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Careers Programme

Careers Programme and Progression From Benton Park School

We offer a careers programme in school for all students from Year 7 to Year 13.  This is led and managed by our Careers Leader, Oliver Wharton and involves a wide program of activities.

Contact details for our Careers Leader are as follows:

  • Telephone: 0113 2502330
  • Email: secretary@bentonpark.net. Please mark emails for the attention of Oliver Wharton.

At Benton we believe in every student fulfilling their potential and this relentless drive for success is just as noticeable in our hopes and expectations for students’ next steps as it is during lessons. We have a very proud record of students achieving places at top Universities and positions with top employers.

Every possible option is catered for as part of our progression guidance and as opportunities outside of University begin to mirror those inside it, we always ensure we provide correct, timely, supportive intervention that is based on the students’ needs and aspirations.  In 2020 our students accessed the following destinations:

  • After their GCSEs 94% of our students stayed in education, the majority in the Sixth Form at Benton Park.  A further 5% secured a work based apprenticeship scheme.
  • After their Sixth Form study 73% of students continued with their education (29% to Russell Group Universities) and 27% of students entered employment or apprenticeships.
  • 95% of our students secured a place at their preferred university.
How is impact of the programme measured?

Student engagement with careers activities will be tracked using a tracking and reporting tool contained within our online careers portal (www.startprofile.com). This will allow us to track our provision against the Gatsby Benchmarks. Students will also be asked to rate the careers provision that they have received over the course of the school year via a questionnaire set in MS Teams at the end of each academic year. This information will be used to identify strengths, gaps and weakness in provision and to complement the indicators we get from our Post-16 and Post-18 destination data.