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Careers Guidance

Our close involvement with the world of industry, alongside the delivery of a comprehensive careers education programme and our independent careers advice service, enables us to support every student to achieve their potential to ensure that when students leave, then they are well prepared for the challenges of their next steps.

The careers programme focuses on a theme for every year group extending from Year 8 up to Year 13.

Year 8 – Explore Work

Year 9 – Welcome to Work

Year 10 – Make it Work

Year 11 – Preparation for Progression

Year 12 – Experts at Work

Year 13 – Work Life

These themes also relate to the eight Gatsby Benchmarks which the Department for Education define as the framework for good careers provision in secondary schools.  The strategy is a whole school approach to delivering careers guidance to all of our students throughout their journey in education.

  1. A stable careers programme with a careers leader
  2. Learning from careers and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each student
  4. Linking curriculum learning with careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experience of work places
  7. Encounters with higher education and further education
  8. Personal guidance

These benchmarks are met by delivering a range of activities from 1-1 guidance appointments, work experience, events, visiting speakers and through the curriculum. 

Careers Team

  • SLT Careers Link:             Ms Paddock
  • Careers Leader:               Mrs Threadgold
  • Careers Advisor:              Mrs Beach
  • Careers Support:             Miss Klatt
  • Enterprise Advisor:         Laura Key

Click HERE for the latest careers Local Market Information (LMI) for students, parents and teachers.  

Meet our Careers Enterprise Advisor

Laura Key is the school's Careers Enterprise Advisor.  She works with the Careers Team to help build connections between employers and education to improve the career prospects for our students.  She supports the integration of careers into the school's wider curriculum, putting opportunities with local employers at the heart of our students' education.  Laura runs Trinity House Group focusing on the placement of finance executives to local employers.