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Nottingham Secondary Academy


Nottingham Academy recognises the importance of outstanding careers and employability provision to ensure our pupils are prepared for the ever-changing world of work and for them to find their best next step.


At Nottingham Academy, our careers vision is:

                        B – Broadening Horizons

                        U – Understanding the World of Work

                        I – Informing of Choices

                        L – Lifelong Skills Building

                        D – Deciding on Next Steps


Our careers and employability programme gives students opportunities to develop essential skills, ensuring that they are fully supported to make informed choices about the next stage in their education, employment or training.

Nottingham Academy uses the Skills Builder framework which outlines the 8 essential skills people need:

Our aim for all of our young people is that they go on to lead happy, successful and fulfilling careers in the future. We therefore consider all the elements of the Careers Development Institute framework which outlines the elements needed for a positive career:



We are committed to ensuring our provision of careers and employability education meets the requirements of the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Our careers and employability strategy is reviewed at the end of every academic year using data collected from student and stakeholder feedback as well as a review of our post 16 and post 18 destination data. 



Assistant Principal: Student Development - Leonie Smikle


Telephone 0115 7483380