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20th May, 2022

'Thrilled' school staff celebrate national recognition for careers work

‘THRILLED’ staff at a secondary school in Rugby have celebrated achieving national recognition for its careers work.

The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College has received the Quality in Careers Standard Gold Level Award – the highest possible standard.

It is given to schools and education providers who can demonstrate the importance they place on careers and how they support students to make decisions about their post-16 options.

Every year, the school offers activities to introduce students to the world of work and help them make decisions about life after school. This includes learning about career and educational pathways, hearing from employers and education providers, and engaging with the world of work.

Headteacher Alison Davies said: “We are thrilled to have achieved the national Quality in Careers Standard which was awarded to us by Ixion. For many years we have recognised the important role we play in helping our students develop their knowledge, skills and experience so they can go out into the world and achieve personal success no matter what their post-16 choices are.”

The school’s careers lead Lisa Owen said: “A lot of hard work and effort has gone into developing our careers programme and it is wonderful to be recognised for this. As a school we are grateful to all the local businesses, employers, colleges and sixth forms who support our careers programme and help our students to learn about the work place and the educational opportunities open to them.”

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