Careers Education

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Year 7 Provision

  • Form time careers videos and activities

  • PSHE lessons covering a wide range of career related topics

  • Careers Assemblies throughout the year

  • Career-related trips and visits

  • Careers Convention

Year 8 provison

Form time careers videos and activities

PSHE lessons covering a range of career related topics

  • Careers assemblies covering fields of work and aimed at raising aspirations

  • Career-related trips and events

  • Big Bang event at Bournemouth and Poole College

  • Careers Convention

Year 9 Provision

Focused on careers and planning GCSE Pathways through:

Careers Convention

Parent options evening and meetings

Trip to the local university

Employability and Enterprise activities

Career-focused assemblies

PSHE lessons covering aspects of careers

Year 10

Careers Convention

1:1 Careers advice and guidance interviews

Visit to and from employers and HE establishments

Career-focused assemblies

Career-focused form times

Careers events and lessons in the summer term

Year 10 Interview Skills Presentation

Year 10 CV Presentation

Year 11

  • Sixth form, college and apprenticeship providers lead assemblies

  • Careers Convention

  • 1:1 careers advice and guidance interviews upon request

  • CV and application form writing support

  • Sixth form and college shadowing days

  • Careers education covered in form time and linked into lessons

  • National Citizen Service summer programme

  • Bournemouth University summer school programme

Independent Sector Information Evening

We were delighted to host our first Independent Sector Information Evening on 11 May. Please click here to view the presentation and contact Mrs Ballyntyne for more details.

Apprenticeships Awareness Presentation 12 November 2020

We would like to share with you the link to the Parents & Carers Webinar and some supporting resources. Please click here

Or click the document links directly below:


Career Resources

Webinar Presentation


Glenmoor and Winton Academies Careers Team:


Senior leadership


Charly Barrett, Assistant Principal 

Role: Strategic overview for careers


Middle leader


Penny Ballyntyne, Head of Careers and Employability 

Role: Careers Leader, Day-to-day leadership and management of careers


Business and Enterprise Teacher


Louise Burley, Head of Business Studies and Computer Science

Role: Teacher and Enterprise Leader


PSHE Teacher


Rob Hilton, Head of Ethics and PSHE

Role: PSHE Teacher





Glenmoor and Winton Academies has been recognised and awarded by The Careers and Enterprise Company for its outstanding work in careers and is one of the top performing UK schools, achieving all eight of the Gatsby Benchmarks.  

The eight Gatsby Benchmarks are listed below and are used to measure the careers guidance provision within educational establishments:

  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

Please click here for further information about the Gatsby benchmarks.


Glenmoor and Winton recently applied for the Bournemouth Dorset and Poole Employer and Education Partnership Charter.

This charter is given to either schools or employers as recognition of their work with young people to ensure they are prepared for the world of work with the necessary attitudes, experience and motivation. The assessment is carried out by two assessors, one from education and one from industry so that the charter can have real credibility and hopefully go some way to address the future skills agenda for Dorset.

Glenmoor and Winton Academies are among the first schools in the whole of Dorset to be assessed and we are delighted to announce that we have received the maximum 5 stars. The assessors Richard Dimbleby and Phillip Paige remarked at how impressed they were with the young people with whom they met.

The Academies will now be listed on the Dorset LEP website as having achieved the charter. On June 15 there was a celebration for all recipients at Bournemouth University to which staff and students were invited and presented with the certificate.

“My sincere congratulations to you and all your staff who are involved with the Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance agenda. We know how much scrutiny schools are under regarding this and I hope that those schools who hold the Dorset charter can feel rightly proud that the great work they are doing has been rigorously assessed and recognised”

Caroline Foster, Strategic Leader Bournemouth and Poole 14-19 team

At the Academies we organise and run an annual careers convention every October in which a large range of Employers and Higher Educational establishments attend. This is for our students to gain information on what options they have post year 11.

Year 7 Careers focused groups and PSHE lessons.

Year 8 BIG Bang Trip to Bournemouth and Poole College

Year 9 Trip to Bournemouth University, Employability and Enterprise workshops and careers focused groups.

Year 10 Trip to the National Apprenticeship Show and visit to Brockenhurst College for a taster day

Year 11 National Citizen Service Summer Programme and Bournemouth University Summer Programme.

Hear from our past students

High Achievement, High Standards

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