Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Year 11

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

Encounters with Higher/Further Education

Personal Guidance







Career Focus

Career Outcomes

Students are able to make a clear and informed choice about their chosen post 16 route and take a proactive role in making themselves competitive in the applications process.

Students have identified their chosen post 16 route and selected the appropriate local provider/s.

Students have a reviewed personal action plan to support them in the application process for their chosen route. 

Students can identify some strategies for preparing a competitive application or interview. 






2, 3, 7, 8

Throughout the Year

  • Access to ‘Careers Clinic’
  • 1:1 support from Careers lead for applications/Post 16 options
  • Students feel supported and confident in the Post 16 application process.

2, 3, 4, 5

Throughout the Year

  • 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.

2, 3, 4


  • Weekly tutor led ‘Future Focus’ session.
  • Different careers focus each week to give students a regular opportunity to reflect on careers. .
  • Ensure students have a regular opportunity to reflect upon and develop their own career pathways. 

2, 4


  • Assembly
  • Applications to post 16 choices
  • Ensure all students are aware of the expectations and time sensitivity of applications to their post 16 choices. 


3, 8

  • PSHE/Tutor Time
  • Opportunity to research and explore career choices.
  • Students are able to access an up to date list of career suggestions
  • PSHE/Tutor Time
  • Students given regular opportunities throughout the year to review their action plan developed with Careers Councillor.
  • Increase individual ownership of what action needs to be taken to achieve desired goals.
  • PSHE/Tutor Time
  • Students encouraged to build personal profile.
  • Students continue to build a comprehensive body of evidence around their own employability/experiences.

2, 3, 8

  • Careers Guidance
  • All students have a 30 minute 1:1 careers interview with a trained careers guidance counsellor
  • Students are fully aware of expectations of application process of their chosen post 16 route.

1, 2, 3

  • Families and Carers
  • Representatives from wide range of post 16 provision invited to attend parent’s evening: open evenings and applications processes
  • Encourage increased home-school engagement in supporting the transition to post 16 choices.