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Every young person needs high-quality careers guidance to make informed decisions about their future. Every teacher and tutor takes responsibility for supporting students in their own individual roles.


Tim Garratt is our Aspirations Lead at Five Islands Academy and works with a great team of talented people to provide independent advice and guidance for our students.


Lindsay Masters is a Level 6 qualified Careers Adviser appointed by Mounts Bay Academy and she works closely with the Five Islands Academy on career planning. She provides bespoke careers advice and guidance across all years as well as working within the  academy to develop the careers education programme, organise career fairs and visits from employers, colleges and training providers to help inform young people. In addition, she is responsible for the work experience programme for Year 10’s and for supporting Key Stage Option choices to Years 9 and 11.


Penny Rogers is our Careers Officer, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience at her fingertips.


The careers education programme at Five Islands Academy is part of an on-going evolving programme that is influenced by Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance, feedback from students, labour market information in preparing students for the world of work and education, from the Department for Education and the Cornwall Careers Offer. These, and many other issues, form the basis of careers guidance programme at the Five Islands Academy.


The following resources and links are available to support students and parents with their research, but students can request information, advice and guidance direct with our dedicated adviser Lindsay Masters

Summary of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance


1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance

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Penny Rogers - Careers Officer and Convention Organiser


Lindsay Masters - Careers Advisor



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