A Message from our
We are proud of our careers provision at Wood Green Academy and preparation for employment is an integral part of everything we do. We aim to prepare our students to go on to further or higher education or skilled employment and enable them to make a significant contribution to society.
We do everything we can to ensure WGA students develop these skills and attributes so that they get ahead in the workplace.
Giving students individual careers advice and guidance for their chosen pathway.
Helping students to write effective curriculum vitae and personal statements.
Encouraging students to seek work experience to their higher education and career aspirations.
Providing guidance regarding different career pathways, including information on apprenticeships.
"Every young person to be given the opportunity to hear about, explore and
take part in the wider experiences of work related learning"
The Gatsby Benchmarks
As well as a wide range of events throughout the year, including university visits, talk’s from our ever growing alumni of ex-students, visiting speakers, off site employer visits, Mock Interview events and, as part of the new government careers strategy ‘The Gatsby Benchmarks’ were developed as a framework for all schools to improve their careers provision. At Wood Green Academy we are working hard to embed the benchmarks into the school curriculum.
The 8 benchmarks broken down simply are: