A SCHOOL in Andover has been recognised for its careers work after being awarded the  prestigious national Quality in Careers Standard.

Harrow Way Community School achieved the award on Tuesday, July 11, which is the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance.

It is awarded to schools and education providers who can demonstrate the importance they place on careers and how they support students to make decisions about their life after school.

On Tuesday, November 21 the school was presented with a plaque recognising this achievement by school improvement manager Jean Thorpe.

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Dawn German, headteacher, said: "We are thrilled to have achieved the national Quality in Careers Standard.  We recognise the important role that careers education in school plays, and our students are encouraged to develop their knowledge, skills and experience so that they can move on to further study or apprenticeships following their time with us.

"Our varied careers programme offers a range of activities to introduce students to the world of work including a work experience programme for Year 10 students, and lots of support to help Year 11 students make decisions about their post-16 options. This standard has provided a useful framework to enable us to audit our work on careers and ensure that our students are receiving the advice, practical support and experience they need so they are prepared for the next stage of their education or training.’

You can find out more about Harrow Way’s Careers programme at harrowway.hants.sch.uk.