The constantly evolving worlds of work, training and employing mean that careers guidance is a vital part of young people’s education and development. There has never been a time when students have needed a more varied and complex set of skills, experiences and knowledge to ensure they are aware of and able to take advantage of the opportunities and challenges they will face.

At 91ɫƵ We believe that the aims of the curriculum should focus on the knowledge, qualities and skills learners need to succeed in school and beyond. The curriculum should:

  • Enable students to enjoy learning for its own sake, to develop their creative talents and to fulfil their intellectual potential.
  • Provide each individual with the knowledge and skills to respond to a changing world with confidence and humility.
  • Encourage students to be reflective, open-minded and principled, so that they can make a positive contribution to their community and the wider world

With these aims in view, the intent of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is to enable students to acquire a firm foundation of essential knowledge, understanding and skills alongside a commitment to lifelong learning as career paths continue to change and new knowledge and abilities are required. It engages students in a process which enables them to appreciate the skills they have gained and understand how they fit together, helping them to make ambitious decisions wisely throughout their lives particularly relating to education, training and employment.

Gatsby Benchmarks:
91ɫƵ has a duty to adhere to the Statutory Guidance published in 2018 and to continue working towards achieving the eight Gatsby benchmarks.

These are:
1: A Stable Careers Programme
2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
3: Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil
4: Linking Curriculum to Careers
5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
6: Experiences of Workplaces
7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
8: Personal Guidance

Head of Careers. Dr M. Stites

Policies & Planning



Students in all years can book careers interviews with an independent advisor by speaking with Mrs Shimmin.

Careers education and planning is, ideally, a collaborative effort involving a range of stakeholders including students, their parents, 91ɫƵ staff as well as external business and training/education providers. As well as making use of the resources provided on this page, 91ɫƵ welcomes enquiries, feedback and suggestions from all stakeholders. These can be directed to the Head of Careers, Dr M. Stites.






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