Careers, Education and Employability
All Bishop of Winchester Academy students are entitled to access to high quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to ensure they are able to ‘Live life to the full’.
The Careers team continues to develop a wide range of innovative strategies to encourage every student within our school community to take ownership of their own individual careers journey. The focus is upon career and option choice; raising the aspirations and achievement of individual students and equipping them with the right skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding as a foundation for managing their lifelong career and learning. We strive to help our students and their parents to make informed decisions about subject choices and future career pathways.
The Careers Plan is delivered across all year groups during PSHE and mentor time and through additional careers enrichment opportunities, often supported by the strong links we have forged with local employers, colleges and universities. We believe that by providing regular, impartial information about a variety of careers and pathways, students can make informed choices and take ownership of their individual career planning.
The Academy is committed to meeting the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance, which you can read more about by following the link. Working with Dorset Careers Hub we use the Careers and Enterprise Company Compass self evaluation tool to track our progress and performance.
Mr R Clayton, Careers Link Governor - Governing body
Mr S Abel, Head of Department (Geography) - Senior Lead for Careers
Mr I Williams, Head of Year 10 - Teacher in charge of Work Experience (Y10 2022 - 23)
Mrs K Bryan-Brown, Aspirations, Careers & Work Experience Lead
Students wishing to discuss any aspect of careers, education, information, advice and guidance can arrange to see Mrs Bryan-Brown, who is our Level 6 qualified Career Adviser, in A29 or can attend a drop in session at break or lunchtime. A wide range of resources supporting careers and aspirations research is also available to students in the academy library.
All enquiries from parents/guardians, employers or education and training providers can be made to Careers@tbowa.org or on 01202 512697