Careers – Next Steps

A Parents’ guide to Careers Education & Guidance at Fred Longworth High School

In around 18 months time your son/daughter will be leaving Fred Longworth High School to pursue the next steps in their education. The next two years at Fred Longworth can be a difficult time, with the pressure around examinations but also the need to make complex decisions about their future. We know that parents and carers have a huge influence on our students making decisions about careers and their next steps – we hope this information will help to equip you with the knowledge you need to be able to do the best for your child.

The opportunities and career pathways available to young people have changed significantly in recent years. We hope this section of our website will provide you with relevant, up-to-date information that you will need to help your son/daughter to make the right decision, and make suggestions as to how you can best support them through this time. In addition, we have included a timeline of the careers provision offered at Fred Longworth High School.

The careers team at Fred Longworth are committed to providing students with the very best careers education and guidance so that they are able to make well informed decisions about their future.

Mr Ainscough, Head of Applied Learning (Responsible for the provision of careers education, advice and guidance).

Mr Ainscough, Head of Applied Learning
(Responsible for the provision of careers education, advice and guidance).

Mrs Charnock, Careers Co-Ordinator (Provides guidance interviews for students and ensures that students are well informed of their options through assemblies and information sessions).

Mrs Charnock, Careers Co-Ordinator
(Provides guidance interviews for students and ensures that students are well informed of their options through assemblies and information sessions).

Mrs Jones, Careers Adviser (Wigan Careers Service) (Provides guidance interviews and supports specific groups of students who may require additional support).

Mrs Jones, Careers Adviser (Wigan Careers Service)
(Provides guidance interviews and supports specific groups of students who may require additional support).