Advice and Guidance Links

Lydiard Park Academy are committed to the implementation of the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.

Benchmark 8

This page is dedicated to the understanding of ‘Benchmark 8’.

According to the Gatsby Foundation: –

“Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils but should be timed to meet their individual needs.”

To ensure delivery of this Benchmark, LPA will commit to ensuring every pupil will have at least one such interview by the age of 16, and the opportunity for a further interview by the age of 18.

To support additional knowledge and understanding, this page contains links to a variety of providers who can offer up to the minute information, guidance and advice for Parents, Pupils and teachers alike.

Please click on the links below for further information: –

“We provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work”.

“From apprenticeships to debt-free education, there are literally thousands of other opportunities out there. The Not Going to Uni team are here to help you find apprenticeships, college courses or work experience to start building your future”.

“You’re young and you have huge potential. You have what it takes to succeed in new challenges, embrace new experiences and make your mark on the world. NCS is here to help you on your journey. If you’re aged 15-17, come and prove what you’re capable of achieving”.

Plan your study & work. Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, routes to different qualifications and job sectors. Career tools to help you decide.

“Choose your future, explore your options, apply to university, and more.”

A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to 6 months.

“Learn about what is happening in your area; who has what jobs, how people are recruited and where the growth sectors are.”

“Welcome to the Apprenticeship Guide, the definitive guide to apprentices in England, online and in print.”