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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. 

Y11 Support:  see the pdf below about support for students post GCSE results in August 2021.

Mrs Threadgold talks about the Careers department and its ongoing support to students from Y9 through to Y13 below.

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Meet our Careers Team

  • SLT Careers Link:             Mr Madden
  • Careers Leader:               Mrs Threadgold
  • Careers Advisor:              Mrs Beach
  • Enterprise Advisor:         Laura Key

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. 


Careers Sources

Click here for the latest careers Local Market information (LMI).        

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Market and Worcestershire County Council have recently relaunched their website focusing on careers across all sectors - private enterprise, PLCs and public sector as well as training courses and further education - it carries a wealth of opportunity.  Many jobs refer to qualifications; see below for an explanation of how qualifications from GCSE's to PhD's align.

Below you will find information relating to Key Stage 4 choices together with Career Pathway Advice for parents.