Wednesfield School strikes gold with award

By Harriet Evans | Wednesfield | Education | Published:

A Wolverhampton school has been recognised for how it supports students.

Celebrating are headteacher Niki Carpenter, Michele Squire, careers education strategic manager for Prospects Education Resources, and assistant head Rachel Beazley

Wednesfield High Specialist Engineering Academy claimed the gold standard award in the national Quality in Careers Standard by Prospects part of Shaw Trusts.

It was handed out to schools or education providers who can demonstrate the importance they place on careers and the support given to their students.

Niki Carpenter, head of the school, said: "We are thrilled to have achieved Gold Standard for the national Quality in Careers Standard awarded by Prospects.

"At Wednesfield, we recognise the important role school plays in helping students develop their knowledge, skills and experience so they can go out into the world and achieve personal success.

"This award has provided a flexible framework that enabled us to audit our work on careers and ensure our students are receiving advice, practical support and experience so they are prepared for the next stage of their education, employment, self-employment or training.”

Formerly known as the Prospects Quality Award in CEIAG, the Quality in Careers Standard is designed to accredit good practice and encourage development in educational facilities.

The academy on Lichfield Road is part of the University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust.

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at

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