Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance

View our CEIAG Policy (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) Provider Access Policy and our LJS Careers 5-year journey.

Contact and Updates

Miss H Mitchinson, Careers Education Co-ordinator oversees the Careers Education Programme supported by the Careers Lead, Mrs C Evans.

Miss Mitchinson Careers Education Coordinator 01287 636361
Mrs C Evans Careers Lead 01287 636361

Laurence Jackson School supports all of our students through a planned programme of activities which help to identify 14-19 pathways that are right for each individual and which allows students to manage their careers, sustain employability and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives. Our aim is for all young people to develop the skills needed to make a successful transition from education to the workplace.

Students in all year groups will take part in various career learning activities throughout school, where they will; learn about the labour market and how their school subjects link to careers; have meaningful encounters with employers and further and higher education providers; gain experiences of the real working world; and receive individual and personalised guidance at key stages of their educational pathways.

Laurence Jackson School supports students to develop the six career development skills outlined in the Career Development Framework.  Our careers provision fulfils the Baker Clause which states schools must allow colleges and training providers access to every student in Y8 to 13 to discuss impartial advice in a range of technical education and apprenticeships. We are proud to deliver a wide and varied careers programme to students to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks (a framework of 8 guidelines about what makes the best careers provision in schools and colleges.  As a school we are publicly committed to work towards the Quality in Careers Standard.

We appreciate certain groups or individual students may need extra help and / or guidance and these groups will be targeted and given differentiated CIAG (as appropriate) and preparation to adulthood to help support students with their post-16 transition and independent living skills. Groups may include but are not limited to: most able; disadvantaged; pupil premium; those in danger of becoming NEET; EAL.

Activities targeted at specific groups include:

  • Enhanced Individual Support
  • Post-16 visits
  • Outside Agencies
  • Visiting speakers
  • Employer visits
  • Career fairs
  • Mock interviews
  • Volunteering
  • Managing money
  • Independent travel
  • Independent living


Our current results using the Compass Careers Benchmark Tool can be viewed here.

Our most recent destination data can be found here.

Quality in Careers Standard commitment can be found here.


Local Information and Support

Apprenticeship and Employer Links

Exploring Options and Pathways


Parents, Carers and Guardians

Help and Ideas

Date of next review: June 2024