Careers Education Information & Guidance (CEIAG)

Our vision

At Lymm High School, we are committed to providing the best possible, impartial information, advice and guidance. Through our careers program, we strive to develop students’ knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills to help them make well-informed choices about their future.

We work in conjunction with our qualified careers advisor, Joanna Cunliffe, who provides one to one sessions with students and provides them with expert and impartial advice on a range of opportunities available to them. Our CEIAG link within school is Mrs B Dowdall (bdowdall@lymmhigh.org.uk).

The Gatsby Benchmarks

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges. At Lymm High School, we meet these benchmarks in the following ways:

Stable Careers Program

  • As part of the Life Programme, students study careers education that focusses on:
Year 7 Different types of employment and employment skills
Year 8 Work life behaviours and gender stereotypes
Year 9 Finance and labour market information
Year 10 CV writing workshop and post-16 choices
Year 11 Budgeting and interview skills
Sixth form Which careers will suit you?

Career and Labour Market information

  • Fast tomato subscription
  • Use of icouldbe.com as part of the Life Programme
  • Apprenticeship Evening

Addressing the need of each pupil

  • Impartial careers advice
  • Careers aspiration form

Linking the curriculum to careers

  • Careers focus week

Encounters with employers

  • Apprenticeship evening
  • Careers fair
  • Guest speakers in assembly
  • Trips as identified here (to follow)

Experience of the workplace

  • Year 12 work experience placements

Personal guidance

  • KS4 and KS5 one to one sessions with a qualified careers advisor
  • Year 9 options interview
  • Life Programme