St Augustine's Catholic High School and Sixth Form is committed to providing an impartial, extensive and outstanding careers education to all students, enabling and facilitating them to make informed decisions about their future.
Your Careers Team
It is important you know what support is always available here and know the staff who can help with your destinations. To contact the careers team you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 01527 550400
Mrs Beach - Careers Advisor: email@example.com
Mrs Beach is our independent careers advisor and works Tuesday to Thursday. She is based in the office in the Amber Room and meets with students all day to create career support plans. She will meet with every sixth former including yourself over the course of this year but if you want to arrange a meeting sooner you can email Mrs Beach or speak to her in the Careers Office in the Amber Room.
Mrs Taman - Careers Lead: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Taman is our school careers leader. She oversee's work experience and events in school for you to engage with employers, apprenticeship providers and develop your employability skills. She also runs the Employability Skills enrichment option on Wednesdays P3 which you could opt for as part of your enrichment choices in year 12. Mrs Taman is usually based in C2 contact.
Miss Klatt - MAC Careers Lead: email@example.com
Miss Klatt works with us every Thursday and Friday and offers careers advice/interviews. She works with Mrs Taman to oversee work experience. Miss Klatt organises our MAC careers and super curricular support which includes things such as outside visits to universities, employers, apprenticeship providers etc. Miss Klatt also supports preparation for those seeking for early entry applications for medicine, Oxbridge, dentistry, veterinary science. Miss Klatt is based in the Careers Office in the Amber Room.
Mrs Threadgold – Post 16 Assistant Head of Sixth Form for Aspiration and Excellence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Threadgold oversee’s the UCAS process, Cambridge Consortium, year 12 enrichment programme and co-ordinates support for post 16 destinations guidance working closely with Mrs Taman, Mrs Beach and Miss Klatt.
Mr Foley - SLT link for Personal Development: email@example.com
Our Careers Programme & Policy
Our careers and destinations support is rooted in the words from the book of Jeremiah ‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
CEIAG Scheme of Work 22-23.pdf
Please find our MAC Careers Policy here: Careers Education Independent Advice & Guidance.pdf
Please find our school Careers Policy here: STA Careers Policy
We review our programme on a termly basis using the Careers and Enterprise Company’s COMPASS evaluation tool. Please see our last 3 evaluations here:
Benchmark from Mar-18 to Jun-21
We review our programme & policy each year to meet the needs of our students.
If you would like to provide any feedback regarding our careers programme, or get involved with any of our events, please contact the Careers team on firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 01527 550400.
All students have access to the wonderful online careers platform, Unifrog, where they can take personality quizzes, explore potential subject and career profiles that interest them and record careers activities. Students have their own individual logins with their student email as their username. Start exploring here!
We are committed in supporting our students to transition on to positive next steps after St Augustine's. Click here for our latest destination data, including trends of the last 3 years.
Labour Market Information
LMI stands for Labour Market Information and helps us understand what the current workplace looks like. Please click on the following links below to find out about Labour Market Information and how different industries are affected.
Top Jobs of the Future | Careers Writers Association (parentalguidance.org.uk)
Work Experience & Linked Employers
Every year we run a work experience week in the summer term for our Year 10 and Year 12 students. It is the expectation that all students take part in this experience to build their confidence in the workplace and explore different career paths. See the benefits here: Work place experiences.pdf
See here for a summary of last year’s work experience week: Work Experience Summary 2022.pdf
See here for this year’s work experience launch PowerPoint: 5. Work Experience Launch.pptx
As well as work experience, students in all year groups are exposed to a number of our linked employers through careers fairs, external speakers and mentoring programmes. See below for some of our linked employers.
Useful Websites & Guides
Please see below a list of useful websites and guides that support both students and parents with careers education, information, advice and guidance.