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Careers programme

Our transition strategy is designed to meet the needs of our learners at Keyham Lodge School by providing a purposeful and bespoke journey through KS4 to ensure a successful transition into their next phase of education.

We aim to create a positive culture and reduce barriers by instilling confidence and self-motivation in all Keyham students, leading to high aspirations that are delivered through a range of media.

With this support in place, students will be able to actively decide on their career pathway in the knowledge that the experiences they have gained will underpin their choices.

The Careers Programme is reviewed every June. The Gatsby Benchmarks are reviewed each term. Work Experience is evaluated after each Work Experience week.

Careers Leaders:

  Richard Doyle -

Sarie-Marais Crowcroft -

Keyham Lodge School

Keyham Lane


Le5 1fg

0116 2416852

KS3 :

  • Opportunities for providers of technical education and apprenticeships to visit the school and talk to KS3 pupils online career guidance programme
  • Monthly careers conversations
  • Year 9 : interview for Pathway options
  • Year 9 taster session in pathway
  • Presentation to parents on pathway options evening
  • CORE curriculum
  • MY Skills

Success Measures:


Students engagement


Choice of pathway option sustained


Impact Ed




Qualification achieved


Reviews from Keyworker


Feedback from employers or tutors

Year 10

  • 1 WEEK KS4 work place options per year (industry linked to pathways
  • MY CORE programme – function in society
  • Speedy speakers
  • Mock Interviews
  • Extended Work Placement opportunity
  • Exposure to working environments through curriculum offer
  • Transition workshops
  • Personalised Pathway
  • Panel meeting for pathway suitability
  • Industry visits in preparation for p16



Work Experience Success


Compass results


Meeting Gatsby benchmarks




Option choice at year 11

Year 11

  • 1 X 1 WEEK KS4 work place options per year
  • Long term Work place Placement with supported business
  • Exposure to working environments
  • CORE programme – transition to P16
  • Leicestershire Cares – Work industry interviews from industry Experts
  • LLEP industry interviews
  • Transition (yr11) annual review -  
  • Connexions interview
  • PS16 Completion
  • Completion of Morrisby
  • Keyworker support for Application, visits, registration, enrolment of colleges
  • Personalised visits to colleges  and other Alternative providers
  • Leaving status
  • Alumni Final celebration dinner

Reviews from Keyworker


Feedback from employers or tutors


Understanding of necessary qualification


 Evidence / photos testimonials


Value of partnership companies (Keyham Star Companies)