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All pupils attending FHHS have an Education, Health Care Plan (EHCP) and receive an adapted learning curriculum tailored to their individual needs and based on their outcomes as identified in the EHCP. 


The school aims to provide a safe caring environment that prepare pupils for their next steps in life, however this may look. We aim to achieve the “best future” for each of the young people that we work with by supporting their academic, emotional, social & personal development and independence. Our approach to Careers Education reflects this philosophy, we believe that high quality careers education and guidance is critical to our young people’s futures.


It helps to prepare them for the workplace by providing a clear understanding of the world of work including the routes to jobs and careers that they might find engaging and rewarding.


It supports them to acquire the self-development and career management skills they need to achieve positive employment destinations. This helps our pupils to choose their pathways, improve their life opportunities and contribute to a productive and successful economy.

Here at Fountain Head House School, we are dedicated to providing all of our pupils in years 8 to 11 with a stable, structured careers education programme, information, advice and guidance designed to ensure that pupils’ move onto the next phase of their education with the right tools and values to help prepare them for adulthood.

  • We work with our pupils and their parents and carers, to consider their future options, in order to realise their potential and decide how their skills and experiences fit with opportunities in the local job market.

  • We support pupils to prepare for their preferred transitional pathway whether that is to continue with further education, employment, training or living independently.

  • We have a person-centred approach to pupil outcomes through our EHCP annual reviews process where we work with all stakeholders to shape clear and ambitious targets for pupils to prepare for adulthood.

  • We are fully committed to our statutory and moral obligation to provide a holistic careers service for pupils in Year 8 onwards, highlighting the vocational and academic routes to their preferred career path and underpin our programme with the Gatsby Benchmarks.

  • The Gatsby Benchmarks outline all the standards of an excellent careers programme and help to ensure pupils have access to good quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) to develop the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices about their future and maximise their potential. This is provided by our partners Careers South West. 


Our approach to careers learning is carefully thought through and planned to meet the needs of each pupil. We provide all pupils in Key Stage 3 (from Year 8) and Key Stage 4, with a personalised structured careers programme in-line with the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.

We work with the assumption that with the right preparation and support many of our pupils will be capable of sustaining paid employment. We will regularly celebrate, showcase and promote the achievements of our pupils who are volunteering or in paid employment at every possible opportunity.

We engage with the local community to create work links and opportunities for our pupils.


Our objective is that: 


  • All pupils, parent carers and teachers have access to up-to-date careers information, advice and guidance.


  • All pupils have access to an engaging, enriched, meaningful and developmental careers programme.


  • All pupils are inspired and motivated for the world of world, ensuring high achievable aspirations are considered for a range of careers available. 


  • All pupils transition to a variety of sustained positive destinations.

Our Careers Strategy is designed to work in line with each of our three learning pathways, our PSHE Curriculum and our qualifications strategy.



















 Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy

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