Unified Academy is the new name for Chart Wood School.

We moved to a new site in Dorking on 1 September.

The new building is a great learning environment with lots of excellent facilities for students to enjoy.

We look forward to sharing news and celebrating students’ achievements with you.

Careers Guidance

During their time at Unified Academy, students learn through an enriched curriculum which develops the skills and attitudes required to enable students to become successful and independent within adulthood. Students are guided throughout their curriculum with personalised targets to ensure that each learning experience is meaningful and helps every individual achieve their full potential.

Unified Academy supports careers development through high quality and personalised work experience opportunities, internal enterprise projects as well as bespoke planning and preparation of student career pathways.

We are committed to working in partnership with the local community and surrounding areas. If you are an employer or company that think you could help inspire our students within their career decisions, please contact cmurphy@unifiedacademy.org

Careers Programme

Through every stage at Unified academy, learning is focussed on developing student’s future pathways. Our Careers Programme lists some of the elements of careers information, advice and guidance that a student will encounter during their time with us.

Click here to view our Careers Programme

Careers Leader

The Careers Leader for our school is Carly Murphy. She can be contacted via email: cmurphy@unifiedacademy.org

Provider Access Policy

Unified Academy is committed to providing high quality careers guidance and advice. Click here to view our Provider Access Policy, which gives details of how training providers can visit the school to offer eligible students information and advice about career pathways.

The Gatsby Benchmarks – what are they?

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a key measure of the effectiveness of career advice. They are also a very important part of the Government’s career strategy. In order to ensure our students enjoy high quality careers guidance and experiences, we will be working to embed the below eight Gatsby Benchmarks throughout our Careers Programme by the end of 2020 in line with DfE expectations.

  • A Stable Careers Programme
  • Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil
  • Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers
  • Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Experiences of Workplaces
  • Encounters With Further Education
  • Personal Guidance

Click here for more information on the Gatsby benchmarks. 

I would like to thank all the staff that have made my son feel welcome at your Academy. After last year at his old school we never thought we could help him feel happy and want to go to school…….now we are 100 % positive we made the right choice

 

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