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‘The future depends on what you do today.’ – Mahatma Gandhi

Our programme of careers advice, information and guidance will help young people make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers. As we develop career awareness and broaden horizons, we are supporting the vision and mission of the school that all learners ‘Think Big, Chase Dreams, Succeed Together’. It is essential that the school contributes in preparing young people for opportunities, responsibilities and experience of life. All 11-16 year olds who attend Shuttleworth College will be exposed to the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices and achieve economic wellbeing in later life.

Statement on provider access

The 5 year programme aims to meet the government’s benchmarks in a range of different ways. Many are outlined below:

The Gatsby Benchmarks

What this looks like at Shuttleworth

A Stable Careers Programme A 5 year programme lead by a senior leader to meet the benchmarks and target key transition periods (e.g. post 16, KS3 to KS4).

Age appropriate and timely activities.

Shared information via the website with links for students, families, teachers and employers.

Letters, meetings and information are shared with students and parents at key points.

Timely work-related learning conference for Year 10, ‘Your Future, Your Choice’, to develop employability skills, provide experiences of work, encounters with employers and results in informed post 16 applications in Year 11.

Careers section within the library.

Learning From Career and Labour Market Information (LMI) Shared information via the website with links for students, families, teachers and employers.

Directing all to find advice via the links on the websites, e.g. nationalcareers, start, careerpilot which updates using LMI. This includes in-house careers taught sessions.

Deliver a northwest specific LMI session during the week long, Y10 work-related conference ‘Your Future, Your Choice’ held at Burnley College.

Addressing The Needs Of Each Pupil Shuttleworth’s 5 year programme links directly to its ethos of ‘Think big, chase dreams, succeed together’.  It is aimed at meeting the needs of all students.

Student Profile folders and shmoodle employment logs facilitates Y10/11 tracking their career development.

Y10 undertake an aspirations survey so we can try and match provision to interests.

Post 16 applications and destinations are tracked in Y11 and followed-up. This prevents NEET and ensures appropriate and ambitious pathways.

We challenge female career stereotyping via the ‘Women into Engineering’ event during International Women’s Day.

Linking Curriculum Learning To Careers The overview includes pre and post sessions related to the careers activity.

STEM (Science technology Engineering and Maths) activities are promoted through the science and creative technologies curriculum. This includes enrichment such as STEM Club, Secondary Engineers and Bicycle Club.

Technology link learning programmes to industry links and have organised industry visits linked to lessons and/or classroom projects.

Promotion of Young Engineers at Burnley College.

English has supported with CV writing in addition to practising face-to-face and telephone interview techniques.

Maths deliver money management in PSHEE sessions.

Encounters With Employers and Employees Employers, employees, industry representatives and FE staff have attended a range of Shuttleworth events, e.g. Y9 and Y11 careers fairs, Open Evenings, assemblies.

‘Your Future, Your Choice’.  Burnley College based employability conference includes employability skill building using different work-based providers.

All Y8 will take part in site visits to local industries. This includes pre-and post -activities in school.

A visit is organised to the Apprenticeship Show, Manchester and promotion of all FE Apprenticeship events (Y11).

14 Burnley Bondholders currently act as Y11 mentors for some students.

Experiences Of Workplaces ‘Your Future, Your Choice’ in July of Y10.  This week long, Burnley College based employability conference includes work place visits and work shadowing.

All Y8 will take part in site visits to local industries. This includes pre-and post -activities in school.

We currently have connections with the following companies:

AMS Neve




Futaba Tenneco

Kaman Tooling


Burnley College

Pendle leisure


RPC Containers



Within the northwest:

UK Fast

Williams BMW

This includes STEM enrichment with visits to AMS Neve and RPC Containers.

Encounters With Further and Higher Education (FE & HE) FE Taster days are attended by Y10/Y11

·         Burnley

·         Nelson & Colne

·         Across

·         Thomas Whitham (most able focus)

During their 5 years, students will have the opportunity to have 2 Russell Group university visits. This includes taught sessions in school on, ‘What is university? What could I study? Where could I study? Planning for independent living’.

Careers fairs for Y9 and Y11 with FE presentations inform on the whole range of post 16 choices. FE staff are directed to stress how academic success links to future pathways.

Form Tutors and Pastoral Leaders are trained by FE staff on FE and apprenticeship applications. This includes higher level apprenticeships.

The Y11 Careers Fair includes an application and CV writing session supported by FE staff.

We encourage the participation in the Young Engineers programme – Burnley college

Personal Guidance During ‘Your Future, Your Choice’, all students undertake a mock interview and get verbal and written feedback.

Form Tutors and Pastoral Leaders are trained on all the options available.

FE qualified staff are used during Y11 application sessions and provide drop-in sessions during half-term 2.

Individual sessions are booked in during for anyone without an appropriate application in place.

Shuttleworth staff are available to help a guide with applications including interview techniques.

Key contact

Mrs E Bacon

Assistant Headteacher


Tel: 01282 682300 Ext: 11109