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Careers Leader Contact Details

Alice Vasey (Associate Assistant Principal): E: alice.vasey@burlingtondanes.orgT: 0208 735 4950 

Summary of Ark BDA Careers Provision

Under the Raising Aspirations programme, Ark BDA provides an excellent range of opportunities for students both in school and out of school. The school’s aim is to support students towards university or directly into a career of their choice by ensuring:

  • The development of the habits, skills and mindsets required to be successful at university and in professional life;
  • Students have access and exposure to a wide range of contexts and relatable role models to broaden their experience and to build academic and professional aspiration;
  • Students are provided with high quality advice and guidance about their next steps at crucial transition points at age 14, 16 and 18.

For more information about the opportunities we provide please contact the school Careers Leader directly via the contact details above.


Labour Market Information

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Measuring Impact

Date of Next Review of this Information

This information will next be reviewed in July 2022 (following Ark audit)

The careers provision at Ark Burlington Danes Academy is in line with the Statutory Guidance developed by the Department for Education, which refers to Section 42A, 42B and 45A of the Education Act 1997 and Section 72 of the Education and Skills Act 2008. This states that all schools should provide independent careers guidance from Years 8 -13 and that this guidance should:
•    be impartial
•    include information on a range of pathways, including university options or apprenticeships
•    be adapted to the needs of the scholar
In addition, the school is compliant with the careers guidance that the government set out for delivery from 5 January 2018: ‘Careers guidance and access for education and training providers’ as well as ‘Careers Guidance and Inspiration for young people in schools.’ This states that all academies must give education and training providers the opportunity to talk to scholars about approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships. The guidance details instruction that students from Year 7 should have an encounter with an employer.