Career Fayre

Careers Team

A warm welcome to Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) from the Careers Team at Kings Leadership Academy Hawthornes:

Mrs. Y. Hagan – Careers Leader

Contact Details:  emailY.Hagan@kingshawthornes.comor Tel 0151 922 3798

Mr. P. Giles –Senior Leader

Contact Details:email P.Giles@kingshawthornes.comor Tel 0151 922 3798

Mrs. A. Grant – Careers Adviser

Contact Details: email A.Grant@kingsliverpool.comor Tel 0151 922 3798

Mrs Grant is an experienced Careers Adviser who has, for several years, supported, inspired and enabled young people,at Kings Leadership Academy Hawthorne’s, to consider their career choices and next steps. Careers Guidance and Career Conversations with pupils are impartial and confidential and pupils will receive a detailed action plan to support them with their career planning. Mrs. Grant liaises closely with Career Connect who also work with small groups of our students.

Careers Champions

The following staff lead the development of CEIAG within their subject areas and are a point of contact for students, advising young people of the relevance of the curriculum in particular careers:

 Ms. M. Alexander (History)

Mrs.  M.  Fox (Design Technology)

Mrs. C. Gilson (Modern Foreign Languages)

Ms. L. Grant (Science)

Mrs. V. Hambleton (Performing Arts)

  Ms. N. Li (English)

Ms. S Miller (Physical  Education)

Ms. D.Spinks (Geography)

Ms. S Traverse (Mathematics)


The ultimate aim of the Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Programme at Kings Leadership Academy Hawthornes is for our young people to engage proactively in decisions about their education pathways and their journey to a career – their flightpath and so become  a ‘successful and responsible citizen in tomorrow’s world’. The CEIAG programme at Kings Leadership Academy Hawthorne’s is designed to inform, inspire and motivate our pupils. It will promote equality of opportunity, embrace diversity and challenge stereotypes. We want our pupils to have high aspirations and to understand all the educational paths available to them. These aims are reflected in our core ASPIRE Values Aspiration, Achievement, Professionalism.

Careers Education Information and Guidance at Kings Leadership Academy Hawthornes  is a progressive journey from Year 7-11. The specific aims of our  CEIAG programme are:

  • To develop positive attitudes in the pupils towards study and work and develop employability and enterprise skills, such as teamwork, communication and oracy.
  • To ensure that students develop the skills and attitudes necessary for success in adult and working life.
  • To provide students with the relevant careers inspiration and guidance that is suitable to their personal needs including age, ability, attitude and aptitudes.
  • To make students aware of the range of opportunities which are realistically available to them in continued education and training at 14+, 16+ and 18+.
  • To equip students with the necessary decision-making skills to manage those same transitions
  • To develop in students an awareness of the wide variety of education, training and careers opportunities locally, nationally and internationally
  • To encourage students to make good use of the paper-based, virtual and staff resources available to them, in order that they can make informed and appropriate choices throughout their learning journey
  • To foster links between the school, local businesses, external partners and agencies and further/higher education establishments.
  • To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of opportunities post 16 and post 18 including traineeships, technical education qualifications, apprenticeships, school leaver programmes, HE, FE, employment and training opportunities.

Pupil Entitlement

Careers education, information, advice and guidance programmes make a major contribution in preparing young people for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. It is vital that all 11-19 year olds have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices.At Kings Leadership Academy Hawthornes, we are committed to delivering a full Careers Programme to fulfil the 2018 Government’s Careers Strategy and we work towards fulfilling all the criteria within the Gatsby Benchmarks and the Careers Development Institute Framework for Careers, Employer and Enterprise Education. Our policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42A and 42B of the Education Act 1997.

All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available.
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions, taster events and inspirational talks.
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and apprenticeship courses.