Careers Provision

John Willmott School works closely with employers, employees, apprenticeship and training providers. We are enthusiastic to hear from prospective employers who would be willing to share their experience and expertise and help build our students knowledge of employability skills, the workplace, the labour market and job search skills. If you would be interested in contributing to our careers offer, 

Key CEIAG Personnel at John Willmott School:-

Career Leader and member of the Senior Leadership Team: Mrs L Norton –

Year 13 Careers Coordinator: Dawn Dwyer –

Independent Careers Adviser: Yvonne Green –

Introduction and purpose of our Careers Programme

In a world with a rapidly changing economic paradigm, it is essential that our students are given the knowledge and skills that will be crucial to becoming socially and economically successful in the dynamic, innovative and competitive economies of the future. The goal of John Willmott School’s Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Programme is to grow and develop the self-awareness, understanding, decision making and transition planning skills of our students.

John Willmott School places a high value on providing high quality CEIAG for our students. The outcomes of the government’s 2017 policy paper “Careers Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents” and the Department for Education’s recommended inclusion of the Gatsby Benchmarks has led to a more focussed and comprehensive whole-school programme which serves to nurture the skills and knowledge that our students require to enhance their employability.

At John Willmott School, we believe that a student’s “employability encompasses – their qualifications, experience of the world of work and their skills. Our school’s CEIAG Programme has been carefully planned to meet all eight of the Gatsby Benchmark’s, providing every student with a stable careers programme where he can learn about current labour market information and have meaningful interactions with educational providers and employers that will enable him to develop his own careers pathway.

John Willmott School CEIAG Programme will support students through providing:

  • a PHRSE  scheme of work that progresses from year 7 through to 11, building year on year;
  • form-time activities that compliment the PHRSE scheme of learning
  • links between subjects and professions in lesson-time;
  • external speakers from Colleges, Sixth Forms, Apprenticeship Providers and businesses/industries;
  • careers and skills workshops;
  • careers fairs;
  • the opportunity to meet with an external, impartial careers advisor;
  • access the school’s Careers Leader who has a Careers Leadership qualification.

Provider Access Policy

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997. Please click here to read the full policy.

Student entitlements

Throughout Years 7 to 11, each student is entitled:

  • to find out about technical education and apprenticeship opportunities within a careers programme that offers access to a full range of education and training options, available at each transition point;
  • to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships, through talks, workshops, educational trips, options evenings, assemblies and fairs;
  • to receive unbiased, impartial careers advice that is in their best interests, made by a qualified impartial careers advisor;
  • to understand how to make applications to the full range of technical academic and apprenticeship courses.


Each year the CEIAG programme will be evaluated on data collected from a range of students and teachers. We shall also attempt to survey a range of parents because we know how important the views and influence of parents are towards the success of their sons. Furthermore, data about leaver destinations, including those who leave as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) will be collated and will impact the following year’s provision. The aim of the evaluation is to identify areas of strength and weakness of the programme with the desire to implement changes the following academic year so as to improve it, to better educate and support our students.

Whole School Careers Overview 2022-2023for more information clic