Breckenbrough achieve the National Quality in Careers Standard

- 30 July 2018 -

Breckenbrough has been recognised for its outstanding careers work this week, 30th July 2018. The school received the national Quality in Careers Standard. It’s awarded under licence by Prospects. The Standard goes to schools and education providers who emphasise the importance of careers. It shows how well they support students to make decisions about their life after school.

Breckenbrough students in a careers session working towards a quality in careers standard

Breckenbrough is a Good, with Outstanding features, school. They work hard to improve the chances and opportunities of all the students. The school also recognises the importance of preparing students for their future careers. As a result, they began working towards the national Quality in Careers Standard.

There is a statutory duty to ‘secure independent careers guidance’ for all students year 8 and up. The Government also recommends that all schools work towards the national Standard.

Achieving the national standard shows dedication. It celebrates hard work from Breckenbrough’s head teacher, governors and leadership team. They embrace, promote and endorse quality careers education. So, the team recognise the part careers play in the overall success of the school and its students. The school also offers a range of activities to introduce students to the work of work. It helps them make decisions about life after school through Beyond Breck.

Simon Bannister, Headteacher said:

“We are thrilled to have achieved the national Quality in Careers Standard awarded by Prospects. At Breckenbrough we recognise the important role school 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. We 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.”