At Crosshill school pupils are taught the skills and attitudes required to enable them to become as independent as they can be and to prepare for adulthood.

We aim for pupils to have an enriched and stimulating curriculum to give them every opportunity to reach their full potential regardless of their gender, race, learning disability or physical disability.

Rationale and commitment to careers education, information, advice and guidance

At Crosshill careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) is at our forefront ensuring pupils’ leave with the right tools and values to help prepare them for adulthood. We support students to consider their future options, realise their potential and decide how their skills and experiences fit with opportunities in the job market. We prepare students for their preferred transitional pathway whether that is to continue with further education, employment, training or living independently and we use a person-centred approach in our delivery method. We are fully committed to our statutory and moral obligation to provide a holistic careers service, highlighting the vocational and academic routes to their preferred careers path.

We work closely with the local authority due to the vulnerable nature of our students who all have special education needs and disabilities with Education, Health and Care plans in place, ensuring that we know of all the services available to support students, to access these and share this knowledge amongst our community.

At Crosshill, regularly evaluates itself against the Gatsby Good Career Guidance Benchmarks and makes improvements where appropriate.  We work alongside Lancashire Enterprise  Partnership – INSPIRA and New Direction to continuously seek ways to improve our practice.


Meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

  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

See how Crosshill School’s Careers Education programme meets the Gatsby Benchmarks

Meeting the Gatsby Benchmark June 2019   

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