Inspirational Futures Programme


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Our Aims

All students will have the skills, confidence and inspiration to make the most of their life choices and follow the career path that best allows them to shine brightly beyond this school. Students leaving Stowmarket High School will be “the most employable students”.

At Stowmarket High School we are fully committed to providing our students with a comprehensive, innovative and future's driven programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and work related learning (WRL) for all students in year 7-13. 

Stowmarket High School endeavours to work towards the Career Development Institute Framework (CDI) for careers, employability and enterprise education and the Department for Education (DFE) Careers guidance and inspiration in schools statutory guidance (Jan 2018) and therefore we are working towards the 8 Gatsby benchmarks

Every individual in our school should be prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.  Our Inspirational Futures Programme provides students with skill, knowledge, support and experience of the world of work to enable them to make informed career choices and to help them build a clear vision of all the opportunities available to them. 

We also ensure all our students have access to independent and impartial advice and guidance, this will support them in broadening their horizons, raising aspirations and reaching and realising their goals. Our level 6 qualified careers mentor, Ms Alexander will be joining us from September 2018. 

 Our Strategy

To deliver quality, effective, impartial CEIAG
To monitor and evaluation all aspects of provision
To engage with outside providers of education and training
To engage with local employers
To promote employability skills through all areas of school life
To inform parents so they can support and help their children
To promote high aspirations
To ensure staff are sufficiently trained
To embed CEIAG and work related learning/employability in the curriculum
To put the needs of the students first

Our success will be judged by;

Students taking charge of their futures

Analysis of destinations

Student feedback on ability to make decisions

Career Mark quality award

Long term careers outcomes / development

Students ready for the world of work

Students understand life-long learning

Students resilient and ready to cope with change

Staff better prepared to help students

Careers education embedded in curriculum

Parents/carers more informed


Inspirational Futures Lead: Mrs C. Broxton (

Inspirational Futures Coordinator: Mr D. Wallace (

inspirational Futures Mentor: Mrs Beverly Baker  (