Careers Education

GW Careers Fair - 7th July 2022

Exhibitors - we have limited space left to meet our students, if you would like to sign up to exhibit, please book online -

Parents - we are delighted to be able to welcome parents to visit the careers fair with students.  If you are planning on attending, please sign up in advance via Eventbrite -

Please click here to view a list of exhibitors.

Careers Overview

GW Careers and Aspirations Plan 2021-2022

The Academies will host three careers and aspirations focused weeks throughout the school year:

  • Autumn Term – Professionals
  • Spring Term – Industry and Entrepreneurs
  • Summer Term – Vocational Pathways

Careers weeks will include assemblies with external speakers, employer visits and workshops.

If you’d like to be involved with careers weeks, please contact Mrs Ballyntyne on

  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
GW Careers Convention    
Employer Workshops
Information evening for post-16 scholarship opportunities    
1:1 Careers interviews (targeted support for vulnerable students)
Drop ins with Head of Careers      
1:1 Careers interviews      
Employer workshops
Further/Higher Education and Employer visits
Aspirations workshops
Aspiration coaching with Bournemouth University  
Mock interviews with employers      
Bridging programme between Year 11 and 12        
Teacher-led lunchtime aspirations lectures
Skills and employability workshops    

  • Parents

    We would like to share with you the link to the Parents & Carers Webinar and some supporting resources. Please click here

    Career Resources

    Webinar Presentation


  • Websites
  • CEIAG Strategy
  • CEIAG Team

    Glenmoor and Winton Academies Careers Team:

    Senior leadership

    Richard Coe, Vice Principal

    Role: Strategic overview for careers

    Middle leader

    Penny Ballyntyne, Head of Careers and Employability

    Role: Careers Leader, Day-to-day leadership and management of careers

    Business and Enterprise Teacher

    Louise Burley, Head of Business Studies and Computer Science

    Role: Teacher and Enterprise Leader

    PSHE Teacher

    Rob Hilton, Head of Ethics and PSHE

    Role: PSHE Teacher

  • What we do

    Glenmoor and Winton Academies has been recognised and awarded by The Careers and Enterprise Company for its outstanding work in careers and is one of the top performing UK schools, achieving all eight of the Gatsby Benchmarks.  

    The eight Gatsby Benchmarks are listed below and are used to measure the careers guidance provision within educational establishments:

    1. A stable careers programme
    2. Learning from career and labour market information
    3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
    4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
    5. Encounters with employers and employees
    6. Experiences of workplaces
    7. Encounters with further and higher education
    8. Personal guidance

    Please click here for further information about the Gatsby benchmarks.


    Glenmoor and Winton recently applied for the Bournemouth Dorset and Poole Employer and Education Partnership Charter.

    This charter is given to either schools or employers as recognition of their work with young people to ensure they are prepared for the world of work with the necessary attitudes, experience and motivation. The assessment is carried out by two assessors, one from education and one from industry so that the charter can have real credibility and hopefully go some way to address the future skills agenda for Dorset.

    Glenmoor and Winton Academies are among the first schools in the whole of Dorset to be assessed and we are delighted to announce that we have received the maximum 5 stars. The assessors Richard Dimbleby and Phillip Paige remarked at how impressed they were with the young people with whom they met.

    The Academies will now be listed on the Dorset LEP website as having achieved the charter. On June 15 there was a celebration for all recipients at Bournemouth University to which staff and students were invited and presented with the certificate.

    “My sincere congratulations to you and all your staff who are involved with the Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance agenda. We know how much scrutiny schools are under regarding this and I hope that those schools who hold the Dorset charter can feel rightly proud that the great work they are doing has been rigorously assessed and recognised”

    Caroline Foster, Strategic Leader Bournemouth and Poole 14-19 team

    At the Academies we organise and run an annual careers convention every October in which a large range of Employers and Higher Educational establishments attend. This is for our students to gain information on what options they have post year 11.

    Year 7 Careers focused groups and PSHE lessons.

    Year 8 BIG Bang Trip to Bournemouth and Poole College

    Year 9 Trip to Bournemouth University, Employability and Enterprise workshops and careers focused groups.

    Year 10 Trip to the National Apprenticeship Show and visit to Brockenhurst College for a taster day

    Year 11 National Citizen Service Summer Programme and Bournemouth University Summer Programme.

  • Destinations


Please click on the following link to view the careers newsletter:



Our Alumni

We are establishing our Alumni here at the Academies and would love to hear from previous students. If you would like to be a part of our growing Alumni please click the link below:
Future First Registration

Virtual Careers Convention (Year 9-11)

Videos from the GW Careers Convention - 7th October 2021. If you have any queries about the information in these videos, or would like to take part in future events, please email

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