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Students across all year groups participate in a structured and comprehensive programme of Careers Education, complementing and supporting the Careers Information, Advice and Guidance provision within school. This is delivered through tutorial lessons in Years 7 to 11 and through both Enrichment activities and Tutor Groups within the Sixth Form. A progressive programme of activities from Year 7 onwards helps students to explore career paths and to manage individualised career development. Each student has their own “My Career Story” booklet which enable students to plan and reflect on their own career plans.

The main programme of careers events and activities is summarised below:

Year 7: Students learn about jobs in the north east, how to write a letter and complete an application form and learn about unusual jobs.

Year 8: Students learn about personal branding and how to promote a positive self-image, how to write a CV, understanding labour laws and how to access National Careers Service.

Year 9: Students learn about qualification routes, apprenticeships, vocational courses and A-levels.

Year 10: Students get introduced to our work experience programme, have a week out of school on a work placement and reflect on the skills and experiences they have developed during their placement.

Year 11: Students recap the different post 16 routes, learn about skills that employers are expecting them to develop and what employee recruitment is all about. All year 11 students participate in the Building My Skills programme delivered by Esh Group.

Year 12: Students are introduced to employability and careers during the first half term of the tutorial programme. All students also attend talks as part of this process from universities and employers delivered by external providers to raise awareness of post 16 options. Students build a portfolio which is reviewed weekly with tutors during morning registration.

Year 13: Students recap employability and careers guidance given in Y12. All students attend talks on writing personal statements, delivered my external providers as well as attend talks and sessions from university providers and business employers. Similar to Y12 students, Y13 will begin to build a portfolio of enrichment, careers and subject progression that will be reviewed weekly with tutors during morning registration.

In addition regular events are organised for students throughout the school year, including an annual Careers Fair, STEM related projects with local employers Cummins Inc, Enterprise projects, Mock Interview Day, subject-related in school talks led by employers and colleges/universities and visits to various careers and skills events and local colleges and universities.

All the above aim to provide students with information about the breadth of careers and study options available. For more information please see Egglescliffe School’s CEIAG Policy.


We are proud to deliver a wide and varied careers programme to students, and the school is well above the national average when comparing the programme to the Gatsby Benchmarks. The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines about what makes the best careers provision in schools and colleges. Our current results using the Compass Careers Benchmark Tool can be viewed here.


All students in Year 11 receive at least one careers appointment with the schools Careers Coordinator, Miss Pascoe, or an independent careers advisor to explore their educational and career options to support them in their transition to post-16 learning or training.

Students from any year group can make an appointment with Miss Pascoe by calling into the Careers Office, ringing the school on 01642 352570 or by emailing on

Sixth Form students are encouraged to make an appointment with the school Careers Coordinator to explore post 18 options.


The school Careers Library is situated behind the Careers Office and is stocked with helpful literature and college prospectus’. University prospectus’ are located in the Sixth Form careers information area on the top floor of the Sixth Form block.
Online Careers Information:

Supporting Businesses

As part of our excellent extra-curricular programme Egglescliffe School works with a variety of local and national businesses who support our students’ careers related learning (click on logo for link to company):