Our Progression Programme supports The Bridge Academy Mission: to ensure that every student can succeed at a good university or equivalent, thrive in their chosen field and live a great life.
All students are on a Progression Programme from Year 7 to Year 13. Our Programme is designed to make sure our students are as prepared as possible to move to each new stage of their lives: whether that is moving from Key Stage 3 to 4; Key Stage 4 to 5 (or to an apprenticeship or traineeship); or from Key Stage 5 to university or an apprenticeship or job.
How do parents and carers find out about the Progression Programme?
Parents and carers hear about the Progression Programme at the Information Evenings. In Years 9, 11, and 12 there are also specific options evenings.
Parents and carers are welcome to attend our Insight into Careers evenings and the Progression Fair. Details are provided by text and / or letter nearer to the events.
What kind of careers support does Bridge provide for students?
Each Year group has some key questions that shape the Progression Programme for the Year group – these can be found in the entitlements (our Careers Programme). The entitlements also give you a good idea of what is planned for each Year group.
How can parents and carers support their child to think about life after Bridge in terms of apprenticeships, further education and university and other qualifications?
The entitlements also have a list of websites that will help you to support your child, you can also find them on useful links (Useful Links). You will hear about how you can support your child at your Parents’ Information Evening.
By the end of 2020, most Year groups will be using www.unifrog.org, an online platform that provides students with impartial and independent guidance on the full range of post-school options. It also helps students to explore their interests and different career pathways, find opportunities, compare every undergraduate university course in the UK as well as international opportunities, and access Further Education courses and a comprehensive list of apprenticeships. Unifrog allows teachers to track students’ progress and keep a record of their research and careers interactions. It makes it easy for teachers to collaborate with students on finding their best next step for them, and to provide feedback on CVs and Personal Statements. Students and parents and carers will receive logins soon after the programme has been rolled out to the relevant cohort.