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Careers Education at The Mosslands School

The aim of the Careers programme is to ensure that all pupils who leave us at 16 or later have the necessary skills and attributes to be able to access further study, training and employment to become economically independent in the future.

Careers education is at the centre of preparing the students for lifelong employability. All subjects integrate employability skills and subject specific careers information into their schemes of work. There are bespoke careers lessons within the PSHE scheme and form periods.

All students have careers provision tailored to their abilities. This provision seeks to raise aspirations of significant underachieving groups to narrow gaps in outcomes. Our careers adviser works with students through whole class, small group and individual activities to prepare students at key decision points in their school career.

The impact of the careers provision is measured against a range of data and destination data plays a key part in this.

The Careers Programme is evaluated termly. This is done using the CEC COMPASS + tool. This information is used to plan events in school and is reported on the website annually in December.

Destination data, available annually, also informs planning in the autumn term.

The Careers information on the school website is updated annually in December. Additional updates may be made if significant information or legislation changes.

The most recent Gatsby measure is below:

Gatsby Benchmark - Termly Assessment

Mosslands School

December 2023

% schools fully achieving this Benchmark nationally

% schools fully achieving this Benchmark in Regional HUB* 2023

% schools fully achieving this Benchmark in Local Enterprise Partnerships 2023


Liverpool City Region



Liverpool City Region

1 - A stable careers programme





2 - Learning from careers and labour 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










Action Plan

Area for Development

Benchmark 3

Your school: 

Provides a careers programme that:

Collects and maintains accurate data for each pupil on their destinations for 3 years after they leave school


2023-24 will be the 3rd year we have asked our leavers for permission to contact them for 3 years to gain destination data.

A google form is sent to those who consent on the 1st working day in July to request data which is then analysed.

Benchmark 5

All/the overwhelming majority of pupils: 

Have at least one meaningful encounter with an employer every year they are at your school


Year 7 and 9 do not currently have a recorded universal encounter.

We are looking at meaningful enterprise activities that will achieve this objective

Benchmark 6

All/the overwhelming majority of pupils: 

Have had a meaningful experience of a workplace by the end of year 11         

Have obtained a meaningful experience of a workplace during years 12 and 13


In 2023-24 all of year 10 are being given the opportunity to undertake work experience


A workplace visit opportunity needs to be provided for all of year 12

Benchmark 7

By the time they leave school all/the overwhelming majority of pupils:

Have had at least two meaningful visits to universities to meet staff and students


We are currently working on a plan to take students to an establishment for subject specific visits in year 10/11. This will complement the universal offer in year 8.

Our Careers and 6th Form Careers Google Classrooms continue to be used to publicise events pupils can access in their own time. Pupils are encouraged to record these activities on Unifrog.


For any queries please contact 
Careers leader: Anne Rycroft
Email : 
Telephone : 0151 638 8131

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