Open Event

Our next Open Event is on Thursday 1 December 4-6pm. To book your place email enquiries@addingtonvalley.org. Free onsite parking is available for visitors.

Careers Guidance

Careers Provision

Students participate in a bespoke package of Careers support that is carefully tailored to their individual needs and consistent with the eight Gatsby benchmarks:

  • 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 and higher education
  • Personal guidance

Addington Valley supports Careers development through high quality, personalised, work experience opportunities. The school aims for all students in the 14-19 provision to have at least one experience of a workplace before leaving. As a brand new provision the school is currently developing high quality relationships with a number of local businesses who will provide opportunities for students to work in ‘real’ settings outside of school.

Through these partnerships, we will deliver bespoke packages of work experience for students. Students will be typically supported by school staff during work experience placements but the nature and level of support offered differs based on the needs of each individual pupil. We welcome feedback from students, families, employers and other stakeholders on an ongoing basis, continually refining and improving our offer to individual students based on this feedback.

Joseph Shepherd has overall responsibility for the careers programme at Addington Valley Academy. Students, teachers and employers can contact Joseph by the school office or by email: jshepherd@addingtonvalley.org or telephone: 0204 511 2949.

For more detailed information please click on the Careers Programme link below:

Careers Programme

Provider Access Policy

 

 

The progress my son has made is phenomenal, we couldn’t be happier.

We feel very lucky that he is in this school.

Parent February 2022

Latest News

Queen Elizabeth II

Following the sad news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, we offer our sincere condolences as an organisation and express our gratitude for the exceptional and tireless service she gave to our country and beyond for seventy years …

Read more

Celebrating the Commonwealth Games

Addington Valley celebrated the upcoming Commonwealth Games by taking part in sports included in the Games. Students enjoyed Basketball, Cricket, Boccia, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Athletics activities, providing new experiences and opportunities to process their skills. We were delighted to …

Read more

Cricket with Jonny Gale

We were delighted to welcome cricketer, Jonny Gale to our school today, Jonny is an opening batsmen for the England Learning Disabilities cricket team. He also captains Surrey County Cricket Club’s disability team for players with learning and/or physical disability. …

Read more

AVA wins Best School Building at Prestigious Awards

What an accolade! Addington Valley Academy was awarded ‘Best School Building’ at the National Education Business Awards last week. The awards recognise excellence in the education sector and were presented at a gala dinner in London’s Royal Garden Hotel. This …

Read more