GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Introduction to Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance at Glyn School

Aim and Objectives of the Careers Programme at Glyn School

At Glyn School it is our aim is to ensure that every student receives high-quality career guidance education to assist them to develop employability skills and knowledge of the Next Steps after GCSE and A Levels.

In January 2018 the Department for Education issued new Statutory Careers Guidance which outlined the eight Gatsby Benchmarks. The Benchmarks are designed to ensure that a 'gold standard' of Career Education is provided to all students to equip them for their pathways after school. 

The Benchmarks are as follows:

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

At Glyn School we are working hard to ensure that these standards are met.

We would like to hear from parents and carers, employers, Higher Education or Further Education Colleges or other career relevant groups if would like to support us in any of the above or in other ways. 

In order to ensure that our curriculum supports and meets the needs of our students and Parents and Carers, we will request feedback from our key stakeholders throughout the year.

Please email Karen Jones, Careers Lead at

Or telephone: 020 8716 4949 ext 1895

Overview of our Careers Provision

To support our students, there is a structured programme of Careers which is to be delivered during Form time, Assemblies and PSHCE lessons from Years 7 to 13.  Students have access to careers software and our school website has been designed to support our students and their Parents and Carers.

Throughout this year, students will have the opportunity to engage with employers during Careers Week, enterprise activities, industry competitions, attending careers fairs, careers presentations, and more.

The school provides advice and guidance in respect of future opportunities covering sixth form colleges, university applications, apprenticeships and employment opportunities. 

Our website has information on:

  • Introduction to Careers Information, Advice and Guidance at Glyn School
  • Annual Careers Fair
  • Your Options and How They Relate to Future Careers and Pathways
  • GCSE Options Additional Guidance
  • Pathways after GCSE
  • Pathways after A Levels
  • Parent's and Carer's Resources - including Support Guides, Podcasts and More
  • National Career Events #NCW2023 & #NAW2023
  • A Full Guide to Apprenticeships at Post 16 and Post 18
  • Current Apprenticeship Opportunities, Webinar Links and More
  • Work Experience
  • Virtual Work Experience
  • What Do Graduates Do?
  • Employability Skills
  • Labour Market Information (LMI) and Career of the Week
  • Employer Engagement
  • Finding a Specific Career - Useful links
  • Make The Future Yours! Magazine
  • Local Careers Support for 18+

Please click on the link below to view all our listed Careers Information, Advice & Guidance and Work Experience documentation

  • Careers Policy 2022-2023
  • Key Stage 3 Careers Map
  • Key Stage 4 Careers Map
  • Key Stage 5 Careers Map
  • Policy Statement on Provider Access 2022-2023
  • Work Experience Policy 2022-2023
  • Work Experience Placement Form for Year 10 
  • Work Experience Placement Form for Year 12

How we measure the Careers Programme

Termly – We measure the effectiveness of the Careers Programme against The Gatsby Benchmarks using Compass+.

The table below shows our latest evaluation (June 2022):

Gatsby Benchmarks (GBM)

Glyn School

Nationally Schools meeting GBM

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



This year to address the needs of each student we are tracking the careers programme via Compass+ and we  re-launched our annual Careers Fair in January 2023 to enable our students to have full access to both Further and Higher Education establishments and are planning Work Experience for Years 10 and 12.

Annually – We assess impact of the Careers Programme by looking at the destination of our students post Year 11 and Year 13, and feedback is sought from Parents, Carers and Students.

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance and Work Experience Documentation