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Students at Lode Heath School can be assured of receiving a wide range of experiences, support and guidance to help them make decisions about their future.  This starts in Year 7, and supports students through to leaving us in Year 11. 

Lode Heath School co-created the design of the Life Ready Programme (Solihull) which provides a framework designed to develop independent, life ready young adults.  The programme is based on evidence from the Gatsby FoundationCareer Development Institute, the DfE Careers Strategy and the Confederation of British Industry.

The shared vision of the Life Ready Solihull Programme is that ‘students leaving Lode Heath will have the skills, knowledge and dynamism to reach their full career potential, to meet the needs of employers and to contribute to the economic growth of the borough and GBS LEP’. Therefore we are always looking to engage with local businesses to improve the support we can offer our students and staff in the delivery of the curriculum and wider opportunities, please do make contact with our careers leader if you can offer your assistance.

The careers leader for Lode Heath School is Mr Gareth Davies ( or 0121 272 3850. The school's CEC Enterprise Advisor is Mr Andrew Cole, who is employed as the Revenue Development Director for the NEC Group. Mr Cole is also a Director of the Arden Multi Academy trust providing governance and oversight of careers and work related learning activity.

For more support or guidance please also refer to the following links with our preferred partner - Barclays Life Skills.

Our careers programme is outlined in our Student CPD Programme.

Our impact and planning is reviewed against the Gatsby Benchmarks in accordance with the CEC’s Compass tool. The latest report can be viewed here

Next Review: March 2025

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