• "The school’s work to provide information, guidance and support for careers is an impressive part of its work." -OFSTED 2017

Aim of Careers Education

Careers education and guidance programmes make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. A planned progressive programme of activities supports them in choosing 14 – 19 pathways that suit their interests and abilities and help them to follow a career path and sustain employability throughout their working lives. Hertswood Academy believes that Careers and Work Related Education (CWRE) and Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) are essential:

  • To prepare young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
  • To support and inspire young people to achieve their full potential, raising their aspirations.
  • To empower young people to plan and manage their own futures.
  • To provide comprehensive information on all options which assist career choices.
  • To promote equality, diversity, social mobility and challenge stereotypes.
  • To support young people to sustain employability and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives.

Hertswood Academy is committed to:

• Providing a planned programme of careers education, and information, advice and guidance (IAG) for all pupils and students. We recognise our statutory duty as set out in the Careers guidance and inspiration in schools, April 2017, this secures independent, impartial careers guidance for students, to inspire and motivate them to achieve their full potential by including information on the full range of education and training options, including apprenticeships and vocational pathways.

• Achieving a range of outcomes for young people including the careers and work related learning outcomes as well as practical outcomes such as positive destinations, successful transitions and the on-going development of employability skills.


Hertswood Academy is committed to the continual improvement of the Careers Programme after gaining Investors in Careers award. The effectiveness of the programme is evaluated using feedback from stakeholders.



The Hertswood Academy Careers Team has put together the resources below to help you make informed decisions about career choices.



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Training


University Information


Alternative Routes After Year 11


Work Experience

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