Careers information advice and guidance at the lifehouse  encompasses a variety of information, skills and experiences that supports  pupils challenges and aspirations. 

"It’s about young people finding purpose, discovering what matters to them, their place in the world, the point of studying and getting up in the morning. Sometimes people think careers is just information about options and planning for the future. It’s so much more. It can give hope, meaning, purpose, self esteem and the ability to navigate the challenges of life."

 Liane Hambly  

All pupils from year 8 receive career guidance to make informed decisions about their future and for social mobility The programme is designed and implemented to meet the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks set out in the statutory guidance for careers education.

Benchmark 1: A stable careers programme The programme is embedded into the curriculum and schemes of work. It is integral to the pupils, teachers and all those in our school community. 

Benchmark 2: Learning from career and labour market information Every pupil, and their parents, have access to good-quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will have the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information 

Benchmark 3: Addressing the needs of each pupil Our pupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support are tailored to the needs of each pupil. 

Benchmark 4: Linking curriculum learning to careers All teachers link curriculum learning with careers. Schemes of work identify potential career paths for the subject area and transferable skills are highlighted in PfA sessions.  

Benchmark 5: Encounters with employers and employees Pupils will have appropriate opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This is achieved by a range of enrichment activities including group discussions, visiting speakers, volunteering, work experience or supported Internship programmes.    

Benchmark 6: Experiences of workplaces Pupils will have first-hand experiences of the workplace, appropriate to their needs, through work visits, work shadowing, work experience and / or Supported Internships to help their exploration of career opportunities and expand their networks. 

Benchmark 7: Encounters with further and higher education Pupils will be supported to understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace. Pupils will be supported to engage in appropriate transition activities to ensure maximum opportunity for success in their next steps. 

Benchmark 8: Personal guidance Pupils will have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, either internal or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These will be available each year from year 8 and will be timed to meet the individual needs of the pupil.

Student Work

Ruby Morgan - GCSE Art

All Subject Qualification Attainment Rates