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Independent Advice & Guidance (IAG)

As part of continuing education, schools need to provide Independent Advice and Guidance (IAG) to their students to aid them in understanding their options when they leave school.

Adele Miller, Claire Barnett and Angela Fernandez are our designated IAG Support / Employment Support Coordinators.

They are here to support students and parents with education and social destinations post Linwood School.

They are based at Linwood Campus but work across all sites, including Springwood, Summerwood and CHI.

If you wish to discuss your child’s future, please contact:

Adele Miller (IAG Lead)

Teresa Brennan (Careers Leader)

Tel: 01202 525107 (Linwood Campus main reception)

Teresa Brennan
Teresa Brennan

IAG Plans

Across the Linwood Campuses we strive to provide a comprehensive IAG Plan. This creates consistency and aims to provide information to parents and students about future options.

If you would like more information about IAG at Linwood School, please contact Adele Miller (details above).

Linwood & CHI IAG Year Plan

Springwood IAG Year Plan

Summerwood IAG Year Plan

Local College Provisions & Open Events

Any dates and times listed are correct at the time of publication. We would always recommend that you contact the colleges to confirm dates and times of open events before travelling.

Bournemouth & Poole College – General Further Education
Tel: 01202 205205

Wednesday 22nd September 2021 4pm- 8pm
Tuesday 9th November 2021 4pm- 8pm

Brockenhurst College, New Forest – General Further Education
Tel: 01590 625555

Saturday 9th October 2021 9.30am – 12.30pm
Thursday 21st October 2021 4pm – 8pm
Saturday 6th November 2021 9.30am – 12.30pm


Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester – Agricultural Further Education
Tel: 01305 215000

Sunday 12th September 2021
Sunday 17th October 2021
Sunday 14th November 2021
Sunday 12th December 2021

Linwood School Provisions

Please contact the campus directly to arrange a visit.


The Sheiling, Ringwood – Independent Specialist College (SEN)
Tel: 01425 477488

Other colleges offering similar provisions

Please contact these colleges directly for information on open events.

Future Pathways

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

Future Pathways Information Booklet 2019

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. 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 an employer?

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

Useful Links

Apprenticeships – information on becoming an apprentice and finding apprenticeships in UK.

icould – an online charity providing career ideas and information for young people.

National Careers Service – provide information, advice and guidance on learning, training and work.

Prospects – matches your skills and personality to 400+ job profiles.

Start – a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.

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