Quality in Careers Standard Award

Melior Community Academy has been recognised for its outstanding careers work and has been awarded the national Quality in Careers Standard award under licence by Ixion (Part of the Shaw Trust Group). The Quality in Careers Standard is awarded to schools and education providers who can demonstrate the importance they place on careers and how they support students to make decisions about their life after school. There is a statutory duty to ‘secure independent careers guidance’ for all students from year 8 onwards and the Government also recommends that all schools should be required to work towards the national Quality in Careers Standard. Achieving the national Quality in Careers Standard shows that we, the Principal, Careers Leader, governors and leadership team embrace, promote and endorse quality careers education and recognise the part it plays in the overall success of the school and its students. We offer a range of activities to introduce students to the world of work and help them make decisions about life after school. These activities include college taster days, careers fairs, workshops delivered by employers, trips and visits to workplaces and many more! We are a Good school (Ofsted Rating), continually working to improve the chances and opportunities of all our students, recognising the importance of preparing students for their future careers and shall continue to do so.