Mascalls Academy has a dedicated careers department which provides access to impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) to all students from Year 7 to Year 13. Students are supported to make informed choices and decisions about their future, develop their skills, knowledge and experience to enable them to enter and be successful in the world of work and their future lives.


We coordinate work related learning opportunities including work experience and employer links, while working closely with all subject areas and providers to ensure students receive current, up to date information and experiences of work and labour market information.


All students have access to independent careers advice and guidance, particularly at key transition stages.

Lynn Bayliss

Mrs Lynn Bayliss – Career Learning Development Manager
01892 839033 (direct line) or 07718 269442 (mobile)


Student Entitlement


At Mascalls Academy we aim to prepare each student to aspire to and fulfil their career aspirations, supported by:

  • Clear and impartial information, advice and guidance.
  • Clear impartial advice and information about all the options available so that informed choices and decisions can be made.
  • Qualified people to help with decision making on the most appropriate further education, higher education, training or employment.
  • Appropriate and relevant advice and guidance to help make choices and seek to develop a career plan for the future.
  • A programme of careers education to help identify and develop skills and qualities to support the transition from school into the world of work and/or further learning.
  • Personal support and information on progress.


There is the opportunity to:

  • Be involved in decision making
  • Learn about the world of work
  • Experience the world of work
  • Develop independent learning skills

Raising of Participation Age


Students must continue with some form of accredited studying or learning while in education, training or employment until they are 18 years old.


Investor in Careers


Mascalls Academy has achieved the Investor in Careers quality kitemark.


Impartial Careers Information


The careers department is located in H Block and provides access to careers information for researching different career pathways.  Students have access to information via a careers library where they can access books, leaflets, magazines, college prospectuses and job vacancies. Students are also able to access career software packages and speak to the careers advisor for guidance and support.


Careers Education


Includes self-development, career exploration and career management enabling students to make informed choices and decisions about their future and gives information and advice on further and higher education, apprenticeships and employment.

Delivered through lessons, advisory sessions, group and one-to-one sessions and specific events and includes support for option choices and work experience.

Employer talks and visits support the careers education programme.


Careers Advice and Guidance


One-to-one and group interviews offer the opportunity to discuss ideas, find out more information and develop an action plan to help make informed decisions about career pathways. For a careers interview please email lynn.bayliss@latrust.org.uk.


Work Experience


Students attend a one week work placement in Year 12 which is related to their career interests and aspirations. The placement supports students to explore career pathways to ensure they make informed decisions when deciding on their Post-18 options.

Mascalls Academy supports students who wish to arrange their own placements.


Employer Links


We are proactive in developing employer and community links and are a member of Paddock Wood Business Association (PWBA) and supported by local and national employers.

We have a Business Mentoring programme and strong links with our alumni.  


Downloads and Links




The Careerometer widget provides access to a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects.

The data are organised by occupation: simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. The Careerometer 2 widget explains how to use the widget on websites.

More detailed information regarding different job roles can be found on the National Careers Service website.


Careers Policies


Please click here for our Careers Policy.

Please click here for our Provider Access Policy.

Please click here for our Annual Careers Programme.

Please click here for our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.