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Information and Policies


Students & Parents information

Students in Years 7-13 are encouraged to talk to their subject teachers and tutors about their future plans regarding subject options and opportunities post 16 and 18. Miss Barratt and Mrs Hoyles are available to talk to and ask for information or to arrange a careers meeting with a qualified careers advisor.   They will receive information that is independent and the careers guidance provided is presented in an impartial manner and includes information on a range of education or training options, including apprenticeships and other vocational pathways.  The guidance given will always be impartial and in the best interests of the student to whom it is given.


Gatsby Benchmarks

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define excellent career guidance, which the Department of Education (DfE) expects schools and colleges to meet. 

Gatsby Benchmark 1: A stable careers programme

Gatsby Benchmark 2: Learning from career and labour market information

Gatsby Benchmark 3: Addressing the needs of each pupil

Gatsby Benchmark 4: Linking curriculum learning to careers

Gatsby Benchmark 5: Encounters with employers and employees

Gatsby Benchmark 6: Experiences of workplaces

Gatsby Benchmark 7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education

Gatsby Benchmark 8: Personal Guidance


Other Useful Tools

Not everyone finds it easy to know what they want to do with the rest of their lives. Even those that do have a firm idea may change their mind. The best career ideas are based on your own skills, qualities and interests. You can try a careers quiz to find out what types of jobs might suit you.

Sign up for an account and enjoy exploring what might be the perfect career for you.

Why not try a 'Buzz' quiz, it's quick and simple and will reveal lots about the type of career that might suit you


National careers service

A to Z of jobs -

Find job descriptions and information on entry routes for specific jobs with A-Z of jobs If you have ever thought or currently are thinking about going to University, please look at the following links below which can provide valuable information and support.