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Lymm Road, Thelwall, Warrington WA4 2TE

Welcome to Chaigeley School

Chaigeley’s approach to Careers

With a renewed focus on Careers from central Government through the Gatsby report, Chaigeley has revised it’s approach to the Careers strategy. Running alongside Employability, which is a subject in it’s own right, Careers will offer the opportunity for learners, staff and parents to begin a journey in Year 8/9 through to the end of Year 11. This will take in exploring avenues of future study beyond Chaigeley in College or Apprenticeships; identifying areas of work students may wish to take up and pathways that will allow them to be successful in their aspirations.

Is it Further Education, University Technical Colleges (UTCs), Apprenticeships, Traineeships, T-Levels or straight into employment? All of these can be explored.

Learners will be given access to the Start resources with a login and can spend time together getting clued up on what is available and the skills required. We will be arranging employer engagement days and college visits where learners will get to meet people in the trades or areas of study they wish to enter. Where appropriate, work experience will be arranged in Year 11. We also work in partnership with a schools careers adviser from Job Centre Plus to offer independent advice to students and a level 6 adviser from Warrington Life. We are also working with the Warrington Pledge programme.


Learners from Year 9 will be equipped with a Careers Action Plan Booklet to help them keep track of their research and progress.


We have also recently signed up to become a ‘Smart School’ and use the Smart careers website service.



For a full overview of our proposed careers offering in each year group please see the careers matrix.

Following the recent successes of some Year 11 learners and in line with the Gatsby benchmarks an aftercare programme is being set up where Chaigeley staff will continue to follow learners after they have left. For those who maybe struggled to find a pathway, we can continue to help them find a destination. For those settled, we can keep contact until they are ready to finally go on their own.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the school and ask for the Careers Co-ordinator.


Patrick Boyle – Assistant Head of Education.
01925 752357

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