and colleges are already voluntarily working towards or hold a dedicated CEIAG quality award which can contribute to Ofsted inspection success under the new Common Inspection Framework which began in September 2015. 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 Quality in Careers Standard shows the head teacher, governors and leadership team at De Lacy Academy embrace, promote and endorse quality careers education and recognise the part it plays in the overall success of the school and its students. The school offers a range of activities to introduce students to the work of work and help them make decisions about life after school.

To find out more contact Miss Arnold who is our lead teacher for CEIAG.