Gordano School

At Gordano we have a long-established reputation for success that has been based on hard work and high standards. We are proud of our comprehensive status and committed to the needs of all our learners, from the most academically gifted to those young people that need help and support with their learning.

Backwell School

Backwell School has established a reputation as one of Britain’s best performing comprehensive schools at GCSE and A Level. Year on year our students do achieve very highly – in exams,on the sports field, in the Arts and in local and national arenas.  

Chew Valley School

Chew Valley School is founded on a commitment to enable all of our students to learn, grow and achieve. Many people who visit us comment on the fact that the school is about developing the ‘whole student’ who is ready to play a confident role in the world

Churchill Academy

Churchill Academy are proud to be a successful comprehensive school with an excellent sixth form in a beautiful rural setting. We maintain the highest standards of behaviour within a supportive and inclusive culture that values and celebrates personal enrichment and creativity alongside academic achievement.

LSP Careers Programme

Lighthouse Schools Partnership, in partnership with The Careers and Enterprise Company, is committed to providing a planned and evaluated programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all students in Years 7-13 so that all students can become confident self-managers of their own future career pathways.

Students in all year groups have access to a planned and progressive Careers Education Programme delivered through the curriculum, underpinned by local employment information and working in collaboration with future employers and learning providers. As well as the many opportunities for students to consider their own career planning, students also have full access to impartial careers advice and guidance.

Click on the individual school tiles above to view the Careers Programme for each of our secondary schools.

The Gatsby Benchmarks

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in secondary schools.

A Stable Careers Programme

Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers and employers.


Learning from Career and Labour Market Information

Every pupil, and their parents, should have access to good-quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. 


Addressing the needs of each Pupil

Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.


Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers

All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.


Encounters with Further and Higher Education

All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.


Encounters with Employers and Employees

Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. 



Personal Guidance

Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level.


Experiences of Work Places

Every pupil should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.



The Baker Clause

As part of our commitment to informing our students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeship and vocational education providers to speak to students. Click here to read the LSP Provider Access Statement.

Get in touch

If you would like to get in touch with one of our Career Leads from our secondary schools, please click the links below:

Jeanne Fairs
Gordano School Careers Lead
Rose Haywood
Backwell School Careers Lead
Kate Rowlands
Chew Valley School Careers Lead
Rob Morgan
Churchill Sixth Form Careers Lead