Forest Moor Careers Education

Forest Moor School works with all local colleges, apprenticeship opportunities and alternative post 16 provisions and are happy that all our students go onto further education. We continue all our careers work through the eight Gatsby benchmarks.

You can further support your child to research careers at home and explore what pathways they may choose by using the national careers advise site through this link: Careers advice – job profiles, information and resources | National Careers Service

1. A stable careers programme

At Forest Moor all students receive an age appropriate careers education through the personal, health and social education curriculum and all subjects recognise and include the importance of relating their curriculum to potential career choices in their subjects.

2. Learning from career and labour market information

The national careers service helps our young people with adult support to navigate the potential the world of work and what there is to offer and explore all the opportunities available to them. Our staff may use motivational interviewing and emotion coaching to help our students to set goals and focus their career choices with a pathway to success post 16.

Our staff communicate regularly with the Local Authority and directly with providers about local events, open days at colleges and apprenticeship conventions. This information is regularly displayed and shared with pupils and their families and whenever possible trips planned with the school to visit these events and colleges to support our young people to make informed decisions about their post 16 destinations and support their smooth transitions.

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

Each pupil has staff in their form groups that work closely with them to learn and recognise their strengths whilst investigating what options are available to them as a career. Their Career Action Plans annually are a way of focusing this work that is individual to each young person and helps them to find achievable pathways to working towards and succeeding in their chosen career path.

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

All subjects include as much as possible of their subject content to ‘the real world’ for our students so they may not only learn the national curriculum content and life skills but also relate this to the opportunities available to them in multiple fields of study and career choices.

5. Encounters with employers and employees

We endeavour to give all our students as many opportunities and experiences as possible within their education. When able, visitors may be included in the curriculum to share their experiences and enrichment experiences and trips to events and local businesses to help our young people make informed decisions about their careers and what they enjoy and would like to pursue.

6. Experiences of workplaces

In Key Stage 4 our students may have the opportunity to access some work experience. This is scaffolded according to the individual needs of our young people. It may include a short but intensive work experience placement or a longer term arrangement with an employer than may lead to an apprenticeship post 16. All work experience opportunities and safely planned with the support of NYBEP and school.

We always welcome new relationships with any potential employers so if any businesses have any opportunities for young people then please do contact us.


7. Encounters with further and higher education

All students are supported in any visits to colleges or post 16 provisions to experience a taste of what the provisions have to offer with either staff or school supporting the pupil and their family. Before transitioning to post 16 provision our staff work with the staff from the provision to plan an appropriate and smooth transition both before and after leaving year 11 or whilst beginning any enrichment accessed from an alternative provision or college in key stage 4.

8. Personal guidance

All pupils receive independent advice and guidance about their career options annually from year 9 to year 11. They are offered a meeting with a careers expert who is experienced in local and national options and entry requirements for courses and provisions. The pupils have an opportunity to ask and pursue any careers including apprenticeships and studying at multiple levels.  Career action plans are produced from these meetings and shared with staff, the pupil and their families so that they may be supported to work on any actions to support their possible career choices throughout the year.

Links to Useful Career Websites


A careers website which uses LMI for All to provide context alongside careers videos


An online source of careers information for young people, parents, teachers and careers advisers.

BBC Bitesize – Careers

Part of the BBC website aimed at young people, which uses LMI for All data alongside other careers information in its job profiles.


Provides careers guidance solutions for schools and colleges using LMI for All in its Start programme

LMI Skillsometer

Skillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing. For further information on the job, and to compare with other jobs, you could then go to the Careerometer.

Please note that due to limitations in the build of the LMI Skillsometer widget, it will not display fully when viewed on a mobile phone. Please use on a tablet or desktop computer for the best experience.

LMI Careerometer

Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.
It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

Please note that due to limitations in the build of the LMI Skillsometer widget, it will not display fully when viewed on a mobile phone. Please use on a tablet or desktop computer for the best experience.