Careers and Destinations: Parents

Careers and Destinations advice and guidance


To develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to life in a rapidly changing world.

​The careers programme is continually being developed and evaluated. We believe that every student should have opportunities to learn about the world of work, employability skills and the personal qualities that are valued in the workplace. This will build self-confidence and raise aspirations. Students can then make informed choices about future careers.

The careers programme promotes equal opportunities and challenges stereotypical thinking and attitudes. It helps all students to overcome any barriers to progress that they may encounter and ensures that all students receive information and guidance, especially at key decision and transition points. It is evaluated and measured against the Gatsby Benchmarks. You can find out more information here:

We are working towards full implementation of the Gatsby Benchmarks to ensure that careers provision is of the highest quality for students.

The Gatsby Benchmarks are:

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance

Overview of the Careers Programme:

  • A planned programme of careers education across each Year Group (7-11)
  • Impartial careers advice and guidance from both in house and external sources
  • Opportunities to develop knowledge of the workplace and develop employabilityskills
  • Provision of an extensive range of information about employment and education options including labour market information, entry requirements and progression routes
  • A one to one careers interview in Year 11 and 13 with an action plan to discuss post 16 progression options
  • Targeted support for identified vulnerable pupils at risk of becoming NEET [Not in education employment or training] to discuss their post 16 options
  • College, University and Apprenticeship information
  • The tracking of pupil destinations data

Please contact Catherine Williams, Careers and Destinations Lead for more information