Careers Policies and Documents

Careers policies and documents

Careers Policies and Curriculum

At Wood Green Academy we are committed to providing all of our students with a planned programme of careers education activities throughout their school career, with opportunities at key transition points to access impartial information and expert advice and guidance through Sandwell Connexions. We are also committed to maximising the benefits for students by using a whole school approach involving Parents, Carers, Connexions, Employers, Apprenticeship & training providers

​By beginning careers education at the very start of their journey at Wood Green Academy we believe that students’ aspirations and motivation are increased and they are more equipped to make better informed decisions at key stage transitions.

Find out about our structured careers programme for all students.

CEIAG Evaluation and Review

At Wood Green Academy we work closely with the Careers and Enterprise company. This is an external organisation that was set up by the Government to help support schools, colleges and employers follow the Department of Education Careers Strategy, and work in partnership with one another, by sharing good practice and spreading outstanding careers advice, guidance and inspiration to every young person across the country, regardless of their social or economic background.


As an Academy l, we ensure we use the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks as a foundation when planning our CEIAG Careers provision and, the effectiveness of our provision is inspected and audited regularly. Inspections are carried out by the Careers and Enterprise Company, using the Compass Careers Benchmark Tool on an termly basis, by the Careers Leader (Miss Birch) and our Careers Enterprise Co-Ordinator (Sally Stone). The CEIAG Careers plan is then developed, adapted and improved based upon the outcomes of the Compass evaluation.


All CEIAG events are evaluated by students and staff.  Feedback is collected though questionnaires, student voice and interviews after each event.  Results also feed into the CEIAG development plan.


The effectiveness of careers guidance is reflected in students destinations such as apprenticeships, sixth form and further education colleges, universities or employment. Destination data is used to assess how successfully students make the transition into the next stage of education or training, or into employment and to inform future CEIAG provision.


Please click on the links below to see how, over the last 4 years, our year 11 students have progressed, after completing their studies with us.



    At Wood Green Academy we also have a Careers Governor who has the responsibility for overseeing the quality of careers guidance. The Careers Leader reports to the linked Governors, SLT and the Governing body.


    The CEIAG policy is reviewed annually by the Careers Leader, SLT and ratified by Governors. 


    If you have any questions please contact:


    Careers Leader – Miss Birch



    Telephone: 0121 556 4131

    Next review of the information published: July 2025

    Wood Green Academy is an 11-19 over-subscribed National Support School specialising in Sport, Maths and Computing.

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