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.

St Thomas More has a planned programme of Careers Education that is overseen by Deputy Head Teacher and Careers Lead Mr S Burns. He is supported by the Careers and Work Experience Coordinator Mrs N Prior, and external Careers Advisor Mrs J Rasmin. The Careers Administrator is Mrs R Mehmi.

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

For any further information about the Careers Curriculum, please contact Mr S Burns or Mrs N Prior.

Attached are the DFE Guidelines

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

School Mission Statement: “To guide and encourage students to be responsible, caring and confident in a climate of Gospel values where they can realise their full potential and celebrate each other’s success”.

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) via the school website (LINK to the latest 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
  • A Work Placement for the duration of 1 week in Year 12

Careers Curriculum

Careers in Key Stage 3

Careers in Key Stage 4

Careers in Key Stage 5

Careers activities schedule 2018-2019

Careers Resources

School leavers Guide 2018

National Careers Service “guide to the labour market in the West Midlands” (LMI)

Useful websites for schools and colleges (part one) (part two)

Linking curriculum learning to careers

Careers information for parents

Careers information for Employers, HE and Further Education Providers

Work Experience

Careers Activities, Events and Visits

Activity Survey - Report (PDF)