Careers

The Careers Team

The Careers team at Northgate High School is based in a purpose-designed Careers Suite in the administration block.

The team consists of:

Mrs C Gray – Head of Careers, Enterprise and Work-Related Learning

Mrs V Calder – Post-16 Careers Adviser

Mrs L Baxter – Careers, Enterprise and Work Experience Administrator

If you would like to contact one of the Careers team, please do so on the usual school number - 01473 210123 - or by emailing [email protected] - please include who the message is for in the title.

Pupils are able to access the Careers Suite and can make appointments to see members of staff. There is a fully-stocked careers library and prospectuses from a range of education providers. The suite is equipped with computers with Internet access.

The Careers Programme

In Year 8, Careers is delivered as part of the tutorial and PSHEE programmes. Topics covered include the relationship between school and work, skills and qualifications for the workplace and different career paths.

In Years 9 to 11, Careers is delivered both as part of the tutorial programme and through our Core programme. In Year 9 pupils undertake a self-analysis, think about employability and consider their future aspirations and options. In Year 10 the focus is on jobs and the application process. In addition, Year 10 pupils undertake a work experience programme. In Year 11, pupils are supported in identifying appropriate routes for their life beyond Northgate. We also run events to support our young people in planning for their future, such as Year 9 Options Evening and our Year 11 Pathways evening, to which external providers are invited.

In Years 12 and 13, Careers is delivered through specific guidance sessions, access to workshops and speakers, input by our alumni and through one-to-one support. A number of students also undertake work experience as part of their programme.

Measuring and assessing impact

Our destinations data suggests that our Careers programme is successful in helping pupils to prepare for their future. In addition, we make use of pupil surveys to review and refine our Careers offer.

National Careers Service

To access the National Careers Service website, click here.

June 2018

Due for review June 2019