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WPA is committed to providing high quality Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance to help inspire students and to enable them to make rational informed career decisions. WPA School aims to meet all eight Benchmarks identified by the Gatsby Foundation.


We view careers as not being the responsibility of a Careers Leader and a small number of teachers, but of all staff at WPA. We can make small changes in the curriculum that can have a big impact in the classrooms.

Have a look at some of the resources below for ideas on how to inspire students to explore the world of work:

  • Capture Buzz Moments in the classroom

  • Access lesson plans, videos and quizzes for over 15 industry sectors


  • My Learning, My Future is a suite of resources to support subject teaching staff, from over 20 subjects at KS3 & KS4


  • Helpful Qualification Chart



At WPA, we would like all subject areas to do the following:

  • Have a prominent display that links subject learning and skill development to different careers.

  • Develop links with businesses and organisations to invite alumni and other external speakers to come into school (virtually where an actual visit is not feasible).

  • Where appropriate to organise external visits by students to local businesses/organisations.

  • Record careers learning opportunities for students in schemes of learning.

  • Have a career focussed lesson, such as talking about your career pathway, or showing a short film where people in a range of job roles explain the relevance of skills learned in your subject at school to the job you are doing now.

  • Explore the possibility of developing real projects/challenges for students with a local business or organisation e.g., a local company setting IT students the task of designing/updating their website.

Consider the needs and interests of all students and ensure that information challenges stereotyping including gender and disabilities.

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