Effective Information Advice and Guidance is at the heart of enabling students to make informed, realistic and career shaping choices.


  • A dedicated team of teaching and support staff
  • Award winning career provision
  • A wide selection of resources
  • Regular opportunities to attend events and activities.

Here at Wardle Academy, we have a dedicated team to ensure that every student has the opportunity to explore their options and receives the guidance to make decisions that are right for them. With so many resources available, it can be difficult to understand and appreciate the provisions that are available for young people.

A Smooth, Well-Informed and Effective Provision for Young People

Wardle Academy works hard to create a smooth and effective set of systems that both inform and support students on the range of options that available to them. We begin our career resources and support to students in Years 9, 10 and 11. This way, students have plenty of time to further understand and experience the choices that are available to them.

Award-winning Support

Our careers provision and processes have resulted in a number of successful students in a range of apprenticeships further study options. In 2015, Wardle Academy achieved the Inspiring IAG Gold award. The Inspiring IAG Gold Award is a nationally validated careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) quality award that is given to schools that meet the range of criteria, focusing on quality, diversity and raising the aspirations of young people.

The award not only enables organisations to be recognised for good quality careers education, information, advice and guidance but to also assists in meeting legislation, preparing for inspection and providing a better service to young people. Inspiring IAG was one of the first awards in the country to be nationally validated by The Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS) which is the overarching national standard that endorses CEIAG quality awards meeting the national validation criteria.

Get In Touch

For any students or staff that would like more careers information and advice, please contact the school’s careers mentor, Mrs Davies-Kenny, by emailing davies-kennya@wardleacademy.co.uk.



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Careers FAQs

What do we mean by CEIAG?

CEIAG helps young people to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills that they need to make well-informed, thought-through choices and plans that enable them to progress smoothly into further learning and work, now and in the future.

CEIAG is critical to young people’s educational career at three points: in choosing KS4 options; during KS4 where underachievement or disengagement begins; and in choosing post-16 destinations. It also has an important role to play in preventing disengagement during Key Stage 3, supporting transition to work to further learning at 16 and is an important gateway to personalised learning.

Effective programmes of careers education supplemented by personalised information, advice and guidance provide young people with a structured introduction to the world of work which opens their eyes to new opportunities and which raises their ambitions about what they can achieve in their future lives.

Well thought-through decisions about learning and work informed by effective programmes of CEIAG can increase participation in learning and, in turn, raise attainment and support further progression.

What does impartial independent guidance have to promote?

The Education Act 2011 states that impartial careers guidance must be presented which promotes the best interests of the pupils. It should include information on the options available in respect to 16-18 education, or training, including apprenticeships.

In order to be impartial, it must be guidance that is given to promote the best interests of the pupils concerned. Impartial is defined as ‘showing no bias or favouritism towards a particular education or work option’.

Schools are free to make arrangements that fit the needs and circumstances of their students, and will be able to engage, as appropriate, in partnership with external, expert providers. Basically, the new duty prevents a school from fulfilling its duty by asking a teacher or other adult employed by the school to provide all careers advice.

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