CAREERS EDUCATION & GUIDANCE - preparing students for their future!

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A good quality careers guidance and education programme will raise the aspirations of all young people. It will increase motivation by linking activities in school with preparation for life post 16 and post 18 and we provide extensive opportunities for external providers to meet with students to provide careers and labour market information.

Careers guidance will contribute to raising pupil achievement, help students focus on their longer-term career ambitions and ensure an equality of opportunity for all. This aspiration links to the school's overall vision, which is that:

Our students grow into well-rounded individuals, equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to lead happy, meaningful lives within society

At The Deepings School we provide a comprehensive programme to students in every year group and this includes work related learning, enterprise education and support with key stage option choices. Our careers overview and newsletter can be viewed at the bottom of this page, however, activities and events are subject to on-going review to ensure compliance relating to Covid-19.

There are comprehensive guides for students and parents on the respective sub pages, providing information relating to:

  • finding support following exam results days 
  • decision making 
  • being prepared  
  • career management skills
  • adding value
  • pathways
  • positive wellbeing
  • links to potential employer

We are grateful to the Careers & Enterprise Company and for providing these virtual resources to help support our students and parents/carers. Sixth Form students are well supported as they make applications to university, apply for Higher Level Apprenticeships or other post 18 pathways, as are SEND students. 

The school annually assesses the impact of the careers programme and this is verified via an external moderator and views are sought from all stakeholders, as the programme evolves to consider the needs of students and local, national and global jobs market. Please refer to the careers policy document for details of student entitlement. The date of the next review is January 2023.

We aim to equip our students with the skills to career plan and know how and where to access impartial and unbiased information. Developing enterprise and employability skills are important and have been recognised as a National Citizen Service Champion School. 

As part of their entitlement, students have access to external providers to ensure they learn about approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships.  Please see our provider access policy document, linked to this page via the employers and training providers section.The school is also a National Apprenticeship Champion School for it's work in highlighting this pathway.

Our NEET (not in employment, education or training) figures remain low, despite the challenges of the pandemic. Reports provided by Lincolnshire County Council in March 2022 are detailed below.

Our 2021 Year 11 leavers (237) progressed successfully onto pathways of their choice with 95.8% of the cohort meeting the RPA (raising of the participation age) compliance, compared with 92.7% England and 93.1% Lincolnshire. 224 continued to their intended destination, six started an apprenticeship and seven moved out of the area.

Year 12 (92 students) achieved 100%, compared with 83.6% England and 86.3% Lincolnshire.  88 moving into Year 13 at the school's Sixth Form, one securing an apprenticeship and three moving on to Stamford College. All learners are supported with their transition applications, however, FE establishments in neighbouring counties are unable to share course enrolment data with us, to enable us to reconfirm the destination of a few students.

Three year reporting provided by Confident Choices enables us to confirm that students are continuing with their choice of Post 16 course.

The Careers programme is developed in consideration of the CDI (Career Development Institute) framework and the Gatsby Report's eight benchmarks.  Three key areas are:

Self Development - through careers, employability and enterprise education

Careers Exploration - learning about careers and the world of work

Career Management - learning how to develop career management and employability skills (to include managing changes and transitions)

The Deepings School contracts the services of a specialist independent personal guidance adviser and any student can request an appointment via the Careers Lead, Mrs Taylor: 

The school shares student data with the external careers guidance practitioner to ensure impartial and individual advice can be offered and with the Local Authority, with regard to intended destinations tracking. With the consent of the student, action/next step plans are available to view by key members of staff and parents/carers. Parents/carers have an important role to play in supporting their child with career planning and we have some useful documents linked to this page and a dedicated parents/carers page.

All Year 10 and Year 12 students have the opportunity to undertake a period of work experience. For students unable to undertake a physical placement, there will be a series of  'virtual' experiences delivered in school. This is an invaluable opportunity to develop employability skills and sample the world of work, albeit remotely. 

Careers guidance is on-going throughout the academic year and is delivered through PSHE lessons, tutor periods, collapsed timetable events and external trips and is enhanced by working with local businesses, apprenticeship providers, colleges and universities. We retain the prestigious Careers Mark Platinum award, the first school in Lincolnshire to achieve this. This Quality in Careers Standard provides an additional assessment of the impact of our programme. Another successful re-validation took place in November 2021, when it was confirmed that we are  now fully meeting all the Gatsby Benchmarks.

