Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at Limpsfield Grange School


At Limpsfield Grange our aim is for all of our students to become happy, healthy, empowered and included adults, who participate in, and contribute towards society. To enable our students to be happy and active citizens we have created a curriculum underpinned by our four areas for development:

  • Wellbeing (W)
  • Achievement (A)
  • Communication (C)
  • Independence (I)

Our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance forms part of our Independence area for development. The government’s Careers Strategy published in December 2017, and statutory guidance for school leaders and school staff, published in January 2018, set out the plan for building a high-quality careers system that will help all young people to achieve. As part of this new guidance all schools must use ‘The Gatsby Benchmarks’ to improve their careers provision:


The Gatsby Benchmarks

  1. A stable careers programme.
  2. Learning from career and labour market information.
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil.
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers.
  5. Encounters with employers and employees.
  6. Experiences of workplaces.
  7. Encounters with further and higher education.
  8. Personal guidance.

 At Limpsfield Grange we ensure Careers Education is an intrinsic part of our curriculum offer through weekly ‘Future Friday’ activities in tutor groups, WACI lessons with a Careers focus and links in other curriculum areas. Students also benefit from visiting speakers and trips to workplaces e.g. in Summer 2021 students in Year 8 visited a local dog groomer. 


The Careers strand of the Independence Framework is planned from each student’s individual start point, as a result a one size fits all Careers Programme is not used. Areas covered include:

  • Vocabulary linked to Careers
  • Post 16 options
  • Employment sectors
  • Linking interests and skills to employment
  • Job advertisements, interviews, range of job contracts

For any details regarding this please contact Janine Chippington (


Please refer to the Policies section of the website for our Policy Statement on Provider Access

Useful websites include:

Careers Lead: Janine Chippington, Assistant Headteacher – email or telephone 01883 713928 x112