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Embed confidence; fuel ambition.

Embed confidence; fuel ambition.

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The Curriculum


AmbitionThis theme is best summarised through our Focus on your Future (Careers) strategy.

Our Vision

All students are ambitious and have the confidence to make fully informed decisions about their future.
All students have access to a wide range of educational opportunities, support and guidance to confidently fulfil their ambitions.

Our Commitment

At Lawnswood School we are committed to ensuring that all our students in years 7 to 11 have high quality impartial advice on career opportunities as part of our Focus On Your Future Programme. It is very important to us that regular access to employers, independent expert guidance and workplace experiences supports students in making informed, realistic and educated decisions about their next steps.

Our Focus On Your Future programme provides access to differentiated, impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of options (including academic, vocational, apprenticeships) that are most likely to help our students to achieve their ambitions. We believe that giving students the best careers education and guidance is vital to improving their motivation to learn and help them to achieve.

Our commitment goes beyond the statutory minimum requirements and our provision is regularly audited against both the statutory Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Careers Guidance and the more aspirational Career Development Institute framework.

Our FOYF Team

Careers Leader: Mrs Fiona Gilbank

Responsible and accountable for the strategic development and delivery of the Lawnswood School FOYF programme of career advice and guidance.

Careers Development Coordinator: Mrs Sam Gill

Responsible for independent 1:1 guidance and development of our network of external providers and supporters.

FOYF Governor: Josh Adams 

Has a strategic interest in careers education and guidance and encourages employer engagement for careers. The FOYF Governor works with the Careers Leader to ensure that the school, as a minimum, meets its statutory requirements for the provision of work- related learning and employer engagement for all its students.

All teaching and classroom support staff:

Responsible for ensuring that FOYF is embedded across all aspects of our work, from lessons through to trips and visits.