Charlton Park Academy is committed to implementing a careers programme that provides all our learners with a high quality of Career Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG). Fostering wellbeing is at the heart of the work carried at Charlton Park Academy.

Statutory Requirements And Expectations 

The school is committed to fulfilling its statutory duties in relation to independent Career guidance by ensuring that all students are provided with independent support from year 8 to year 14. This is presented in an impartial manner, providing information on the range of education, or training options, including respite support, apprenticeships, and other vocational pathways. the best interests of the students and their families is central to this support.

Career Lead:

Berenger Allee

Current Independent Career Advisor:

Ani Bolina 
Careers Practitioner (SEND)
Targeted Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance
Children’s Services Royal Borough of Greenwich

Careers education is provided to all learners from year 7 to post 16. Careers is taught as part of Vocational Studies but is also a discreet topic amongst other subjects – RSE, Work related learning and Independent living skills. (We take note of the Baker Clause).

CPA College and Aspiration Fair 19/10/23

Date: Thursday 19th October 2023
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Trinity Church Community Centre
Address: 265 Burrage Road, London SE18 7JW


On Thursday 19th October CPA is organising a College and Aspiration fair, with the aim of informing and preparing students and families for this sometimes challenging transition.

Decisions related to transition and next steps in education are made early in the year, with EHCP reviews happening in the Autumn term for year 11 and 14.

It is also a chance to meet Health and Social Care Services that are available post transition for student with more complex needs that might not to on to access further education once finishing school.


Many local providers are planning to attend to meet with parents and students including:

    • All Kids Can
    • Index Care day services
    • Ani Greenwich
    • Brighter Futures
    • Bromley College
    • CENMAC
    • Children’s Physiotherapy Department, Greenwich Community Health Services
    • Community Adult Learning Disabilities Team
    • Transition nursing team
    • Holmesdale Supported Living
    • Moving to Adulthood Team
    • Short Breaks
    • The Tas Centre
    • Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
    • Community Adult Learning Disabilities Team – physiotherapy and occupational therapy

We hope to see you there!

Beranger Allee
Careers lead
Charlton Park Academy

Brinda Assi
Children’s Physiotherpist
Charlton Park Academy

Looking After Animals

Following on from March careers week, it was highlighted that many of our students have an interest in looking after animals.

Learners across all Key stages took part in Careers workshops centred around animal care.

Students were given the opportunity to handle animals and discuss the different jobs linked to their care and wellbeing.

Learning About Banking

Post16 on a field trip to the Metro Bank in Orpington to learn all about banking.

Wimbledon Class Mini Enterprise.

A short video of Wimbledon Class creating Easter hampers as a mini enterprise in their Vocational Skills class.

Open City Workshop

Three of our post 16 classes took part in a workshop delivered by Open City .

a small group of architects talked to them about their work and facilitated designing and modeling activities.

Learners all enjoyed and engaged in the workshop!

The Co-op Work Experience

Our post 16 Learners will start work experience at Co-op Plumstead next week.

Learners visited the store and were given a talk by the manager Brendan. Needless to say, they are eager to get started!

Brendan was very accommodating, and we are looking forward to building a lasting relationship with him and his team.

Work Experience is of huge value to a young person and provides a prospective employer with ‘evidence’ of how they have adapted and performed in a real-life working environment.

We see these opportunities as an important part of our young people’s journey towards employment and are currently building relationships with multiple employers to provide a wide range of work experience and work encounters for all our learners starting from as early as year 8.

College and Aspiration Fair

On the 21st of September we organised a College and Aspiration fair.

Decisions related to transition and next steps in education have to be made early on in the year with EHCP reviews happening in the Autumn term for year 11 and 14.

We wanted to ensure families were fully informed and prepared for this often-difficult transition.

Many local providers attended and were able to meet and inform parents.

  • Short Breaks 
  • All Kids Can 
  • Bromley College 
  • Bexley college 
  • Shooters hill college 
  • Homesdale supported living 
  • Greenwich Advocacy 
  • Nash college 
  • Homefromhomecare  

Thanks to all who made this event a success.

Beranger Allee

Careers lead

Skills Builder Universal Framework

The Skills Builder Universal Framework is a progression roadmap. At Charlton Park Academy we use it to support our learners in developing eight essential skills, which are needed in any kind of job, and are what The Careers and Enterprise Company define as ‘employability skills’. The framework breaks down the skills into 16 teachable and measurable steps. And it also outlines what tangible progress looks like from the simplest aspects of each skill, through to more complex behaviours.

We are in our first year of implementing skills builder across the academy for our Pathway 1 and 2 students. We are working with Frazer Simpkins (Education Associate for Skills builder) towards achieving a Bronze award by the end of the academic year.

The eight essential skills are:


  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Staying positive
  • Aiming high
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
Green and red coloured logo with text National Careers Week 2021
Students on work experience at Woodlarks

National Careers Week 2021 – Feedback

As part of NCW a survey was sent out to parents/carers about their children’s future careers and aspirations. Plus, students got their say too:

 

What aspirations do you have when your child leaves Charlton Park Academy?

‘To be as independent as possible, have interests or hobbies she can pursue in community.

For my son to continue with his education by going to a specialist college.
I want him to be independent.

For my son to be healthy, happy and to enjoy whatever opportunities may come his way.

For my child to go to a place where he can learn domestic skills living skills.’

 

Is employment a realistic outcome for your child?

‘Employment would be realistic for my son.

I would like to see my daughter within employment.

I would like that, but I’m not confident that will be an outcome.

I hope so.

I’m not too sure at present, although I would love for employment to be an opportunity for him.’


Students:
What jobs would you like to do in the future?

Here are some of the popular answers:
‘Bus Driver, Teacher, Nurse, Taxi Driver and Vet’