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We have a whole school approach to careers with all staff supporting the delivery of all career routes within CEIAG through our personal development curriculum to all year groups 7-11(Personal Development Page) In addition, we continue to cover the Gatsby benchmarks with other year group events such as Y10 Business Week and our annual Y8 Alumni Hotseating event where former students are invited back to talk to groups of students about their time at this school and what they are doing now. CEIAG is also covered across the curriculum with events such as college/university workshops in RE and Modern languages. (CIEAG at St Bede’s) Our students in Y11 and those in Y9 who require it receive a one to one discussion with Mark Blagbrough. (Careers Advisor L6 qualified) They will be offered high quality impartial information, advice and guidance on post 16 pathways and choices as well as assistance with applications, CV writing and options for those in Y9. All career guidance one to ones and other activities are logged onto Compass Plus for each individual student.

Students have access to a wide variety of career-based literature in the LRC, which is kept up to date by our library assistant Tina Cain. Prospectuses from all of the local colleges, and training providers are available to students to view or to take away, alongside an array of vocational information detailing routes through apprenticeships and traineeships. We also have a range of prospectuses from universities across the country. 

Throughout the Autumn term Y10 and 11 have the opportunity to visit the post 16 providers lunch time drop-in sessions (max 3 providers at a time) where they can ask questions and take away any relevant information to help them make decisions about their life beyond St Bede’s. Y11 also spend a week on work experience. This is a self-placement approach which works well for such young people.

The students are introduced to Kudos (the leading career development service) in Y8 and will revisit in Y9 (options) and Y11 (transition).

St Bede’s Catholic High School is committed to providing the highest quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance for all students in Years 7-11. We will continue to encourage and support our students to access personal development programmes and post-16 summer programmes such as the National Citizen Scheme and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. There will be a wide range of careers opportunities, events, assemblies, drop-ins etc. for all students throughout the academic year. Our careers programme is constantly evolving.  Students, parents and employer evaluations happen frequently and feed in to the CEIAG evaluations.

We will seek to ensure that the provision we provide is bespoke to each student’s individual need whether that be age, ability or educational, and that it is underpinned by equality and opportunity.

We aim to successfully embed the Gatsby Good Careers Guidance Benchmarks in our school:

  • To provide and embed a stable Careers Programme.
  • To provide good quality information about jobs and careers paths in line with current labour market information.
  • To address the needs of each student and offer a bespoke careers programme which embeds equality and diversity.
  • To link curriculum learning to careers with particular emphasis on STEM subjects.
  • To provide each student with multiple opportunities, throughout their school life, to encounter employers and learn about work, employment and skills valued in the workplace.
  • To offer each student experiences of workplaces to help their exploration of careers opportunities and expand their networks.
  • To provide students with meaningful encounters with representatives from Further and Higher Education establishments and understand the full range of learning opportunities available to them.
  • To offer personal guidance and impartial advice, usually in the form of a one-to-one interview with a careers adviser.

This careers page is a live link to employers and providers in our region and nationally. There is a chat facility to ask questions too! Click here or see the link below to find out more!

LMI information

on the link 
HERE and then you have 3 cards appear.
You can type in a job and then compare the details of all three on the screen

CEIAG Co Ordinator  
Mrs Lisa Turpin  (01695 570335,


St Bede’s Catholic High School,

St Anne’s Road


L39 4TA

Telephone: 01695 570335



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