Careers guidance

Careers guidance

Careers and personal information, advice and guidance at Sheringham are delivered by Tash Drury and Angela Martin (Sixth Form).

The following is one definition of guidance:

‘The process of helping individuals discover and develop their educational, vocational and psychological potentialities and thereby to achieve an optimal level of personal happiness and social usefulness’.

Your child may already have a career path in mind and is already preparing for the transition from school to college or employment with training or perhaps they are still a little unsure of which direction they want to take.

We work with students to help them gain an understanding of their needs and then agree actions to meet those needs. Those needs may span the whole range from guidance about selecting a University place, to crisis support for a young person at risk of becoming homeless, to an individual with a drug misuse problem.


Careers Education

We may look at:

  • The study choices available to them including apprenticeship and training opportunities
  • Gaining practical experience through volunteering or a gap year
  • Accessing sources of information and support including finance
  • The value of education and training to your career

We work within the school action plan for careers which outlines the work we carry out through the year.


Sheringham Action Plan Careers and Personal Advisers 2015 - 2016


CIAG Year 11- Autumn Term

  • Individual one to one appointments with school careers adviser which are a follow up to the initial year 10 discussions. Priority given to those who have been identified as having particular need i.e. SEN and those at most risk of becoming NEET.
  • Careers advisers attend Sixth Form open evening to be available for consultation with students and their parents.
  • Advisers assist year 11 students with post 16 applications to colleges, sixth forms and training providers using the Help You Choose online application process.
  • Monitoring and tracking of all students by advisers who report any concerns to Deputy Headteacher.
  • Careers adviser helps to identify students who may benefit from a visit to Cambridge University.
  • Students given one to one appointments to discuss issues of a personal nature as requested.

CIAG Year 12 and 13 – Autumn Term

  • Individual one to one appointments with careers adviser for students whom have been identified by Head of Sixth Form or Sixth Form Tutors as having particular needs with regard to making A level subject choices, post 18 option decisions and university course choices.
  • Year 13 students given priority to ensure successful transition into post 18 provision.
  • Year 12 students on the one year courses seen for one to one careers guidance appointments.
  • Students given one to one appointments to discuss issues of a personal nature as requested.
  • Careers adviser attends Sixth Form parents evening.

CIAG Year 9 – Autumn Term

  • Careers adviser to assist in organisation of and attend careers event for year 9 students.

CIAG years 7, 8, 9 and 10 – Autumn Term

  • One to one appointments with careers and personal adviser to discuss and gain support with issues of a personal nature that impact on their learning and development. Appointments initiated through self-referral or referral from tutors or school staff.
  • Careers information, advice and guidance intervention given to any student who requests one.

CIAG Year 11 – Spring Term

  • Individual one to one appointments with school careers adviser for those students identified during the Autumn Term as needing further support with post 16 planning.
  • Individual one to one appointments for those with personal issues requiring ongoing support or referral to other services.

CIAG Year 12 and 13 – Spring Term

  • Monitoring and tracking of year 13 destinations.
  • Arranging one to one careers and guidance appointments for those identified as at risk of becoming NEET.
  • Offering appointments to year 12 students who have been identified as not wanting to apply to university.
  • Individual one to one appointments for those with personal issues requiring ongoing support or referral to other services.

CIAG Year 9 – Spring Term

  • Offering appointments to year 9 students who require advice and guidance with regard to GCSE option choices.
  • Attendance of school careers adviser at year 9 parents evening to provide information, advice and guidance to students and their parents on careers and appropriate GCSE option choices.

CIAG Year 10 – Spring Term

  • One to one careers guidance appointments to introduce students to post 16 options.

CIAG years 7 and 8 – Spring Term

  • One to one appointments with careers and personal adviser to discuss and gain support with issues of a personal nature that impact on their learning and development. Appointments initiated through self-referral or referral from tutors or school staff.

CIAG Year 11– Summer Term

  • Monitoring and tracking of post 16 destinations. Appointments offered to those students who have not made applications, received offers or are at most risk of becoming NEET.
  • Careers advisers attend GCSE results day to offer advice and guidance to any students who have not achieved entry requirements for their preferred destination.
  • Individual one to one appointments for those with personal issues requiring ongoing support or referral to other services.

CIAG Year 12 and 13– Summer Term

  • Individual one to one appointments for those with personal issues requiring ongoing support or referral to other services.
  • Careers adviser supports students and tutors with UCAS applications.
  • Continued tracking and monitoring of year 13 students and offering one to one appointments when needed.
  • Continued monitoring of year 12 students on one year courses.
  • Attendance at A level results day.

CIAG Year 10 – Summer Term

  • Continuation of initial one to one careers guidance appointments to introduce students to post 16 choices and options.
  • Delivery of Help You Choose workshops as part of Futures day.
  • Visits to University and Colleges as appropriate.
  • Individual one to one appointments for those with personal issues requiring ongoing support or referral to other services.

CIAG years 7 and 8 – SummerTerm

  • One to one appointments with careers and personal adviser to discuss and gain support with issues of a personal nature that impact on their learning and development. Appointments initiated through self-referral or referral from tutors or school staff.

In conclusion

Encourage your child to explore all options so that you are all confident that they are making an informed choice that’s right for THEM.