- Preparing for Adulthood-

Intent, Implementation, and Impact Statement for the preparation of adulthood at the Lady Byron school:


At the lady Byron school, the preparation for adulthood provision has a clear and ambitious intent. We aim to provide all students with impartial, comprehensive, and inclusive guidance that enables them to make well-informed decisions about their future education, training, and employment.

The programme is designed to support students in developing skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to succeed in the world of work and contribute positively to society.


To ensure outstanding implementation of the provision at our school, the following key features need to be in place:

1. Leadership and Management:
The senior leadership team actively promote high-quality careers guidance and integrate it effectively into the overall school improvement plan. We have dedicated members of staff who are responsible for coordinating and managing the careers provision. This includes establishing strong partnerships with local employers, colleges, universities, and training providers.

2. Whole-School Approach:
Our outstanding school adopts a whole-school approach to careers guidance. This means that careers education is woven into the curriculum and delivered through subjects, tutor time, assemblies, and enrichment activities. Opportunities are provided at every stage of a student’s educational journey, starting from Year 7 and continuing beyond Year 11.

3. Personalised Guidance:
Our school offers Personalised careers guidance to meet the specific needs of each student. This involves conducting individual interviews, identifying interests, aptitudes, and aspirations, and providing regular feedback and support for career planning. The guidance should be impartial, ensuring that students have access to a wide range of career paths, including apprenticeships, further education, and higher education.

4. Links with Employers:
Our careers provision establishes strong and sustained partnerships with local employers. Students will have opportunities to engage directly with employers through workplace visits, career fairs, mock interviews, and work experience placements. It is crucial to expose students to various industries, careers, and job roles, fostering their understanding of the world of work.

5. Enrichment and Work-related Learning:
The school will provide a range of enrichment activities, such as guest speakers and enterprise projects. These activities help students develop employability and transferable skills, such as teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and leadership. Work-related learning experiences, such as industry-focused projects or competitions, will be integrated into the curriculum to enhance students’ practical understanding of different careers.


Our preparation for adulthood provision will have a positive impact on students’ learning, progress, and success. The impact can be measured through key indicators such as:

1. Destinations: 
The school will track and monitor the destinations of its leavers, demonstrating a high percentage progressing to positive destinations, including further education, apprenticeships, or employment. These destinations should align with students’ interests, skills, and aspirations. 

2. Aspirations and Ambitions: 
Through effective careers guidance, Our outstanding secondary school will help students develop ambitious aspirations and a clear understanding of the steps required to achieve their career goals. Students should be motivated, confident, and well-prepared for the next stage of their education or employment. 

3. Skills Development: 
Students will demonstrate the acquisition and development of employability skills, enabling them to effectively adapt and thrive in the changing world of work. They should be equipped with the skills needed to navigate the labour market and make informed decisions about their future career paths. 

4. Progress within the Curriculum: 
The careers provision will contribute to improved student engagement, progress, and outcomes across the wider curriculum. Students should appreciate the relevance and purpose of their studies, seeing the connections between subject knowledge and future careers. 

5. Parental Engagement: 
At the Lady Byron school we will actively engage with parents and carers in the careers provision, providing them with access to information, guidance, and opportunities to support their child’s career development. This involvement helps create a shared responsibility and enhances the impact of careers education and guidance. 

In summary, The Lady Byron school has a clear intent aligned with the needs of students and the wider community. It is implemented through strong leadership, a whole-school approach, Personalised guidance, employer engagement, and meaningful enrichment activities. The impact is evident in students’ destinations, aspirations, skills development, curriculum progress, and parental engagement.


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Year 7Health and wellbeing
To understand Puberty- What are the signs and symptoms of puberty and how can we recognize these.
Health and wellbeing
To understand what a Healthy lifestyle is and Healthy lifestyle choices.
To understand different kinds of relationships and different forms of communicating with others, to build resilience and acceptance.
To understand a variety of emotions and what we portray through using them, to display understanding of the be kind campaign and the acceptance of others. Building understanding within the community.
Living in the wider world
To understand the core British values and the reasoning behind implementing these.
Living in the wider world
To understand oneself and who we aspire to be.
Year 8Health and wellbeing
To understand what gambling is.
To understand what Despression is and acknowledge the signs and symptoms.
To understand what Female genital mutilations.
To understand the reproductive systems.
Health and wellbeing
To understand what Alcohol is and what products contain alcohol.
To understand what cancer is and what percentage of the world is affected by cancer.
To understand what bullying is and understand words used as a form of bullying.
To learn what Homophobia means.
To understand ways of managing loss and grief and understand what county lines are and who is at risk.
Living in the wider world
What is discrimination and who can be a victim of this?
Mental wellbeing and what factors affect this.
Living in the wider world
Understanding Money management
Year 9Health and wellbeing
To understand contraception, different forms of contraception and HIV/STIS
Health and wellbeing
To understand the terminology self-harm what it involves and illegal and legal drugs
Relationships Relationships Living in the wider world Living in the wider world
Year 10Health and wellbeingHealth and wellbeingRelationships Relationships Living in the wider world Living in the wider world
Year 11Health and wellbeingHealth and wellbeingRelationships Relationships Living in the wider world Living in the wider world