Newark Orchard School is committed to maximising the benefits for every pupil in the development of the whole school approach to careers and work related learning. We recognise the importance for all pupils. However, where appropriate, for some pupils personalised learning will require a greater focus to work related learning.

Newark Orchard’s careers curriculum is based around the Gatsby benchmarks with a clear focus on preparing for adulthood.

We aim to make an important contribution in the education of all pupils in order to make an effective transition from school to adulthood and employment.

At Newark Orchard School the curriculum is based around the skills needed to become as independent as possible and to develop a variety of skills needed to prepare them for adulthood, develop a sense of responsibility and become prepared for the working world. Newark Orchard School will prepare students to become an active member of the community.

Work experience

Throughout school pupils have access to work experience such as jobs around school and related aspects of the curriculum. However, once students reach Year 10 there is an expectation, where appropriate, that pupils will access a placement. The aim is for pupils to take part in both an internal and external placement under the supervision and organisation of the work experience coordinators.

In the 14-18 department students are likely to take part in team enterprise and group work experience placements.

Travel training

Pupils have access to Independent travel training where appropriate. The focus is to develop independence skills and travel to and from familiar places.

The independent travel training coordinator incorporates planning routes to and from work experience to prepare students to access work experience independently and therefore up skilling them for future possible employment

Meeting the Gatsby Benchmark Standards

Careers flowchart


Application for Provider Access


Skills For Success And Careers Curriculum Primary

Skills For Success And Careers Curriculum Secondary


If you are interested in supporting Newark Orchard School with our careers programme through employer meetings, mentoring or work experience, please contact our careers leader Kate Fell at

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