Careers Education at Little Ilford School is aspirational for all students. We want all students to work towards a fulfilling professional life. Currently 97.7% of our students continue in education or training after leaving Year 11. Students are made aware of career pathways, employment opportunities, further training including degree courses and other options such as apprenticeships. Providers are invited into school to discuss their education or training offer.  This complies with the legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997 (Baker Clause).  Students get the opportunity to go out on various aspirational school trips to universities and specialist colleges. At Little Ilford School we have developed excellent links with businesses and regularly have guest speakers delivering specialist talks to our students.

The school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme using a variety of methods including:

  • student voice
  • analysis of destinations

The school's published careers programme is reviewed annually in October.  The official NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) data is updated annually in March .

Please see below grid outlining the careers programme currently taking place


Year 7 & 8
  • Planning for options choices through structured careers activities during tutor time and special assemblies.
Year 9
  • Enterprise day – The entire year group takes part working in small groups to create a school business plan. All groups compete in a ‘dragons den’ style finale supported by business professionals. This develops employability skills.
Year 10
  • World of Work (WOW) Day – The entire year group are treated to a day within the corporate world in preparation for their work experience placement. 
  • Work Experience – All students complete a two-week work placement and have the opportunity to select their own placement.  
  • Young Enterprise Company Programme – Students get the opportunity to take part in this programme working in a small group to design and run a school business. This develops employability 
Year 11
  • Impartial Careers Interview – Every student receives a careers interview with an external careers advisor. 
  • College Information Evening – This event is held at school and local colleges, sixth forms and apprenticeship providers attend to speak to students and parents.
  • Structured assembly programme – Guest speakers from local colleges, sixth forms and apprenticeship providers deliver assemblies to the year group. 

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Students can call in to the Careers Office at break or lunchtimes, and after school to speak to Miss Ford, Careers and Destinations Co-ordinator. If you need careers advice what do you do?

  • Students and parents can email or telephone Miss Ford with any queries. Meetings can be arranged where necessary.
  • Students should make use of the careers resources readily available in the library and careers office. These include:
  • Sixth form, college and university prospectuses.
  • Careers and job leaflets/books.
  • Apprenticeship information.
  • Application forms
  • CV and interview skills preparation.

For further information please contact Miss A. Ford, Careers and Destinations Co-ordinator, on 0208 928 3509 or alternatively email:


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