At The Stephen Longfellow Academy, we recognise how important effective Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is for young people. We expect all of our pupils to have high aspirations and consider lots of exciting and challenging careers.

Careers Leader Wayne Little and Careers Officer Raj Gill are the Careers Team in school.

Wayne Little

Careers Leader

Raj Gill

Careers Officer

Creating Ambition

We aim to inspire every pupil through real-life contacts in the world of work. We help them to understand their choices, and where these can take them in the future. We know that every pupil can become a self-confident, well-educated and enterprising individual, no matter their location or circumstances.

We work very hard across the school to prevent all forms of stereotyping. We ensure that all pupils, no matter whether they are a boy or girl, or what background they are from, consider a wide range of careers.

Setting High Expectations

Every student is stretched and gains the skills and qualities that employers value. We set high expectations for all pupils, including those who are the most vulnerable and those with special educational needs and disabilities.

We help every pupil to realise their potential and support social mobility. Our aim is to help every one of our pupils access the careers that they want, no matter their gender, race, circumstances or background.

Measuring Success

We measure our success by our pupils’ progression into positive destinations such as:

  • Further education college
  • Employment
  • Apprenticeships

Our role is to close the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and others in positive destinations.

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Destinations of Year 11 leavers (2018)

Students from The Stephen Longfellow Academy went into a wide range of post 16 options. Some to FE Colleges e.g. Leeds City College & Leeds College of Building. Some students went onto further learning at Training providers such as Aspire2work. Several students obtained Apprenticeships at Ford, Northern Radiators and at The Stephen Longfellow Academy.

Year 11 Leaver Case Study: Z
What Post 16 Options did Y11 Students move into
FE Colleges 12
Training Providers 10
NEET (Not in Education, Employment, and Training) 4
Apprenticeships 3
Employment without Training 2
Employment with Training 1
Which Career Areas did TSLA students move into
Construction 8
Sport 2
Public and Uniformed services 3
Health and Care 2
Motor Vehicle 3
Travel & Tourism 3
Business Admin 1
Engineering 1
Hygiene Services 1
Bike repair 1
Retail 1
Progression Programme 1
Hospitality & Catering 1

What We Provide

We have a close link with Leeds College of Building Skills Academy, where many of our pupils study the Pearson Level 1 Certificate in Construction over 2 sessions a week.

We also provide access to a range of activities that inspire our young people, such as:

  • Employer talks
  • Careers fairs
  • Motivational speakers
  • College visits

We also have a Careers Advisor within the school, who can give help to pupils with advice and guidance regarding their career decisions.

Please use the information below to support your child in making good choices about their options after Year 11. This will include researching their career options and finding out how to apply.

Click here to view the Post-16 Options Booklet
Name Description Link
Provider Access Policy Please click on the link to the right if you are a business or education provider and would like further information on supporting our careers offer at The Stephen Longfellow Academy.
Careers Offer Please click on the link to the right for further information on careers support and guidance at The Stephen Longfellow Academy.
Leeds Pathways Information for young people in Leeds about learning, training and employment opportunities. Something for everyone. A one stop shop for information.
UCAS Progress This is a national online prospectus providing a full list of courses and places to study after Year 11.
Apprenticeships Information about Apprenticeships and how to apply after Year 11.
Employ Me! At Stephen Longfellow Academy students are taught the skills to apply for college courses, apprenticeships and jobs. View our resources by clicking the button to the right.
National Careers Service The Governments National Careers Service. Click on Job Profiles. Type any job in the search bar and you can get information about that job e.g. hours, salary, duties.
Icould The Buzz Quiz is fun quiz on the Icould website. It will help you find out what kind of person you are and what you can do, as well as link your qualities to a fun animal.
Future Morph This website will give you information about Career opportunities in Science & Maths.
#Future Goals Want to know what jobs there are in the Leeds City Region?
Want to find out which jobs will be in demand in the near future?
Then click on the link to get the latest Labour Market Information from the Future goals website.


Interested in a few different career areas and want to see how they compare side by side? This tool from the LMI for All website lets you compare up to three jobs and look at how much they pay, what your day-to-day duties might be and whether there will be many job opportunities available in this career area in the future!

The CIAG programme will be reviewed on an annual basis by the careers leader and adapted where necessary. This will take in to account any feedback from staff, students or external providers linked to the previous year’s activities.