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Career Guidance

Career Guidance

The Academy values the importance of preparing students for the world of work and their future careers.  We want our students to aspire to achieve and be the best and it is important that they are aware of the opportunities that exist for them.

Careers Guidance is facilitated by our Careers Leader, Mrs Joanne Marshall, who supports and advises students across all year groups. offering help and advice in different areas including careers, decision making, options around education, apprenticeships, employment and training. 

During Key Stage 3, students look at career paths and how it will relate to their GCSE choices.

At Key Stage 4, students receive advice and guidance on the different pathways available to them at Post 16.  A work experience placement programme is organised in Year 10.

At Key Stage 5, students receive advice and are supported in their decision making as to which route they should pursue: university, apprenticeship or employment.  Work Experience placements are also offered in Sixth Form.


To contact the careers leader, Mrs Marshall email:  Joanne.Marshall@scwa.org.uk

Student Entitlement to Careers

During their time at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy students are entitled to:

  • A careers education programme: lessons, workshops, external speakers, work-related learning or taster days.
  • Regular feedback on academic progress and how to improve so that goals can be achieved.
  • Support to develop better self-awareness to help students recognise their own strengths, areas for development, skills, motivations, and abilities.
  • Assistance when accessing and understanding information on open days, jobs, colleges, universities and apprenticeships.
  • Independent information, advice and guidance on your future career.
  • An understanding of the opportunities that are available and how to access them, so they can make positive decisions for their future.
  • Access to independent and impartial guidance to assist in making choices and plans that are right for the individual.
  • A Careers Action Plan, so you can plan for your future with our help.
  • Access to comprehensive, user-friendly web-based information to help decision making.
  • Support with letters of application, filling in forms etc.
  • Help with choices in years 8, 11 and 13.

Who can help? Form Tutors, Teachers and other staff, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Careers Adviser.


To empower students to make inspirational, independent, impartial decisions by imparting knowledge of all future options within the confines of Career Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).

For further information on the CEIAG policy for the Academy please look in policies and publications