Breckland School


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“A well considered careers programme prepares pupils effectively for their next steps when they leave school.”

Ofsted | 2022

At Breckland School we give a high priority to careers education, information, advice and guidance (including opportunities for work-related learning).

Our Main Careers Leader is Mrs Woods (email).

Our independent level 6 qualified careers adviser, Ellen de Winnaar, works with individuals in years 10 & 11 and small groups in years 8 & 9, to ensure that every student has the opportunity to engage with impartial advice and guidance on their future careers. If you would like to request a meeting with Ellen (parents and carers can attend as well), please make a request by clicking on this link – Email Ellen.

We are also joined by Kit Marie Rackley (they/she), a neaco Higher Education Champion from the University of East Anglia. Kit Marie is in school on most Tuesdays and works with Year 10 and 11 students offering a range of support to help prepare for life after school, from study skills and exam support to helping with informed decisions and research about work and further study. The neaco Take Your Place website contains a range of useful information for students, parents & carers. Year 10 & 11 students can also contact Kit Marie directly by email – Email Kit Marie.

This work is supplemented by a range of in-class career planning activities as part of our PSHE curriculum, collapsed careers and enterprise days and trips to careers events, workplaces and post-16 providers. We value the skills provided by work related learning and Year 10 have the opportunity for a week-long work experience placement in the summer term.

Click on the links below to find out more information:

Monitoring, Review and Evaluation

Our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance is reviewed and monitored termly against the 8 Gatsby benchmarks. We use the Compass+ tool to manage, track and report on our careers programme.

We evaluate the success of our CEIAG programme in the following ways:

  • Student feedback during mentor activities
  • Student surveys
  • Destinations Data
  • Lesson observations
  • School Council