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Careers at ... Park Lane Academy


C&K Careers works with Park Lane Academy to provide students, from Year 7 to Year 11, with independent careers information, advice and guidance (What-is-iag), helping you, when you need it, to make important decisions and choices about your future plans.

Our adviser, Suzanne Dutton, has a qualification in careers guidance and experience working with students from a variety of backgrounds.

Your Park Lane Academy careers team:

Suzanne.Dutton– Careers Adviser, C&K Careers


To contact your Careers Adviser:

Visit the careers office on a Tuesday/ Thursday

In the Library

Telephone : C&K Careers on 01484 225500

Email :

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Safeguarding Lead : Mrs J Turner

Careers Lead : Mr S Wakefield

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Your careers adviser supports you by:

  • Providing information, advice and guidance on careers, college, sixth form, apprenticeships and university
  • Offering one-to-one appointments, group sessions and the opportunity to drop-in on Tuesday and Thursday break and lunch time to ask questions, pick up information and discuss your plans
  • Attending parents evenings and a number of other school events to meet with you, your parents and carers

Our C&K Careers adviser can help whatever Year you're in ...

Key stage 3 – Year 7 to Year 9 support:

All Park Lane students can see the school’s careers adviser for help and support.

You can drop-in at break or lunch time to ask questions or book an appointment.

Year 8/9 students also get a copy of Directions - information from C&K Careers on KS4 GCSE option choices, a booklet with information and guidance on all your options.

KS3 targeted support:

The Careers Adviser will work with year group leaders, teaching and support staff to identify students who may benefit from additional support and guidance. This has included working with students who are underachieving.

Key stage 4 – Year 10 and Year 11 support:

Support is given to Year 10/11 students to help them to plan for life after Park Lane.

Your Careers Adviser helps to ensure that you are aware of your post 16 options and will support you to put together a career plan. All students will be seen for a careers appointment by the end of Year 11.

Interview requests are welcome, please call in to see your careers adviser if you would like an early appointment or would benefit from a second interview.

You can also come to the Careers drop in on Tuesday/ Thursday break times.

Quality Standard, Awarded for Careers


Park Lane Academy has been successfully audited against the C&K Careers Standard, which is nationally validated by the Quality in Careers Standard.

This award is proof that the careers, education, information and advice (CEIAG) offered to students at Park Lane Academy meets the standard set by the Government in its revised statutory guidance requirements, which recommends all schools/colleges work towards a quality award. To achieve the Award, the school/college has:

  • had its CEIAG provision audited against local and national standards
  • agreed to develop and improve the CEIAG on offer
  • demonstrated that CEIAG is an important part of the education and support students receive

Link to the Schools:  Provider Access Policy

Next Review : December 2019