Flegg High Ormiston Academy

Careers and Guidance      

Careers learning at Flegg has three aims:

  • Self-development through careers and work related education .
  • Finding out about careers and the world of work
  • The development of skills for employability

This is delivered in lessons where teachers make links between the learning in the classroom and the wider world of work; through the Enterprise education programme in which students are helped to develop a “Can do, Will do” attitude and through wider activities. These include engagement with employers, work based education and training to give young people insights into the world of work, visits to and by colleges and universities, workplace visits, work shadowing, talks, taking part in challenges and competitions and mock interviews.

Careers Lead: Mr C Linehan -  [email protected]  01493 740349

Careers Support Request

The Careers team at Flegg High offer a range of career-related interventions which support our students to make choices and to develop their career thinking. If you feel as though you would benefit from careers support please complete a 'Careers Support Request' form by clicking on the button above and filling out the short form. 

Please click here for pdf version of Inspire Programme.

Please click here for a pdf of our Provider Access Policy Statement

Helpful links are:

Careers Websites:

www.icanbea.org.uk/ - explore career opportunities across Norfolk & Suffolk
www.careersbox.co.uk/ - short films about hundreds of different careers, how to write a cv, search for occupations or apprenticeships.
careerhacker.ai/ - quiz, advice, help to build a career plan.
successatschool.org/ - careers website for 13-19 year olds.  Explore careers, get the lowdown on employers, search for jobs, courses & advice.
www.futuremorph.org/ - career opportunities from science & maths.
www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/ - what is it like to work for the NHS? 350 different roles & lots of real life career stories.
icould.com/ - take the buzz quiz to find out what animal you are.  In under 5 minutes discover your strengths and what makes you tick and what you are like as a boyfriend/girlfriend.


Flegg High Ormiston Academy and the Gatsby Careers Benchmarks

 The Gatsby Careers Benchmarks define world-class career guidance and were developed on behalf of Gatsby by Sir John Holman as part of an international study. The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines about what makes the best careers provision in schools and colleges.


Description of benchmark

Examples of how we meet the benchmark

Benchmark 1

Stable Careers programme

A programme of Careers education and guidance that is known by pupils, teachers, governors and employers

Programme approved by Governors and Senior Leadership Team

Information on website

Programme monitored and resourced

Inspire document summary

Careers Development Plan

Benchmark 2

Learning from Career and Labour market information


Pupils and parents have access to up to date career and labour market information

Student access to Help You Choose

Careers Fair

Guidance interviews

Benchmark 3

Addressing the needs of each student

Programme that is tailored to meet student needs; raises aspirations and challenges stereotypes.  Good records of students and their destinations

STEM work, Science Fair at John Innes Centre, speakers; work during Enterprise week.

Destinations data, close work with Local Authority, maintaining contact with Year 11 after they have left. Bespoke support for some students.

Benchmark 4

Linking Curriculum learning to Careers

Careers and enterprise education part of student lessons, linking curriculum to real world of work

Enterprise week for all students, STEM work and Youth STEM award, author visits and theatre visits- English.

Benchmark 5

Encounters with employers

All students should have encounters with employers and employees

Year 10 work shadowing

Employer workshops

Careers Fair

Speakers at assemblies and awards- ex-Flegg students used

Benchmark 6

Experiences of workplaces

Students experience the workplace environment

Year 8 ambassadors- all Year 8’s do a job in school for a day

Year 10work shadowing- all Year 100’s have the opportunity to do 2 days of work shadowing

Benchmark 7

Encounters with further and High Education

Students have encounters with colleges, Universities and training providers. Students learn about Apprenticeships

Year 10 taster day at Sixth Form college

Year 11 college visits (2)

Visits to Universities

Sutton Scholar programme

Benchmark 8

Personal Guidance

Every student has opportunity for guidance interview with qualified guidance advisor

Every Year 11 has at least one guidance interview

Targeted guidance support for other students

NEET and destination unknown information 

Total Year 11 students

East Norfolk Sixth Form College

East Coast College 

Norwich City College 

Easton and Otley College


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Employment without Training 












All information is correct at date of publication and will be reviewed and updated on the 8th November 2022 after feedback from students, parents/ carers and other academy stakeholders.