Careers Advice

Careers Advice & Employment Support

As part of continuing education, schools need to provide independent advice and guidance to their students to aid them in understanding their options when they leave school.

Adele Miller
Adele Miller
Becky Washbrook
Becky Washbrook

Adele Miller and her assistant, Becky Washbrook, are Linwood’s designated Independent Advice and Guidance (IAG) Support / Employment Support Coordinators. They work across all sites, including Springwood, Summerwood and CHI, supporting students and parents with education and social destinations post Linwood School. They are based at Linwood School but allocate time at Linwood’s other campuses.

If you wish to discuss your child’s future, please contact Adele or Becky at:

Tel: 01202 525107 (Linwood Campus main reception)

Future Thoughts Coffee Mornings

These coffee mornings are an opportunity for parents/carers of students in year 8 and above to meet the IAG team and discuss thoughts, feelings, concerns and options for their young person’s future.

Location: Family Room at Linwood Campus
9:30am – 12pm
Next dates: 19th September, 10th October, 14th November, 12th December

Future Thoughts flyer

Campus Career Guidance Plans

Across the Linwood Campuses we strive to provide a comprehensive Career Guidance Plan. This creates consistency and aims to provide information to staff and students about future options for students as well as improving engagement with employers.

If you would like more information about Careers Guidance at Linwood School, please contact Adele Miller.

Linwood & CHI Careers Guidance Plans 2018-2019

Springwood Careers Guidance Plan 2018-2019

Summerwood Career Guidance Plan 2018-2019

Local College Open Events

Bournemouth & Poole College website

Open Evenings are based both at Lansdowne and North Road sites – please check with the college the site you will need to visit.

  • 13th November 2018  4-8pm

Brockenhurst College website

Please contact the college to register for these events (not compulsory).

  • 6th October 2018   10am-2pm
  • 16th October 2018   4.30pm-8pm
  • 10th November 2018   10am-2pm
  • 1st May 2019   5.30pm-8pm

Kingston Maurward College website

Sessions start at 10.30am or 11.30am – please contact the college to register for these events.

  • 23rd September 20018
  • 14th October 2018
  • 18th November 2018
  • 9th December 2018
  • 20th January 2019
  • 17th March 2019
  • 28th April 2019
  • 9th June 2019

To organise visits to Linwood, Springwood & Summerwood campuses and CHI please contact the campus directly.

Totton College Tel: 02380 874874

Salisbury College  Tel: 01225 350035

Weymouth College  Tel: 01305 761100

Yeovil College   Tel: 01935 423921

Please contact these colleges directly for information on open evenings.
These dates and times are correct at the time of publication. We would always recommend that you contact the colleges to confirm dates and times of open evenings before travelling.

Future Pathways

Our Future Pathways evening is at Springwood Campus at 4.30 – 6.30pm on Thursday 12th July 2018.

For more details, please click on the flyer below.

Future Pathways Evening – July 2018

Our Future Pathways Booklet below provides information about further education and Post School Options for Years 10, 11 & Post 16.

Future Pathways Information Booklet 2017

Work Experience

Work Experience at Linwood School is an important part of the students preparation for adulthood. Currently, Linwood students have the opportunities to participate in internal work experience. However, by Autumn 2018 we hope that students will have the opportunity to participate in individual external work experiences. Each campus currently organises work experience opportunities (internal and external) with external work experience being based on volunteering opportunities as a class group. If you would like more information about each class’ work experience opportunities please contact the relevant campus.

Are you able to help? As a school we like to provide a variety of opportunities for our students, which includes input from employers. If you feel that you would be able to offer a work experience opportunity or would be happy to speak to students about what your company / job is, please contact Adele Miller to discuss.


Some volunteer positions require the individual to be 18 or over – for more information about how to access volunteering opportunities, please contact Adele Miller to discuss.

Bournemouth Council for Voluntary Service

Post 19 – Moving on from Linwood

Below is the Post 19 Information Booklet for Young People and their Parents/Carers.

Post 19 Information Booklet

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