Intent, implementation and impact


1. Students have access to an impartial ambitious, careers programme from Year 7 to Year 13, with explicit content, delivered in logical progression. 

2. Unbiased careers advice and support from a range of different career activities such as individualised 1:1 career meetings, small group sessions, STEM activities, PSHE, employer encounters, career fairs, career conversations, HE/FE visits, Apprenticeship workshops, NCW, virtual and work experience/work shadowing activities, careers within the curriculum etc. 

3. Calendar of events and activities are published on our website, to ensure wider information, access and transparency*

4. Student develop an analytical approach to career data such as Labour Market Information, which encourages exploration and supports them in making well informed decisions. 

5. Challenging perceptions and raising aspirations, so that subject and career choices challenge stereotypes, and students know how to look beyond their immediate environment to new and exciting possibilities. 

6. Students with special educational needs and disabilities, or those from disadvantaged groups, develop their skills in a safe and aspirational environment, to enable them to reach their full potential and prepare them for their next transition point. 

7. Supporting all students as they learn about the world of work, their adaptability, resilience, transferrable skills, qualifications and their own life goals such as happiness and wellbeing. 

8. Providing advice, information, guidance and support which will encourage further engagement with all stakeholders such as parents/carers, families, staff and employers. 

9. To futureproof students so they can understand the options available to them now and in the future.


1. Delivering a clear, progressive and impartial programme to Year 7 – Year 13, which is backed by SLT and all stakeholders, with explicit content taught in logical progression, routinely monitored, audited and evaluated to ensure it is fit for purpose. 

2. Individualised programmes, age and ability appropriate, with clear and accurate career information, advice, and guidance, which meets the needs and supports pupils with the development of their own personalised careers journey and results in sustainable transitions and destinations.

3. A range of up-to-date resources which supports the ever changing and evolving world of work landscape and includes a strong STEM agenda, PSHE, meaningful FE/HE and employer encounters, NCW, NAW, and WRL opportunities including bespoke support to identified cohorts ensuring they understand their options and are able to reach their full potential. 

4. Planned, facilitated access from external providers who can fully inform students about LMI and the range of Post 16 options, Post 18 options, alternative qualifications and pathways*. 

5. Teachers confidently embed careers within their own subjects (SOW), and are able to link their own expert subject knowledge to the world of work and can explain the range of pathways available, giving unbiased options. 

6. Regular communication, advice, information, guidance to support all stakeholders and encourage further engagement through a range of communication channels such as Newsletters, Social media, Email, Website etc. 

7. Individualised support with career aspirations, as students develop personal strengths such as career management skills, improving attainment, adaptability, resilience, enterprise and engagement. Helping them to recognise the link between school and work, and the value of lifelong learning. 

8. Close working relationships with all stakeholders including community and local business networks, Enterprise Adviser, Enterprise Co-ordinator etc. 


1. Students are well prepared and feel empowered to make reasonable decisions about their future, and NEET figures which reflect the success of school programme and interventions. 

2. Students are able to make clear informed decisions about their future career choices due to a wide range of experiences and opportunities. 

3. Data such as destination, shows a range of positive outcomes, as students move successfully, at all transition points, onto sustainable pathways. 

4. Teacher CPD. Subject teachers are expert in their delivery and confident in how their subject links to the world of work, and the variety of pathways and options. 

5. Students are more engaged in the curriculum, and connected with their teachers as they are able to see the relevance of subjects and how they relates to the wider range of career options and pathways. 

6. Students develop competencies and employability skills. They become motivated, understanding they can make a contribution to school, the community and society and have a positive attitude towards lifelong learning. 

7. Increased and positive engagement with all stakeholders, via a range of communication methods.

 *(Baker Clause)