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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.

Adele is currently on maternity leave. If you wish to discuss your child’s future, please contact Claire at:

Tel: 01202 525107 (Linwood Campus main reception)


Teresa Brennan is our Careers Leader and be contacted by email:

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 Days
Tel: 01202 205205


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

Please click on the link below if you are interested in booking a place on the Bournemouth & Poole College Virtual Open Day on Tuesday 2nd March, 4-7pm.

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

Beaucroft Post 16 Centre  Tel: 01202 886083

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 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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