Careers Leader: Mrs S. Macpherson (

All students are given access to a Careers Education and Guidance programme and have the opportunity to discuss their experiences and learning outcomes. The programme is evaluated through our annual year group review programme through which questionnaires are completed by both parents and students and the feedback is used in our programme reviews.

All students will have access to the following:
  • One lesson of PSHE guidance every two weeks
  • Year 9 and Year 11 Options Evenings
  • Appropriate careers advice within subject areas and highlighting of both employability skills and vocational subject significance
  • Opportunity to discuss future plans with tutors, and an independent CEG advisor
  • Preparation for their day placement on Take your Daughter to Work Day in Year 8 and review
  • Year 9 visit to the South Kesteven Careers Fair
  • Year 11 attendance at a talk where they gain information on apprenticeships
  • Years 10, 11 and Year 12 and 13 are offered an interview with an independent CEG advisor
  • Year 12 and 13 students receive both whole year group and individual 1:1 advice and guidance on the university application process
  • Year 13 students selecting post 18 progression outside Higher Education receive individual guidance to support their applications and advice on the recruitment and selection process
  • An opportunity to attend mock interviews
  • The chance to participate in Young Enterprise in Year 12
  • Careers week (June/July), where all curriculum subjects highlight career opportunities and employability skills linked to their subject areas across all year groups

    Students will be able to:
  • Record their achievements and set individual targets
  • Access the Careers Library and School Library 8.00 am to 4:15 pm
Students can identify their Key Skills through the Personal Development & Guidance programme.

Provider Access Policy


This policy statement sets out the school's arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider's education or training offer. This complies with the school's legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Pupil Entitlement

All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled:
  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including
  • technical education and apprenticeships - through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
In line with the updated Provider Access Policy this provision will include from January 2023:
  • Two mandatory encounters with a provider of technical education or apprenticeships within Years 8 & 9, between 1 September in Year 8 and 28 February in Year 9
  • Two mandatory encounters with a provider of technical education or apprenticeships within Years 10 & 11, between 1 September in Year 10 and 28 February in Year 11
  • Two encounters with a provider of technical education or apprenticeships within Years 12 & 13, between 1 September in Year 12 and 28 February in Year 13. These will be optional for students to attend.
These encounters are highlighted in bold in the Careers Programme below.
Careers Program
Autumn Term Sept-Dec Spring Term Jan-Mar Summer Term Apr-Jul
Year 7 Safety Day

Theatre Visit
Author Visit
Zoo Visit
Year 8 Reflective Learners

1:1 Reviews

Careers Quiz


Science - Medic Day

Take Your Daughter to Work Day First Aid

Introduction to Technical Education and Apprenticeships

Careers Week
Careers Themed Form Time (once a week)
Year 9
Team Building Day (RAF)

GCSE Options Evening

Real Game

Personal Finance
Resilience research

Money Matters (Banking Provider)

Local Technical Education and Apprenticeships provider encounter
Financial Capability

Access to Independent Careers advisor

Safety Day

Careers Week
Year 10
Life Skills - Entering the World of Work

Employment Rights & Laws

CV Writing

Employability Skills

Science - Big Bang Fair

Fashion Advertising

Cost Living

Magistrate Talk

Careers Interviews

Personal Finance
Life Skills - assembly and tutor group opportunities

Financial Capability

Careers Interviews

Apprenticeships talk

Careers Week
Year 11
Life Skills - assembly on opportunities at 16

Professional Skills

Careers Interviews
Post - 16 evening

1:1 meetings about post 16 options

Oxbridge Conference

Local Technical Education and Apprenticeships provider encounter

Careers Interviews
Post - 16 taster sessions
Year 12
Benefits of extra/super-curricular activities.

Employability Skills

Promotion of Work Experience

Launch of Young Enterprise

Post-18 Careers Fair HE Apprenticeships & T levels
Future education, training and employment options.

Employability Skills

Higher Education talks

Review of work experience and extra- curricular activities

Oxbridge Conference
Higher Education evening

Interview skills & mock interviews

Preparing a CV

Post-18 Day - including Technical Education and Apprenticeships provider encounter

UCAS Exhibition

Careers Week
Futures Friday - investigating different careers
In Y12 & Y13 we try to arrange ongoing optional small group talks about different careers according to student requests and interests e.g. law, midwifery, routes into teaching, armed forces, psychology etc. Many of these are provided by the school's alumni. All events are evaluated.
Year 13
Workshops - HE and higher apprenticeship applications

1:1 reviews

Post-18 options research

Employability skills

Promotion of Work Experience

1:1 support through the HE application process
Studying abroad/gap years

Personal Financial Management

Survival skills for living away from home.

1:1 support through the HE application process

Labour Market Information

Parents/guardians and staff can access up to date information about careers and the labour market to help advise students by using the links below. Information about pay, numbers of vacancies and the chance to experience different job roles helps to develop high aspirations and our students' capacity to make effective choices:
800 job profiles illustrating careers. Some online guidance too
Online data portal with up to date labour market information
Key trend data on changes in the labour market
1,000 different video clips including personal careers stories

Ideas from apprenticeship champions
Video clips outlining different job roles

Management of provider access requests

A provider wishing to request access should contact Mrs Sally Macpherson Careers Leader. Telephone: 01476 563017 Email:

If you are able to offer a talk to our students about a specific industry or your own career journey, please follow the link below and complete our on-line form. We will then get in touch as soon as we can to make arrangements.

Guest Speaker Enquiry Form

For safeguarding purposes, providers should bring photo identification with them when visiting the school.

Premises and Facilities
The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support the provider presentations. This will be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Administrator or the Careers Leader.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course or employment literature at the Careers Resource Centre. The Careers Resource Centre is available to all students at lunch and break times.

Approval and Review
Approved 9/2/2021 by Governors at Welfare Committee (updates January 2023 pending)
Next Review date: June 2024