Rushcliffe reaches gold in Career Mark Award

On  14th July 2020, the Rushcliffe School Careers Team undertook a virtual assessment day for the Career Mark quality assurance award.  Career Mark is a set of standards used to measure how effectively careers provision is delivered and managed.  Five standards make up the Career Mark framework, four measuring how the careers provision is managed and delivered, with the fifth measure focussing on learner outcomes.

We are delighted to share the news that we have received the Career Mark Gold award for our continuous good practice. This is our third successful assessment since our first accreditation in 2015.

Ms Desai, Careers Lead said  “In order to ensure the school met the standards for the award, the school went through a rigorous assessment which included producing a comprehensive portfolio of evidence and the assessor speaking to students and key members of staff via videolink.  All parties were asked focussed questions related to the careers programme which  ranged from where to go for careers information, how they used Unifrog, what they have covered during Bright Days and how careers is linked to the curriculum”.

The school had to provide evidence how they met the student’s careers entitlement and how it is embedded within the curriculum to meet the needs of students across all key stages.

The award endorses the school in making good progress working towards all the accreditation criteria for the national quality award, the Quality in Careers Standard. This is done by providing independent, impartial guidance and advice to students. The school equips students with career management skills and the opportunity to explore all different career pathways post 16 and post 18 by providing up to date labour market information and providing an understanding of the impact of technology and the changing nature of the world of work.

Above all, the Career Mark Award shows that Rushcliffe School is committed to providing students with the support they need to help them make a successful transition into adulthood.

As a parent/carer, if you think you can help give our students the opportunity to learn from employers about work and employment, please get in touch via email Please follow us on Twitter @RushcliffeC for career related news and updates.