At Beacon High we believe that aspiration is crucial to success, both personally and academically. Our students should be given every opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge, qualifications and aspirations to be highly successful in their future careers, regardless of their starting points and backgrounds. High quality careers education and incisive information, advice and guidance about pathways post-16 are essential to students gaining access to their chosen career and being successful throughout their working life.
Work is a social good; it is essential to economic stability and personal wellbeing. Furthermore, a clear sense of future goals and aspirations enhances students’ ability to make important choices when progressing between phases of education and motivates them to work hard when studying for qualifications. Our provision therefore needs to ensure that students:
- aspire to a career that is rewarding and allows them stability and independence
- understand their options and different paths to further study and work, and can plan the steps they need to take
- are inspired about new opportunities they might not have known about (or that might not exist yet), or thought they could not achieve
- understand their knowledge and skills and how they can be developed and used in the workplace