Careers Lead
Jemma Wall (

Preparing young people for their future is at the very core of what we do at Walderslade and Greenacre Schools Partnership. A key tool in achieving this is by providing high quality Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) for our young people and by driving aspirations and preparing our students for their next steps in life.

We support our young people in collaboration with CXK who provide excellent careers guidance, via both group sessions and one-to-one sessions, with our Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students. We host regular assemblies to give young people the opportunity to hear from both local and national employers about: the workplace, job opportunities and the skills needed to succeed in key industries and to become work place ready. We also aim to expose our young people to rich opportunities, whereby they can learn about: other colleges and sixth form providers, universities, apprenticeships, degree apprenticeships, T Levels, etc.

We have a tailored Personal Development (PD) curriculum which encompasses careers and many of our outstanding staff have excellent industry experience (outside of education) which is used to further enrich lessons and embed careers across the curriculum.

Please feel free to browse the below for further information:

For Staff:

Welcome, staff, to a section dedicated to supporting staff with the implementation of careers into the curriculum. Weaving careers into our curriculum helps us to meet Gatsby Benchmark 4. If you have forgotten what Gatsby Benchmark 4 involves, please watch the short video below.

For further ideas on how to link careers into your curriculum, please refer to the document below to explore further ideas and resources.

For Parents:

Navigating the world of careers with your young person can be a little overwhelming. Please see below for some useful websites that will help you explore next steps:

Kent Choices is a free, online prospectus and application system for young people to apply to: sixth forms, colleges, training providers, and apprenticeships. Both parents/carers and students can find lots of impartial information throughout the site that will support students in making the best decision for their future, while also highlighting the skills they need to succeed post-16.

This is a tool which allows you to search for apprenticeship opportunities in any sector. You can also input your postcode and specify “within XXX miles” to further narrow down search options (really useful when considering travel). There is also the option to search for current apprenticeship vacancies by level e.g., intermediate, advanced, higher etc.

When it comes to careers, parents/carers/guardians have the biggest influence and impact in children’s lives. Talking Futures is a resource created to help you have informed and constructive conversations with your child/ward about the different training and education pathways available to them.

Labour Market Information (LMI) a useful tool to help research future jobs in the local area, understand the skills needed for certain roles, and the demand for future employment.

The Kent and Medway Progression Federation (KMPF) is a collaborative partnership of higher education providers, colleges, schools and community organisations working to make sure young people from all backgrounds can see and reach their potential. They provide information, advice, and guidance for anyone from Kent and Medway who needs support exploring their post-16 and/or post-18 education options.

For Students:

For the student tab, please can we have the following:

Are you unsure of what your post-16 or post-18 options are? If so, please take a moment to watch this really informative video that explains to you the range of options which are available to you:

The team at Amazing Apprenticeships offer a really handy guide to apprenticeships. If you’re interested in finding out more, you can read all about apprenticeships, here:

Have you been hearing a lot about T Levels, but you’re not sure what they are? If so, watch this short video which will further explain T Levels to you: T Levels:

Would you like to take A Levels, but aren’t sure which ones to pick? This really helpful video gives further guidance on what to consider when making A Level choices:

Are you keen to apply to university? The UCAS website contains a wealth of information to help you explore all of your options and to also look further at key areas, such as: applying through UCAS, personal statements, “clearing,” and student finance:

Information, Advice and Guidance Support

Calling all parents, carers and employers!

If you want to support us in our careers programme, or if you could offer your services as a business mentor, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

Careerometer: A tool to compare jobs

Click the dotted square. Type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop-down list, then add your second and third choice to see the comparison.