Careers Guidance

Whilst at Nightingale Community Academy, students learn the skills and attitudes required to enable them to become as independent as they can be and to prepare for adulthood. We aim for students to have an enriched and stimulating curriculum to give them every opportunity to reach their full potential.

Nightingale Community Academy supports careers development through high quality and personalised work experience opportunities. We enjoy high quality relationships with a number of external organisations and local businesses to provide opportunities for students to work in ‘real’ settings.

We are always looking for additional opportunities to inspire and educate our students about the world of work. If you think you could help please contact info@nightingaleca.org

Careers Programme 

At each stage of the learning journey, students are supported and encouraged to consider their future beyond school. Our Careers Programme lists some of the elements of careers information, advice and guidance that a student will encounter during their time with us.

Careers Programme at Nightingale Community Academy– to follow

Careers Leader 

The Careers Leader for our school is Richard Pemberton and he can be contacted via the school office by email: info@nightingaleca.org or tel: 020 8874 9096

Provider Access Policy

Nightingale Community Academy is committed to providing high quality careers guidance and advice. Our Provider Access Policy (below) gives details of how training providers can visit the school to offer eligible students information and advice about career pathways.

Provider Access Policy

The Gatsby Benchmarks – what are they?

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a key measure of the effectiveness of career advice. They are also a very important part of the Government’s career strategy. In order to ensure our students enjoy high quality careers guidance and experiences, we will be working to embed the below eight Gatsby Benchmarks throughout our Careers Programme by the end of 2020 in line with DfE expectations.

  • A Stable Careers Programme 
  • Learning from Career and Labour Market Information 
  • Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil 
  • Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers
  • Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Experiences of Workplaces
  • Encounters With Further Education
  • Personal Guidance

For more information on the Gatsby benchmarks please click on the following link  www.goodcareerguidance.org.uk

We’re excited to begin our partnership with Orchard Hill College Academy Trust, together working towards positive outcomes for our students

Andre Bailey, Headteacher

Latest News

Fame for our Oxford Sandy and Black Pigs!

Our Farm Manager, Josh, switched farm for screen recently when he turned his hand to writing for the official Oxford Sandy and Black Pig Group website. The group’s site gives in-depth information all about these beautiful pigs, and Tom contributed a …

Read more

Christmas Celebrations

Festivities were in full flow last week at Nightingale Community Academy. Students celebrated by wearing their favourite Christmas jumpers and having Christmas lunch! Christmas snacks and goods went down extremely well and raffle tickets were selling like hot cakes! Headteacher …

Read more

Trip to Greenwich Royal Observatory!

Students from Nightingale Community Academy visited Greenwich Royal Observatory. Students Bradley and Brandon did a write up on the trip: We left the school grounds and went to Tooting Bec Station. We took the London Underground to Bank and the DLR …

Read more

Annual Trip to Jamie’s Farm!

Students from Nightingale Community Academy returned to Jamie’s Farm after such a successful trip last year. Jamie’s Farm is a provider who offer ‘farming, family and therapy’ through a short residential stay and follow up programme. Their aim is to re-engage …

Read more