Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Vision

As a School we endeavour to work towards The Gatsby Good Practice Benchmarks, the DFE Careers guidance and inspiration in schools’ statutory guidance (March 2015) and other good practice guidance from the Department of Education, Ofsted and other relevant bodies.
We recognise that we have a responsibility to ensure all pupils at the school are provided with independent careers guidance (Education Act 2011) in relation to guidance from section 45A of the Education Act 1997.
The Oakwood High School Careers Offer

1.   Every young person in the school should have access to impartial, independent and personalised careers education, information, advice. Our careers programme is embedded with equality and diversity throughout.
2.    The School has an explicit published policy on young people’s experiences of the world of work, links with business, careers provision and destination outcomes. This policy is reviewed and approved by the governing body at least every three years.
3.    Oakwood has a governor with designated oversight for ensuring that the institution supports all pupils to relate their learning to careers and the world of work from an early age.
4.    Oakwood has up-to-date, user-friendly labour market intelligence/information (LMI) readily accessible by young people, teachers and parents/carers.
5.    Every young person in the School will have the opportunity to meet employers to support their knowledge and experience of career pathway options. This may include career insights from industry experts, coaching, mentoring, enterprise activities, and other relevant activities.
6.    Lessons from this, and other elements of the careers and employability journey, will be captured by the school. This will provide a record that our pupils are given numerous experiences to help them become work-ready and that employers can be confident that they have been given support in terms of careers guidance and work-related learning.

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance

The Careers Information, Advice & Guidance Education programme at Oakwood High School enables our pupils to make a successful transition into their chosen pathway.

Pupils have access to a range of careers support delivered through a variety of ways. All Pupils will have a programme of careers support, reinforced with, where required, with a one to one guidance appointment delivered by an impartial qualified careers adviser. Pupils can request a guidance appointment at any time throughout their academic life and pupils will be offered support at key transition points such as Year 8 options, Year 11 progression planning.  Parents are able to attend appointments and careers guidance specialists will be at parent evenings to provide any further careers support. Please see our Calendar of events section.
All pupils will follow a programme of Careers Education & Guidance from years 7-11
This will be provided through:

  • A planned programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG), delivered within PSHE in years 7-11 and embedded in all curriculum areas
  • Following the National Framework for CEIAG 11-19, and other relevant guidance set out in government publications.
  • Face to face intervention delivered through the MAP Office Platform.
  • Opportunities to focus upon certain careers within other timetabled subjects.
  • Blocked timetable ‘events’, including access to a progression evening and a careers fair facilitated within the local area.
  • There is a dedicated CEIAG information resource on intranet that all pupils have easy access to, this is backed up by plethora of written information.
  • Opportunities to attend talks given by representatives of many occupational areas
  • Individual careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG)
  • Action-planning and recording of achievement

To view our Careers Programme click here
To view our MAP Careers Programme  click here
For statutory Careers guidance and access for education and training providers click here
To view information on Careers Strategy click here

To view our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance policy click here

To view our Careers Access Statement click here
For further information on The Gatsby Benchmark Framework  click here

To view our Work Placement Policy click here

Please click on the following links for further information:-

Oakwood High School Careers Staff

Information for Parents

Timeline Year 10 & Year 11

Pupil Map

The Higher Education Progression Partnership (HEPP)

QDOS Careers Support page

Colleges and Post 16 Choices


Heading to University

Local Labour Market Information

Targeted Support for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Pupils

Destination Data

Help and Support

Useful Websites


Careers update September 2022 – March 2023