Careers, Education and Guidance
At the Weston Favell Academy, we assess the impact of our careers programme by using the COMPASS tool annually, aligning our strategy with the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks for good Careers provision, assessing student destination data and working towards a professional accreditation in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance.
The Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance at Weston Favell Academy is coordinated by Mrs M Ryder Wolf. She is available to provide you with careers education, information and guidance to help you realise and fulfil your potential.
If you have any queries or wish to discuss career opportunities at WFA please email:
Mrs Ryder Wolf is supported by the Director of Sixth Form / Post 16 Careers and H.E Guidance; Mrs L Mann, B.A. Post grad Dip in Careers Guidance.
Weston Favell Academy first achieved the Career Mark in July 2020. We are delighted to have retained the national Quality in Careers Standard using the Career Mark approach provided by Complete Careers.
The duty on schools to secure independent careers guidance for all year 8-13 pupils is intended to expand advice and guidance for young people so they are inspired and motivated to fulfil their potential. Schools should help every pupil develop high aspirations and consider a broad and ambitious range of careers. Inspiring every pupil through more real-life contacts with the world of work can help them understand where different choices can take them in the future.
All registered pupils should be able to access independent careers guidance from Year 8 to Year 13.
They must ensure that the independent careers guidance provided is presented in an impartial manner and includes information on the range of education or training options, including Apprenticeships and other vocational pathways.
The guidance given will promote the best interests of the pupils to whom it is given.
WFA monitors the impact of its Careers Programme, Years 7-13, through close analysis of destination data, particularly with reference to the successful progression of key student cohorts. The careers input is dynamic and responds to changes in student needs as well as changes in the local Labour Markets and F.E./HE provision. An annual Destinations Report is made for SLT and to Governing Bodies, while also being shared with colleagues. This is completed in October annually and in light of that the Careers Programme is refined. Student evaluation is conducted through questionnaires, on-line surveys and Tutor discussions. Parents are also surveyed after careers events whenever appropriate.
Review Date July 2023