For further information about our careers and work related programme please contact: Mrs L. Taylor, Careers Leader/Events  Manager on 01778 342159 or Email:

Please refer to the careers plan and newsletter for an overview of this year's programme. You will also find the latest Labour Market Information within the list of documents attached to this page.


Curriculum Date  
2018 SEN Report 22nd Mar 2018 Download
Alumni Profile Deepings Liam Reilly 29th Oct 2018 Download
Assessment and Internal Verification Policy 2017 18.pdf 20th Feb 2018 Download
Business Studies 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Careers Advice Calendar 2018 19 20th Jul 2018 Download
Careers Education Policy 2019 05th Mar 2019 Download
Careers Education Policy March 2018 08th Mar 2018 Download
Careers Guidance Calendar 14th Feb 2019 Download
Careers Guidance Websites 14th Feb 2019 Download
Careers Plan Newsletter 2018 19 20th Jul 2018 Download
Careers websites September 2018 19th Sep 2018 Download
CEIAG Calendar of activities 01st May 2018 Download
Centre Guidance malpractice maladministration.pdf 20th Feb 2018 Download
CiMedia Parent Revision Skills 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Cognition and Learning 23rd Mar 2018 Download
Communication and Interaction Needs 23rd Mar 2018 Download
Computer Science Revision Skills 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Employer Engagement Policy 20th Feb 2018 Download
English 02nd Feb 2018 Download
English Language 02nd Feb 2018 Download
English Literature Dickens Powerpoint 02nd Feb 2018 Download
English Literature Dickens Word 02nd Feb 2018 Download
English Literature Poetry Powerpoint 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Equal Opportunities Your Daughters Future and sons too 13th Sep 2018 Download
Explanation of the Changes to SEN 18th Sep 2016 Download
Extra-Curricular Timetable Term 2 2019-2020 01st Nov 2019 Download
Geography Powerpoint 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Geography Revision Booklet Page 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Guidelines for work experience 2019 10th Sep 2018 Download
History 02nd Feb 2018 Download
History Powerpoint 02nd Feb 2018 Download
It's Your Choice - Post 16 options 11th Oct 2018 Download
JCQ Suspected Malpractice 17 18 20th Feb 2018 Download
Labour Market Information and Useful Terms 02nd Oct 2018 Download
Labour Market Information update October 2018 09th Oct 2018 Download
Learner Appeals Procedure 2017 18 20th Feb 2018 Download
Learner Malpractice Policy 2017 18 20th Feb 2018 Download
Local Offer 2015 18th Sep 2016 Download
Main Booklet Pages 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Modern Foreign Languages Powerpoint 02nd Feb 2018 Download
National Citizenship Service Programme 05th Nov 2018 Download
Parent Guide to Apprenticeships April 2018 12th Jul 2018 Download
Parent Pack March Apprenticeships 26th Mar 2019 Download
Parents Apprenticeship Guide 12th Oct 2016 Download
Parents apprenticeship information pack 21st Nov 2018 Download
Parents Apprenticeships Guide 02nd Nov 2018 Download
Parents Guide 16th Jan 2018 Download
Parents Information Guide eBook 21st Jun 2017 Download
Parents Post 16 information 02nd Nov 2018 Download
PE Revision Resource 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Privacy Notice 07th Oct 2016 Download
Provider Access Policy reviewed January 2019 07th Jan 2019 Download
Registration and Certification Policy 2017 18 20th Feb 2018 Download
Religious Studies Revision 02nd Feb 2018 Download
SEN Changes to Provision 18th Sep 2016 Download
SEN September Letter 18th Sep 2016 Download
Sensory and Physical Needs.pdf 23rd Mar 2018 Download
Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) 23rd Mar 2018 Download
The Deepings School James 29th Oct 2018 Download
The Deepings School Rachel 29th Oct 2018 Download
Trip FAQs 12th Sep 2019 Download
Trip FAQs 14th Jul 2017 Download
Trip FAQs Online Payment Consent.pdf 14th Nov 2016 Download
Trip FAQs.pdf 14th Mar 2019 Download
Work Experience information evening 2018 05th Oct 2018 Download
Year 11 Information Evening 2019 03rd Oct 2019 Download
Year 11 Information Evening for Parents 1 October 2018 01st Oct 2018 Download
Year 11 Revision Skills Evening Main Presentation Powerpoint 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Year 8 options booklet 2019 15th Feb 2019 Download