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Progression Programme

Our Progression Programme fully supports The Bridge Academy Mission:  to ensure that every student can succeed at a good university or equivalent, thrive in their chosen field and live a great life.

All students are on a Progression Programme from Year 7 to Year 13.  Our Programme is designed to make sure our students are as prepared as possible to move to each new stage of their lives:  whether that is moving from Key Stage 3 to 4; Key Stage 4 to 5 (or to an apprenticeship or traineeship); or from Key Stage 5 to university or an apprenticeship or job.  Our Progression Programme enables our students to gain the knowledge, and develop the skills and behaviours, they need to make informed decisions about life after Bridge and to succeed in a stratified society and a fast-changing world.  We aim to raise aspirations, broaden horizons and challenge stereotypes.

An essential part of our Progression Programme is regular contact with employers and employees, providing each year group with real-life insights into the world of work.  We also work with a range of expert organisations including colleges and universities, The Brokerage, ELBA, Future First, Hackney Careers Collaborative, Hackney University Extension, Inspire! Pathway Careers Training and Mentoring, Prospects, Pure Potential, Skills Builder Partnership, Tower Hamlets EBP, UBS and Unifrog.

The Progression Programme (Careers and Progression) ensures that students have the highest quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance to help you make important decisions about life after school, enabling us to be true to our promise to our students, to be
'A Bridge to Your Future".

How do I find out about the Progression Programme?
Parents and carers hear about the Progression Programme at the Information Evenings.  In Years 9, 11 and 12 there are also specific options evenings.

Parents and carers are welcome to attend our Insight into Careers evenings and the Progression Fair.  Details are provided by text and / or letter nearer the events.

What kind or careers support does Bridge provide for students?
Each year group has some key questions that shape the Progression Programme for the year group - these can be found in the entitlements (our Careers Programme).  The entitlements also give you a good idea of what is planned for each year group.

How can I support my child to think about life after Bridge in terms of apprenticeships, further education and university and other qualifications?
The entitlements (our Careers Programme) also have a list of websites that will help you to support your child, you can also find them on useful links (Useful Links).  You will hear about how you can support your child at your Parents' Information Evening.

By the end of 2019/2020, most year groups will be using www.unifrog.org an online platform that provides students with impartial and independent guidance on the full range of post-school options.  It also helps students to explore their interests, different career pathways, find opportunities, compare every undergraduate university course in the UK as well as international opportunities, and access Further Education courses and a comprehensive list of apprenticeships.  Students and parents and carers will receive logins.

Interested in contributing to the Progression Programme?
We would like to hear from parents and carers who would like to contribute to our Progression Programme by joining one of the Insight into Careers evenings, giving an assembly, hosting a work placement, etc.  If parents and carers would like to make any suggestions or provide feedback on how to improve our Progression Programme, please contact Ms Harris - kelly.harris@bridgeacademy.hackneys.sch.uk

Principal:
Mr Chris Brown

Vice Principals:
Kelly Harris (KS3)
Paddy Cassidy (KS4)
Alison Underwood (Sixth Form)
Jennifer Evans

Finance &
Resources Director:

Ken Robb