Careers Education


Your Future Matters

We aim to create successful futures for all our young people so they can sustain employment and experience personal and economic success throughout their working lives.

Our vision is for every young person to be ambitious, develop skills and achieve qualifications to fulfil their potential within the world of work.

What to expect from your school careers programme

  • All pupils in years 7-11 access a programme of lessons within the PSHE curriculum, which focus on different aspects of careers and employability skills.
  • All pupils complete a short careers survey to help us identify several career sectors they are interested in, so we are able to direct opportunities to genuine interests.
  • All pupils will have at least one Employer Encounter during each year at school. These encounters include visits to local universities, national careers events such as The Big Bang and The World Skills Show.
  • Local business and employers visit our schools to offer practice interviews and attend an annual Careers Fair, which is open to all pupils and parents.
  • Access to online resources to support careers development such as e-Clips or Let’s Do Business helping pupils to research careers independently.
  • We offer access to businesses, employers, Post 16 providers to deliver talks and assemblies each year to make sure all pupils know the opportunities available to them when they leave school.
  • In Year 10 and 11, every pupil has a 1:1 guidance interview with one of our Level 6 Careers Advisors. Parents and carers are able to attend this interview if they would like to.
  • We actively promote access to a wide range of careers to all pupils challenging stereotypes and careers, which traditionally have been gender-specific.
  • We encourage the development of work ready skills through our curriculum and extracurricular activities.

How you can support your child in their career journey

  • Please talk to your child about their career interests, if they do not know what they would like to do focus on developing their work ready skills through activities, hobbies and interests.
  • Visit The Midland Academies Trust website  MAT Careers Education. You will find a lot of information about careers and information for parents and pupils to support career development.
  • Take advantage of the many employer encounters offered during the year, sometimes a visit out of school can motivate and provide pupils with direction in their career planning.
  • Contact the school if you need support of any aspects of careers, or if you are able to support the school careers programme.


Careers Provision

It is never too early to think about careers and your future plans. We believe that providing opportunities and information as well as careers guidance from a qualified careers advisor supports all young people to make informed plans and decisions.

Each of our schools have a team of staff committed to planning and delivering high quality Careers events for all our pupils.

We have a careers curriculum for years 7-11 which introduces, develops and provides information to help pupils make informed careers decisions.

Our careers work is designed to support the Gatsby Benchmarks.

The careers curriculum is planned and resourced to fit into the whole school curriculum and utilises knowledge books and teaching methods used in all lessons. There are opportunities for discussion within the lessons to allow pupils to explore topics and ask questions. Like other subjects we use knowledge quizzes to help build up pupils' knowledge of careers so that they become familiar with terms and career specific words.

The programme is shown below (click on the image to enlarge):


Policies aligned to Careers Education including our brand new employer access policy which enables direct contact between employers and school.

Please click on the links below to view our policies


The CEIAG Team

At the Midland Academies Trust we have a team of staff who work together to deliver quality and impartial CEIAG. The team consists of: 

  • Emily Clark – Careers Leader, (
  • Mrs Debbie Partridge - Careers and Employability Manager 
  • Ms Caroline Denny - Careers Advisor
    If you would like to speak to Debbie or arrange an appointment please contact her on 02476243039 or email her on