Preparation for Adulthood and Careers

Here at Fiveways School we focus on Preparation for Adulthood from the earliest year groups, developing the skills that our young people will need to live a good adult life as they progress through the school.  We realise that every one of our young people needs an individualised approach to prepare for adulthood and we offer a bespoke curriculum for every pupil which is appropriately linked to a national careers strategy and includes; encounters with employers and employees, experiences of workplaces, encounters with further education provision, personal guidance for our young people and advice for parents, informed by current career and labour market information.


CAREERS LEAD – Laura Searle  lsearle@fiveways.school

CAREERS ADVISER – Emma France  emma.france@yhg.co.uk

CAREERS COORDINATOR – Emma Davis  emma.davis@devon.gov.uk

ENTERPRISE ADVISOR – Hugh Williams williahc@hotmail.com


CEAIG (Careers Education Advice Info & Guidance) Policy Nov 2021
Fiveways PFA (Preparation For Adulthood) curriculum Strategy

We work closely with The Careers and Enterprise Company   https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk



We are very proud that in academic year 2021/2022 Fiveways School achieved 100% in Gatsby Benchmark in all 8 areas.

GOOD CAREER GUIDANCE: Every young person needs high-quality career guidance to make informed decisions about their future. Good career guidance is a necessity for social mobility: those young people without significant social capital or home support to draw upon have the most to gain from high-quality career guidance. The Gatsby career benchmarks are a framework that schools and colleges can use to develop a good careers programme. They are the recommended elements of good practice in career guidance. These benchmarks were born out of research completed by Sir John Holman in 2013.

Fiveways School Institution Report

Fiveways School Careers Education Provision Report – Autumn Term 2021-22

http://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/focus-areas/good-career-guidance


Click here for more information about Bold & Brave

The Bold and Brave shop name came from one our own Fiveways 6th Formers who when interviewed previously about work in the pop up Enterprise shop said he was being “bold and brave”. Our young people make quality products as part of their preparation for adulthood curriculum to sell in the shop. They also have opportunity to be part of the wider community, working and socialising in the shop.


Click here to see Fiveways Reunion photos 

Our Alumni event was a huge success and it was fabulous to see so many former pupils in our school hall.  It was incredibly interesting to gather some longer term destinations data and catch up with everyone to find out what they are doing now and how they think Fiveways School has helped to shape their adult lives.  We are looking forward to creating an alumni group who can help us to plan for an exciting long term future for all our pupils.


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More resources and information about preparing for adulthood, including progression opportunities

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