Transition from Primary School and School Leavers

Parity of progression for our young people is important so CEIAG is prioritised in Arbour Academy; destinations are as important as exam results. The changing labour market has implications for the curriculum and how young people are prepared for life after school therefore all pupils are supported in making choices about options and subsequent accreditation at KS4.

A dedicated Connexions adviser is available weekly to speak with pupils and parents about pathways to further education, employment and training.

All KS4 pupils have the opportunity to spend at least one week doing work experience in a sector of their choice. Transition activities such as college visits and talks from apprenticeship ambassadors are delivered alongside careers-related schemes in discrete CEIAG lessons, sometimes in partnership with an Educational Psychologist.

A designated member of the Management Committee monitors how Labour Market Information (LMI) is being embedded into the curriculum and subject teachers are actively encouraged to develop ‘real world’ links. Staff will receive regular LMI updates.

Young people are supported on results day/ college enrolment day as necessary and we remain in contact with leavers and parents for at least the first two terms of their post 16 placement.