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Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

Careers Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG) offered by Brentwood School


We have a highly skilled team of staff who are involved in offering information, advice and guidance. Our joint knowledge and unique perspectives ensure that students receive expert advice to achieve the best possible outcomes.


We’re here to provide impartial advice to help students and their families make informed decisions about students’ futures. This can be done formally at review meetings, parents’ evenings or can be as simple as a quick chat.


Examples of IAG at Brentwood School –


  • Review Meetings take place annually. Students, parents/carers meet with personal tutors to discuss how they’re getting on and look at any areas for improvement. Progress towards the outcomes in the EHC plan are discussed and outcomes can be amended if necessary. (An EHCP Team member may attend the review). If involved Health, SALT and Social Care are invited to provide input around students’ support needs in and out of School. Our Connexions adviser can be contacted to provide impartial advice and support about leavers’ destinations and may attend reviews when students are due to transition to a different setting. 


  • Our Annual ‘Beyond Brentwood’ Event takes place in May each year and among the local providers attending are local colleges and social care providers who will talk to parents/carers about their offers. Connexions, Trafford Centre for Independent Living and other advice organisations are also present to give advice on a range of topics including benefits, independent living, post Brentwood destinations and out of school activities.


  • Regular parent coffee mornings are held our Family Support Adviser can help with any issues. Guests are often invited including social workers, LD Health Team, benefits advisors.


  • Parents evenings are offered twice a year to discuss progress with tutors and the class teams. Parents are also shown examples of students’ work engaging in curriculum activities.


  • IAG exit meetings (can be included in final review) take place around 6 months before a student’s completion date in which students and their families are supported to plan for the move to their post-Brentwood provision.


  • Students have access to support from Brentwood School for up to 6 months after finishing a course.

The Team


Jude Lomas


Katie Meredith

Careers Lead

  Anna Connolly   Subject co-ordinator

Helen Welsh

Family Support

Mick McHugh

Connexions Advisor