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Foxwood Academy

Begin your Journey

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.


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


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.



This information will be reviewed in March 2021.

Links to further information:

Preparing for Adulthood

The SEND Gatsby Benchmark Toolkit