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Careers Provision


Ethos College is dedicated to raising aspirations, challenging stereotypes and inspiring students to achieve their full potential.  Ethos College is committed to our statutory duty to provide students with impartial and inspirational Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to students in Years 10 and 11. Ethos College works in partnership with C & K Careers to ensure that every student receives appropriate CEIAG support and is able to access an appropriate post 16 pathway when they leave Ethos College at the end of Year 11.

Students have the opportunity to meet with local learning and training providers.  Local learning and training providers come into Ethos to talk about the provision they offer. Open events take place at local colleges, school 6th forms and other training providers. Students are supported to access these. Students will also be able take part in CV writing and mock interview workshops.

Quality in Careers Standard

In June 2022 Ethos College was awarded the Quality in Careers Standard by C&K Careers for fully meeting the standards that incorporate the Gatsby Benchmarks. A number of key strengths were highlighted by the assessors during the inspection process:

  • Students in high priority groups, such as CLA and those with EHCPs, receive outstanding support
  • Curriculum staff provide real life applications for learning and highlight the employability skills that students are developing through their particular subject.
  • Support for parents reflects the same principles of nurture and personalisation that underpin work with students. Staff work in close partnership with families, and engage parents in college life
  • Leadership and management are strong with excellent support and a strategic overview.
  • The college’s programmes of learning and support result in consistently very low NEET rates, even for the cohort of learners who experienced the most severe disruption to their learning through Covid.

Tracking and Evaluation Arrangements

Ethos College uses the Compass Tool to track its progress against the Gatsby Benchmarks. The Careers Leader has responsibility for completing the Compass Tool on a termly basis and uses this data to identify areas for further development. Each year the school receives a report which outlines the Post 16 destinations for the most recent Year 11 leavers. This data is used to assess the impact and evaluate the effectiveness of the careers programme

1:1 Careers Advisor

Suzanne Impagliazzo is the Careers Adviser from C&K Careers who works with students at Ethos College.

C&K Careers offer independent and impartial advice and guidance service for young people.  They work in partnership with schools and other organisations to and help young people apply for and access the most appropriate post 16 provision to suit their individual needs.

Support offered by the Careers Adviser includes:

  • Discussing plans for after Year 11;
  • Arranging visits to local colleges, employers and training providers to explore different options;
  • Helping with application forms;
  • Supporting putting together a CV;
  • Attending Year 11 EHCP reviews;

All students have the opportunity to meet with Suzanne for individual careers interviews.  These take place throughout the year and students may go as many times as required.

Meetings for those who receive tuition off-site can take place at either one of the local C&K Careers Centres or, if more appropriate, at home or another suitable local venue.  The Careers Adviser liaises with Ethos College staff in arranging these outreach meetings.

Contacting your Careers Adviser

If you would like to contact Suzanne to discuss options or arrange an appointment you can do so in the following ways:

  • Telephone: 01484 225500 and ask for Suzanne Impagliazzo

Lindsey Ellis is our Careers Leader at Ethos College. If you would like to speak to Lindsey you can contact her on the following:

  • Telephone: 01924 469170
  • Email: lellis@eat.uk.com


Ethos College has a library containing a variety of careers related resources for students to access. In addition to this, students can use the online careers map to find out about careers that their subjects could lead to.

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Get in Touch

Head Teacher Mandeep Little (Head of School)

Executive Head Teacher Rebecca Smith

Ethos College

Knowles Hill Road
Dewsbury Moor
West Yorkshire
WF13 4QS

Telephone01924 469170


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