“We aim to send all young people into an ever-changing world able and qualified to play their full part in it.”


Welcome to TGA Careers Advice and Support.

At The Gainsborough Academy, we aim to send all of our students into an ever changing world able and qualified to play their full part in it. We are committed to ensuring that all students have the best educational experience possible and believe that our students should have high aspirations for their next educational steps and future career aims. To achieve this aim, we are proactive in helping students to find the right pathway to enable them to excel in the career they wish to pursue.

Mrs R Skelton

Careers Lead

Mrs J Webster

Central Strategic Careers Lead

We have designed a careers curriculum that values the development of the ‘able’ as much as it does ‘qualified’. We believe that both are equally important to our students in order for them to be equipped to play their full part in the world. As a Trust, we want to develop a range of attributes, skills, and behaviours that can be encouraged in the early stages of a child’s life that will leave them in the best possible position as they begin their transitions to secondary education and to future life. We believe the careers curriculum should be tailored to the school’s local context by addressing typical gaps in students’ knowledge and skills. ‘Career’ describes our journey through life, learning and work. We need to actively develop our careers to make the best of them. This process of career development takes skill as well as knowledge and the right attitude. Individuals need to work on their career development skills throughout their lives. A ‘positive career’ will mean something different to everyone, but it will typically include being happy with the way we spend our time, being able to make a contribution to our community and being able to have a decent standard of living.

Our careers curriculum ensures all students have the opportunity to explore the following learning areas as set out by the CDI: 

  • Grow throughout life – by learning and reflecting on yourself, your background and your strengths
  • Explore possibilities – explore the full range of possibilities open to you and learn about recruitment processes and the culture of different workplaces
  • Manage career – manage your career actively, make the most of opportunities and learn
    from setbacks
  • Create opportunities – create opportunities by being proactive and building positive relationships with others
  • Balance life and work – balance your life as a worker and/or entrepreneur with your wellbeing other interests and involvement with your family and community
  • See the big picture – by paying attention to how the economy, politics and society connect with your own life and careers

Careers in the Curriculum

For the month of January, we explored the different careers in Science. Click HERE to see a round up of what we looked at.

Curriculum Newsletter


January 2024

For the month of February, we explored the different careers in MFL. Click HERE to see a round up of what we looked at.

Curriculum Newsletter


February 2024


Latest Careers News

Careers Information

Gatsby Benchmarks

At The Gainsborough Academy, our Careers programme has the Gatsby Benchmarks at its centre.

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges.

  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

Our Careers information will next be reviewed in September 2024.

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