Careers Information for Staff

At OBA we are proud of the education, guidance, help and support we give our students to choose their next steps in education and to work towards a successful and fulfilling career. This includes educating our students about 6th form, college and university routes as well as apprenticeships, labour market information and the world of work beyond education.

OBA has achieved the Quality in Careers Standard, making good progress towards meeting all the accreditation criteria incorporating the Gatsby Benchmarks.

The Gatsby Benchmarks are:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

Details of these can be found in the statutory guidance.

We deliver our careers education in a number of ways which are detailed in our careers programme on our Careers Information for Parents page. All teaching staff at OBA provide students with careers education and this includes taught sessions in Lessons for Life and linking lesson content to career paths regularly.

Staff wishing to refer a student for a careers interview with one of our advisors should email details to Mr M Oakes at [email protected].