Careers, Apprenticeships, and Post-16 Providers

Our students will develop skills in the three key aspects of careers education & guidance:

  • Self Development

  • Career Exploration

  • Career Management

In supporting our students to develop these skills we aim to help them navigate their way through an increasingly diverse range of qualifications both academic and vocational and beyond into an ever changing world of work. Students have the opportunity to discuss their career aspirations and the options open to them at key stages of their education and receive both hands-on and distance experience of workplaces, educational establishments and inspirational people from all walks of life.

Careers education & guidance at Miltoncross Academy supports and compliments all aspects of the curriculum ensuring students have the widest possible range of knowledge, skills and attitudes to transfer to the workplace.

Local colleges, universities, training providers and local employers all play an integral role in the programme, giving our students the opportunity to benefit from a range of experiences in and out of school.

Year Group Resources and Information

Gatsby Benchmarks

The Gatsby Benchmarks were developed on behalf of the Gatsby Foundation by Sir John Holman, which aimed to highlight what ‘good careers work’ looked like. They provide a clear framework for organising the careers provision at Miltoncross Academy. ​

These benchmarks have been accepted as best practice by the Government and it is the responsibility of the Academy to oversee the implementation of the benchmarks.

The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks are:

  1. A stable careers programme ​

  2. Learning from careers and labour market information ​

  3. Addressing the needs of each student

  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

Our current performance against the Gatsby Benchmarks is:

  1. A stable careers programme - 94% Achieved

  2. Learning from careers and labour market information - 100% Achieved ​

  3. Addressing the needs of each student- 100% Achieved

  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers- 100% Achieved

  5. Encounters with employers and employees- 100% Achieved ​

  6. Experiences of workplaces- 100% Achieved

  7. Encounters with further and higher education- 100% Achieved ​

  8. Personal guidance- 100% Achieved

It is our ambition that Benchmarks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 remain at 100% throughout this academic year and for Benchmarks 1 to reach 100% by the end of the academic year.

Careers Programme

To contact our Careers Lead, Mrs D Mason, please click the button below. Alternatively, call main reception via 02392738022 and ask for Mrs D Mason.

Provider Access Statement

This statement will be reviewed next in September 2023.

Aims of an identified learning at Miltoncross Academy

The aims of Miltoncross Academy are:

  • All students will aspire for a fulfilling career

  • Students progress is outstanding

  • Students leave us with excellent real world skills, strong values and high standards

  • It is a school of choice at the heart of the community, contributing to making Portsmouth a better place to live, learn and work

  • Promote emotional well-being

  • The teaching is inspirational