Careers Curriculum


Our curriculum is mapped to ensure all of our students have access to high quality careers and guidance throughout their time with us. Our curriculum map shows how we meet the Gatsby Benchmarks and incorporate the CDI Framework to ensure our students are prepared for success in their next steps towards a prosperous future.

The map shows our tutor time provision for careers, as well as wider curriculum opportunities that are offered at different times of the year. Our teachers also engage with the wider careers programme in their lessons, although this is not recorded on the map below.

Implementation of the Careers Curriculum:


  • Our weekly careers curriculum is embedded into our tutor time programme, delivered by tutors to all students (years 7-11) and co-ordinated by our Trust Lead and expert for Careers. In years 12-13 the careers curriculum is co-ordinated by the KS5 Careers Lead and delivered by tutors and year leaders across both morning registration and a one hour per week tutor period. The KS3-5 programme is a progressive and impartial programme, routinely monitored, audited and evaluated to ensure it is fit for purpose.
  • We plan and facilitate sessions and assemblies from external providers who can fully inform students about the Labour Market Information and the range of post-16 options, post-18 options, alternative qualifications and pathways. These are mapped over the year, to ensure all have access to this information.
  • Teachers confidently embed careers within their own subjects and share their own expert subject knowledge to the world of work. They can explain the range of pathways available, giving unbiased options.
  • Communication with parents regularly includes up-to-date careers information and opportunities. This is accessible on our school website and communicated through our Personal Development Parent Newsletter. We also encourage post-16, post-18, apprenticeship and training providers to attend our parents’ evenings, options’ evenings and other community events, to ensure parents can access the information these providers offer.
  • We have an evolving Alumni programme to inform and inspire our students. Alumni lead assemblies and attend events to talk about their career journey with our young people.
  • We have a close working relationship with all stakeholders including Futures, DANCOP, Enterprise Advisor, D2N2 and Luminate. We have regular access to our Trust Careers Advisor and Trust Lead, who provide invaluable support in the delivery of our career’s curriculum.
  • All year 10 and year 12 students are given the opportunity to access a work experience placement, using UniFrog as a tool to log, reflect on and evaluate this experience. All students are given at least two opportunities to personalised, impartial careers advice from a qualified advisor between years 10 – 13.

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