Careers Guidance Information


Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) is an essential part of the support we offer to students at Washwood Heath Academy.  Effective careers support can help to prepare our young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life; it can help them to make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers. The correct careers advice and support can motivate pupils to achieve their academic goals and develop resilience. As options for young people become more varied and complex, it is vital that they are supported to develop the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices for their future. As a result, the careers program has a whole-school remit designed to complement the rest of the school curriculum, as per the Gatsby Benchmarks. 

The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks are:

  1. 1. A stable careers programme ​
  2. 2. Learning from careers and labour market information  ​
  3. 3. Addressing the needs of each student
  4. 4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. 5. Encounters with employers and employees 
  6. 6. Experiences of workplaces 
  7. 7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. 8. Personal guidance

Click here for our careers journey!