Woodford County High School has high-quality Careers, Advice and Guidance, to support our high achieving and ambitious students. This is developed throughout a student’s time at the school and is always supportive of their aspirations, strengths and skills.
The policy attached below summarises the statutory guidance and recommendations. It then outlines the provision of careers education, work experience and provider access.
Statutory requirements and recommendations
The careers provision at Woodford County High School is in line with the statutory guidance developed by the Department for Education, which refers to Section 42A and 45A of the Education Act 1997. This states that all schools should provide independent careers guidance from Years 8 -13 and that this guidance should: be impartial, include information on a range of pathways, including university options or apprenticeships and be adapted to the needs to the student. In addition, the school is compliant with the careers guidance that the government set out for delivery from 5 January 2018: ‘Careers Guidance and Inspiration for young people in schools.’ This states that all academies must give education and training providers the opportunity to talk to students about approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships.