Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is committed to providing students with a comprehensive programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and work related learning (WRL) for students from key stage 2 to 5, as part of the Ambitions and Aspirations Programme.
As the largest multi academy trust we endeavour to work towards the DFE Careers guidance and inspiration in schools’ Statutory guidance (March 2015), the Gatsby Benchmarks, the London Ambitions Strategy, the CDI Framework for careers, employability and enterprise education (November 2015), and other good practice guidance from the Department of Education, Ofsted and other relevant bodies.
Careers and work related education is an important part of the wider curriculum that we offer within our academies to our students and aims to raise our student’s aspirations and ambitions.
We believe that every individual should be prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life, and that this preparation should be an important and distinctive element of the curriculum.
Additionally we are keen to develop the employability skills of our students including confidence, teamwork, effective communication problem solving and resilience.
Our Careers Education Programme provides students with skills, knowledge, support and experience of the world of work to enable them to make informed career choices.
Another important element for our students is the access to independent and impartial advice and guidance, which supports them in broadening their horizons, raising aspirations and reaching their own careers ambitions.