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Expert careers guidance is a core pillar at The Hinckley School, allowing our students to raise their aspirations and be supported to explore destinations they had never even considered before. Our most important aim is to support, guide and advise students in order to make them confident, independent and able to make well-informed, realistic careers decisions. Our careers programme ensures students leave us prepared for the world of work, higher education or apprenticeships.

We provide impartial guidance and advice on further education, training or employment across KS3 and KS4 and involve many outside agencies such as employers and education providers. We strive to inspire and motivate our students in all year groups in order to fulfil their potential. The academy adheres to the Careers Strategy and the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks in order to help every student develop high aspirations and consider a broad and ambitious range of careers, this is done whilst reflecting The Hinckley School's ethos of ‘Students First, It’s About Learning, No Barriers’.

The Hinckley School provides a safe and secure environment where all students can flourish, where everyone is treated in a fair and consistent manner and all careers related information will be open to all students irrespective of age and sex, to ensure equal opportunities for all.

Our Careers Leader is Mr Boast and our Careers Advisor is Ms Thompson.  If you have any queries about careers, higher education or work experience please contact us on 01455 632183 or /

How we Assess Impact

How we measure and assess the impact of the careers programme

The Hinckley School works closely with the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) Careers Hub. This is an external organisation that supports us to develop and strengthen our careers education strategy across the whole school.

At The Hinckley School we use the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks and the Careers Development Institute Framework as a foundation when planning our Careers programme. The effectiveness of our provision is reviewed by the LLEP and the Careers and Enterprise Company using the Compass Plus Tool. This tool is used by schools and colleges in England to support the analysis and evaluation of careers activity against the eight benchmarks of best practice.

This ensures the development of our careers strategy is ongoing. The Hinckley School is a member of the LLEP Careers Hub. We will benchmark our schools against the Gatsby Benchmarks once a term.

In line with the recommendations set out in Gatsby Benchmark 1, we as a school plan to review the published information on an annual basis, inviting feedback from key audiences in our stakeholder evaluation group. The Hinckley School will also be holding an annual Future Skills Questionnaire with the scholars during their transition years so that the programme has a youth voice.

Why we evaluate – This careers programme is evaluated every year to assess its efficacy and areas for improvement. Key stakeholders (students, parents, teachers and employers) provide feedback on their participation in activities via questionnaires, surveys and focus groups throughout the year. We use the evidence collected to inform continuous improvement of the programme.

How we evaluate – The Hinckley School evaluate the career programme through student and parent voice and focus groups.

The school careers leader combines their own knowledge, evidence and information with feedback from parents, carers and students and provides a short report with recommendations to SLT towards the end of the summer term.

What we evaluate
Stakeholder Feedback – We review samples of stakeholder feedback collected using various methods after activities, events and experiences
Implementation – We review what was actually delivered against the programme of planned activity and how well it went.
Impact -We measure key performance indicators linked directly to our vision and desired outcomes for our students


Are you a former student from our school?  We’d love to hear your story and perhaps feature you on our website or invite you to call back to our school and talk about your career pathway.  Please do get in touch!

01455 632183 or 

Leicestershire's Labour Market

We think Leicester and Leicestershire is an amazing place to live and work.   As one of the most vibrant areas in the East Midlands there is a lot to shout about.  In this section we will start to share information about different industry sectors, careers pathways, types of jobs and lots more for both parents/carers and students.

Quick fact… did you know in Leicester and Leicestershire over 99% of local businesses are micro (0-9 staff), small (10-49 staff) or medium enterprises (who employ 50 to 249 staff). 

If that sounds interesting, you could visit the World of Work website which has much more information on the local labour market with easy-to-read facts and figures.

Download: Labour Market Area Profile

Download: Latest Labour Market Information