Introduction to careers

COVID 19 UPDATE – Careers support is still up and running although we have had to alter the way we deliver and provide information advice and guidance to students. We are planning a number of virtual events to replace those that normally take place in school. Many of these will be delivered in the evening via Teams meaning parents can now be more involved. Our events help students understand, explore, and learn more about themselves and their future options. In addition we are also frequently sharing information about the current labour market, virtual work experience opportunities, and other useful career related information. Look out for updates via More News, Teams, email, and the schools social media networks.

At St Thomas More Catholic School we aim to raise the aspirations of our young people. We want to promote better access to all career pathways and enable our students to develop the skills outlook needed to achieve career wellbeing.

Our programme of careers education underpins the Department for Education Guidance (PDF). It will provide students with opportunities to develop and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to make realistic career decisions.

Careers team members

For any further information about the Careers Curriculum, please contact a member of our careers team.

Mrs S Roberts
Deputy Headteacher and Careers SLT Link

Mrs N Prior
Careers Leader
Mrs J Rasmin
Careers Advisor

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

We recognise we have a Christian duty to encourage and support students to develop the necessary skills and knowledge required to meet their future aspirations. To support this ethos St Thomas More Catholic School ensures pupils have access to the following CEIAG:

  • At least 1 opportunity for individual personal guidance with an impartial careers advisor before the end of Year 11.
  • A ‘drop-in’ careers office that is staffed and able to offer comprehensive and up-to-date information on opportunities in Education, Training and Employment.
  • Access to local Labour Market Information (LMI).
  • Access to occupational information including work experience, apprenticeships and further education training providers
  • Access to UCAS (information on universities in the UK).
  • A Careers Education Programme built into the school’s curriculum.
  • A Work Placement for the duration of 1 week in Year 10. (Cancelled for 2020-2021)
  • A Work Placement for the duration of 1 week in Year 12. (Cancelled for 2020-2021)

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