Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Year 10

Gatsby Benchmarks







Sustainable Careers Programme

Learning from Careers and Labour Market information

Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil

Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers

Encounters with Employers and Employees

Experiences of Workplaces



Career Focus

Career Outcomes

Students are taking a more active role in making themselves more competitive for the world of work.

Students have attended a meaningful work experience and are able to list at least 2/3 employability skills this has helped them develop.

Students have created an action plan that aligns with their ambitions to identify personal areas of strength and to work on identified areas of development.






2, 4


  • Introduction to Work Experience, why it is important and what they can get out of it. 
  • Increase student awareness career routes and how this maps back to GCSE options choices.
  • September
  • Introduction to making decisions about post 16 options.
  • Ensure all students are aware of the expectations of them to apply for post 16, relevant dates and open evenings and to begin seriously thinking about beginning this process.
  • May

3, 8

PSHE/Tutor Time


  • Start Profile – update personal profile
  • Students are able to access an up to date list of career suggestions
  • September
  • Start Profile – students complete the Modules on ‘Improving my employability skills’
  • Students a clear idea of what employability skills are, which are their strengths and which they need to develop
  • April
  • Start profile – students begin to add to the ‘My Locker’ section
  • Students begin to build a comprehensive body of evidence around their own employability/experiences.
  • Throughout the Year
  • Start Profile- in conjunction with personal careers guidance from qualified counsellor, students begin to develop their own careers action plan.
  • Increase individual ownership of what action needs to be taken to achieve desired goals.
  • March-May

2, 3, 8

Careers Guidance

  • All students have a 30 minute 1:1 careers interview with a trained careers guidance counsellor
  • Students receive personalised careers advice from an unbiased professional with extensive local knowledge.
  • March - May

3, 5, 6

Work Experience

  • All students take part in a one week work experience placement.
  • Engage in a real life experience of work and test their own employability skills and preferences.
  • July

4, 5, 6

Curriculum linked career events/talks/visits

  • Series of Speakers from different industries to give careers talks throughout the Year.
  • Increase student’s awareness of and interaction with a range of industries.
  • Ongoing throughout the Year

1, 2, 3

Families and Carers

  • Allocated slot in parent information evening dedicated to sharing the careers programme and highlighting support resources.
  • Particular focus on GCSE options choices.
  • Raise the profile of the role of careers education.
  • March