Here at Lydiard Park Academy we are committed and passionate when preparing pupils for both Higher Education and entry into the labour market.

Careers, education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) is now an embedded focus of our PSHE Curriculum from Year 7 through to Year 13. With an emphasis based upon apprenticeship support for pupils in Year 11-13.

We recognise that not every pupil wishes to attend University upon completion of their A level studies and therefore offer support and guidance to pupils who are considering ‘Degree, Higher and Level 3’ apprenticeships.

Additionally, vocational routes and apprenticeships are given an equal focus when preparing pupils for Post 16 plans. We strive to offer impartial advice in order to help our pupils make informed decisions regarding their futures.

We support the student body by offering a combination of activity-based learning but also include direct links within our curriculum in order for pupils to identify how taught subjects can relate to employment opportunities in later life.

We consistently strive to offer impartial advice, which helps them to consider their plans when ‘moving on from LPA’.

To support this further we work very closely with apprenticeship providers such as Green Labyrinth who are one of Swindon’s premier apprenticeship providers allowing us to conduct mock interviews, CV creation and assess employability skills.  Should you wish to review their opportunities then please use the following link click here.

Visits to and from local and national businesses are regular features of the school calendar. To support our Year 10 pupils, we enlist external business support and offer mock interviews whilst at the same time hosting our annual careers fair.

As a school, we are fortunate to have prestige businesses such as Honda, Intel, Great Western Hospital, Nationwide, Vets4pets and Excalibur communications working with us to support such events.

This section of our website also incorporates our school policy will allow for a one-stop location for all things ‘Careers’ so please use the web page link provided.

Best regards,

Mr M Godley
Careers Lead

Vocational Grants Flyer – click here for further details.

Ofsted Quote

“Inspectors should explore:….

The extent to which the school has developed and implemented a strategy for ensuring that all pupils in Years 8 to 13 receive effective careers guidance. The impact of this guidance in helping young people to make informed choices about their next steps.

How well the school meets the needs of all vulnerable groups of pupils, including reducing the numbers who do not continue to education, employment or training.”

Ofsted link:-