Pippa Allner, Head of Careers & Employability is our named Careers Leader across Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies. She is a qualified Careers Adviser with over 10 years’ experience in the careers and education sector and is passionate about enabling our students to get the best preparation for the world of work. Inspirational Futures focuses on ensuring students are equipped with life long career management skills to enable them to tackle challenges positively within the fast changing environment of employment.

Pippa was also successfully shortlisted by the Career Development Institute for their annual Career Development Awards, for the award of ‘Careers Leader of the Year 2019’! This category is sponsored by the Department of Education and recognises excellence in practice, innovation and contribution to the profession by an individual.

Every student is entitled to impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). We recognise that providing our students with the right opportunities will increase their aspirations and ensure they are ready for the world of work.

Students will leave Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies having had contact with high-quality and impartial information and guidance. This will enable them to get the most out of their learning and to enable successful progression to further education or training and to have a clearer focus on their career goals.


During your time at Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies you will get a range of support via the Inspirational Futures Department. This can include 1:1 career guidance, PSHE sessions, trips, work experience, speakers, a careers fair and much, much more.

To book a Careers Appointment and to discuss your future ambitions please email Pippa on


We understand the challenges faced when trying to support your son/daughter to make the best decision for their career ambitions. Inspirational Futures offers you as parents the chance to receive up to date information and guidance to ensure you are aware of all the options available.

Pippa attends options evenings, year 11 & 13 parents’ evenings as well as sixth form open events to provide both students and parents with up to date Career information.

If you wish to speak to Pippa directly, please contact her on

Useful Links

Download the Avonbourne Academies Careers Framework

Provider Access

Here are a selection of websites that you and your son/daughter might find helpful: for researching career options for 13-19 year olds. for up to date Labour Market Information. Information about Apprenticeships. for information on Higher Education and University. for alternative to University.

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