Careers Support

Careers Plan and Provider Access Policy

At Queensbury we encourage every child and young person to aspire to be the very best version of themselves so that they can thrive and succeed both now and in their futures. Our CARE values our fundamental in developing the students’ employability skills:


Cooperation to effectively work with one another so that they are prepared and able to live and work in mutually respectful environments.

Aspire to the very best that they can be and aim for the next steps and careers they want.

Respectful of other people and their cultures and beliefs that may be different to their own and develop their understanding of the Equalities Act and the needs of others.

Endeavour to understand how to problem solve, and overcome challenges so students can thrive and succeed.


We try to provide them with experiences so that they can make the right decisions for themselves on their journey beyond Queensbury to live the life they want. Students are helped towards their longer-term aspirations through a range of work-related learning opportunities in their Life skills lessons including options choices, developing their understanding of the labour market and career weeks during the academic year. 

All students have the opportunity to receive a Careers meeting with an impartial fully qualified Careers advisor so they are aware of all the post 16 and 18 routes. Students are also given the opportunity to attend our end-of-year Careers and Next Steps fair and given the chance to interact with a range of employers, colleges and apprenticeship providers. Our sixth form students also have the opportunity to attend Higher Education facilities and UCAS conferences to help them understand how to apply for their next steps including higher-level apprenticeships. 

Our year 8 and 10 students will be offered the opportunity to attend a day at work with their parents with further opportunities for work experience in year 12. These opportunities will link with the students’ Life skills lessons and Tutor programme delivered by form tutors with opportunities for reflective discussions regarding their learning and experiences. 

Our careers programme has recently been updated and to ensure that the programme and events are effective we will review data from student feedback forms, student voice groups, destinations data and parental feedback forms. When reviewing the programme we will also assess the ever-changing job market and tailor the programme to meet the needs of our students and an ever-changing society.  

Careers education is a vital component of our students’ education which are supported by the University of Bedfordshire, 4YP,  South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) and a range of local employers. 


Queensbury Academy Careers Lead - Mrs C Holt

01582 601241


Provider Access Policy

Provider Access Policy 2023