Outwood Academy Foxhills Careers

Our CEIAG Pledge

The Quality in Careers Standard is the single national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in schools, colleges and work-based learning. The careers education and guidance programme at Outwood Academy Foxhills seeks to positively support students to acquire the educational, social and employability skills necessary for lifelong success in a diverse and changing world of work.

We are currently working with an external provider:

Progress Careers is an external, independent and impartial careers guidance service who will support you to aim high in your career goals and aspirations.

Students at Outwood Academy Foxhills are entitled to a careers education and guidance programme which:

  • Is personal to students and always puts students interests first.

  • Motivates and inspires students to consider all opportunities both within and outside Outwood Academy Foxhills.

  • Helps students to gain the skills they need to make their career ambitions a reality.

  • Provides the support students need to be successful.

  • Helps students access any additional support they might need.

  • Is delivered by trained and qualified teachers and advisers, with up-to-date knowledge and

  • understanding of career pathways and local labour market information.

  • Protects and respects students personal information and shares it only with their consent

Together with staff from Progress Careers we will support the career development in a number of ways including:

  • Information and discussion in lessons and assemblies to help students make decisions about your future.

  • Activities and events such as careers fairs.

  • Access to career advisers in a variety of ways including individual meetings, drop-in sessions, learning pathway planning and results days.

  • Careers information and IT based careers programmes.

  • Information and updates on notice boards, plasma screens and websites.

Students can access careers information in many ways at Outwood Academy Foxhills including:

  • Attending an interview in the careers room (these can be booked through this website)

  • Drop in sessions with Progress Careers on Tuesday during lunch breaks, or after school 2.30-3.30pm

We review the success of out careers programme by looking at the destinations of our existing Year 11 students with a target of 0% NEET (students not in education, employment or training).


Opportunities for providers to speak with students include school assemblies, employer and provider engagement events such as career fairs or career café’s. In the first instance, requests by providers should be sent to the Academy’s AP and Career’s lead Justin Parkinson at j.parkinson@foxhills.outwood.com with a minimum of 6 weeks’ lead time. All requests will be considered on the basis of; staffing availability to support the activity, clashes with other planned activity, trips or visits to the Academy, interruption to preparation for examinations or rooming and space availability to host the activity.


Justin Parkinson (j.parkinson@foxhills.outwood.com)

Claire Bradbury (c.bradbury@foxhills.outwood.com)

Cathy Walsh (c.walsh@foxhills.outwood.com)

Rachel Jones (Progress Careers)

Sue Hague (Link Governor)