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At the Woodlands we are committed to making sure that all our young people leave with the skills to survive in the ever changing world outside of school whether that be in a post 16 establishment or the world of work.
We offer careers guidance in life skills and PSHE lessons for years 7-11. All key stage 4 pupils are given an independent careers interview from career wave; they also have access to dedicated mentors who can offer impartial advice for post 16.
The Careers Team within the Maples meet on a regular basis to develop, monitor, and evaluate CEAIG across the school. Progress towards the Gatsby Benchmark is evaluated using the online Compass tool (as recommended in Careers guidance and access for education and training providers January 2018). Pupil voice records and measures the impact of the careers programme, impact is also measured in uptake of post 16 options and decrease in % of NEET’s.
The published information will be reviewed termly and the policy yearly
To see the programmes of study for careers at the Woodlands visit the following links:
Contact Details at The Woodlands:
Mrs Adele Fletcher (Teacher with responsibility for Careers) 01740 656760 option 4
Mrs Victoria Slack Mentor The Maples with responsibility for Careers
TBA The Elms mentor with responsibility for Careers
Mrs Sue Hewitson Mentor with responsibly for careers at alternative provisions
Useful Careers Websites
The National Careers Service is the governments site providing careers advice and guidance for people of all ages:
Adviza provide a list of regularly updated training programmes for school leavers and companies offering apprentices:
Your career guide…helping you decide:
For information on the wide range of careers in the NHS:
For information on the army and roles within the army:
For information on careers in the creative industry:
To search for Apprenticeships: