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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:             Mrs Paddock

Careers Leader:               Mrs Threadgold

Careers Advisor:              Mrs Beach

Careers Support:             Miss Klatt