To provide quality and comprehensive information advice and guidance to all of our students enabling them to become effective decision makers, gain employability skills and help them to plan their future careers.
We aim to inform, inspire and motivate young people, preparing them for work and helping them to understand where different education and training choices could take them in the future.
This is delivered in Life Skills lessons in Key Stage 3 & 4, and via tutorials and assemblies in 6th form and is supported by activities such as Careers Fairs, visits, assemblies and employer engagement.
Please see the Life Skills programme below and the example Provider Access schedule.
The school’s well-resourced careers library is on the ground floor of the Independent Learning Centre (ILC). It contains a wide range of careers information as well as access to a number of specially designed careers programmes to provide our students with up to date and comprehensive information in order to help them make informed and realistic career decisions.
The upper floor of the ILC has all the university prospectuses and additional careers information specifically for post 16 students.
Careers Website Information
We subscribe to Kudos, a careers software package, which is introduced to students via Life Skills in Y10. Please see in addition a list of recommended careers website
Local Labour Market Information
Labour Market Information (LMI), describes information used to make labour market decisions. LMI can be a compilation of detailed statistical data on jobs and salaries, employers and employees, sectors, current employment conditions and future trends.
Students can access local labour market information and advice via the Careers Yorkshire & North Humber website. Please click on the image to access:
Please find below a link to the latest ‘Shape Your Future’ Booklet highlighting local job market information in York & North Yorkshire.
We have an impartial, experienced professionally qualified Careers Adviser based in school and who is available for two days a week in the ILC – usually Monday and Thursday. She offers a drop in service at breaks and lunchtimes for students as well as an appointment system for individual careers guidance.
Students and staff can book appointments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Parents and Carers are always welcome to attend. In addition a representative from the Careers department is available at parents’ evenings from year 9 upwards.