Foxwood Academy

Foxwood Academy

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  2. Careers & Employability

Careers & Employability Offer



Preparing our young people for life beyond Foxwood has always been central to the work we do. Foxwood has a long and successful history of helping students develop their understanding about the world of work.


We regularly post upcoming events such as transition fairs, college open days and Employers' events on our school Facebook page. Please follow and check the page for regular updates.  


The following links outline and give further details of:

1) Foxwood's Careers Strategy  which reflects the Government's Careers Strategy (December 2017): “making the most of everyone’s skills and talents” and

2) Gatsby Benchmarks 'What Good Provision Looks Like' at Foxwood



Gatsby Benchmark & Compass+

The Government's Careers Strategy (December 2017) has given us the opportunity to review our offer using the Compass Toolkit and to develop it further to ensure we are covering all of the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.

The careers strategy is part of the government’s plan to make Britain fairer, improve social mobility and offer opportunity to everyone.

Gatsby Benchmarks

Benchmark 1: A stable careers programme

Benchmark 2: Learning from career and labour market information Benchmark

Benchmark 3: Addressing the needs of each pupil Benchmark

Benchmark 4: Linking curriculum learning to careers Benchmark

Benchmark 5: Encounters with employers and employees Benchmark

Benchmark 6: Experiences of workplaces Benchmark

Benchmark 7: Encounters with further and higher education Benchmark

Benchmark 8: Personal guidance


We are delighted that this year we scored 100% in each of the benchmarking criteria  - this is an excellent achievement and we are very proud of our children, young people and provision.

Gatsby Benchmarks December 2022

The Academy has a designated Careers Leader, Lindsey Norton, whose role is to co-ordinate all the careers and employability activities across the Academy.

Email:  Telephone: 0115 9177202.


In addition to the work done within the classroom, all students in Year 9 and above have access to independent impartial careers advice and guidance from a fully qualified and registered Careers Advisor, Lynn Addison Ideas4Careers Ltd.


To apply for access to be a provider please view the document here


Our Supported Internships/Work Related Learning information can be found here


This information will be reviewed in January 2024.

Links to further information:

Preparing for Adulthood

The SEND Gatsby Benchmark Toolkit