Gumley House School FCJ

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Career Development

Information Advice and Guidance

Our careers programme aims to develop students’ knowledge of career and education pathways, whilst also learning about the skills they will need to enter them successfully.  We help each student explore aspirations for their future; and leads on a skills based curriculum which supports a dynamic and experiential careers programme across every year group in the school.


We aim to ensure that all our students are prepared for life after Gumley House, for university and for the world of work. We particularly want to help students develop the skills and knowledge needed for the changing job market which we set out to achieve through giving students a range of opportunities to engage with employers, further education and higher education providers through their time at the school.


We aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage all pupils to consider a wide range of careers.  Through careers education and guidance, we aim to ensure all students make the most of their talents and are fully prepared for the next stages of their education, employment, self-employment or training.  Central to this aim is the focus on academic achievement; we firmly believe that all students will be able to access a wider range of careers options with a strong academic grounding, particularly in the core EBacc subjects, if this is the path the students wish to take.

Our aim is to meet all of the Gatsby Benchmarks this academic year to ensure we are providing the best preparations for our students.  We use the Gatsby Benchmarks as a guide to plan our Careers & Enrichment programme.  As part of our commitment to informing our students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeship and vocational providers to speak to students.  A detailed overview of each of the Gatsby Benchmarks can be found here:

Our aims, therefore are:

  • To ensure outcomes for all pupils are exceptionally high.
  • To provide high quality, impartial careers guidance that helps pupils to make informed choices about which courses suit their academic needs and aspirations.
  • To ensure pupils are prepared for the next stage of their education, employment, self-employment or training.
  • To allow pupils to understand how their education equips them with the behaviours and attitudes necessary for success in their next stage of education, training or employment and for their adult life.

In particular we intend our pupils to:

  • Develop a broad understanding of the world of work and an ability to respond to changing opportunities.
  • Develop independent research skills so that they can make good use of information and guidance.
  • Develop and use their self-knowledge when thinking about and making choices.
  • Develop the skills they need to review achievements, plan future actions, make decisions, present themselves well and cope with change and transition.


Curriculum Plan (Key Stages 3-5)

Gumley House Careers Policy 2022-2024


Apprenticeships have risen considerably in recent years and are now more popular than they've ever been before.  We have students taking up apprenticeships post Sixth Form and their experiences are inspiring! For more information on apprenticeships, please see our presentation below:


Provider Access

New Provider Access Legislation took effect from January 2023 and applies to all schools and colleges in England. The new Provider Access Legislation was set out in the Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022 and is designed to develop and strengthen the existing legislation (the Baker Clause) by ensuring strong partnerships between schools and different types of training providers. This is to ensure that all students in years 8 – 13 have meaningful encounters with providers of technical education and apprenticeships, so that they can be better informed about their options. umley House is committed to developing and strengthening strong partnerships between different types of training providers, as per the Baker Clause and Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022, in order to ensure that all students in Years 8 to 13 have meaningful encounters with providers of technical education and apprenticeships. Please find below the Gumley House Provider Access Policy.

Provider Access Policy Statement

Measuring the Impact of our Careers Programme

As well as regularly evaluating our programme internally using our curriculum reviews and Student Voice forum, we use a service called Compass+ which is a tool from The Careers & Enterprise Company which will help us benchmark, manage, track and report on our careers programme.  Additionally, our CEIAG Careers Strategy is reviewed by an external business (Lloyds of London) as well as the local Careers Cluster for quality assurance and relevance.

Independent Careers Advice

We are delighted to be working alongside our external independent careers partners, Innervate Careers, who offer bespoke career support to students through regular publications and one-to-one interviews. 

Latest Careers Newsletter

CAREERS support for parents/carers

Our Parent Information Page links to further advice and support, particularly for parents supporting their children through discussions about careers.


Ms J. Claro   |   Assistant Headteacher 
Gumley House School FCJ, 
St. John's Road, Isleworth, TW7 6XF
020 8568 8692