Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance

Senior Leader Guidance, Safeguarding & CEIAG - Joanne Pearson

0191 814 3890

Careers Over View 2021-2022.pdf

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

1. A stable careers programme

2. Learning from career and labour market information

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

5. Encounters with employers and employees

6. Experiences of workplaces

7. Encounters with further and higher education

8. Personal guidance

Promoting a career development culture is an essential part of the mission, vision and ethos of our school. We aim to support the aspirations of all our pupils and to ensure that they gain the understanding, skills and experience they need to make progress and succeed in learning and work. We believe that effective careers education and guidance not only contributes to the well-being of individuals but also to the wellbeing of their families, the communities to which they belong, wider society, businesses and the economy.


Norham High School is committed to providing an accurate and up to date programme of careers guidance, information and guidance for all of its pupils in years 7 - 11 in partnership with external providers. This encompasses curriculum provision, CPD for staff, information provision and management of the provision.


Pupil entitlement is clearly communicated via a range of in school media for example, posters, the school website, twitter, parental texts, assemblies and notice boards. There is also a range of attendance at parent’s evenings and school events of partner agencies. 

Monitoring, Review and Evaluation

A framework for monitoring the delivery of the careers guidance is in place. The external partnership agreements are reviewed annually. The programme is reviewed annually using the local quality standards for IAG to identify desirable improvements. Connexions staff continuously monitor and update resources.


The careers programme includes careers education lessons, careers guidance activities, research activities, work related learning, action planning, interview preparation, CV creation and record of achievement.

 Careers lessons are embedded as part of the school's tutorial programme in years 7 to 11. Other focused events eg; progression interviews (Connexions), options events, drop down days and advice at parents evenings are also provided.

Connexions North Tyneside 

Connexions provide impartial information, advice, guidance and support for 13-19 year olds to help them make choices for careers and learning. Advisers have extensive knowledge of the opportunities available and are fully trained in guidance skills to help young people make informed decisions.

All students in Year 11 will have a scheduled 1:1 appointment (Progression Interview) to discuss future intentions and careers. Your appointment will be passed on to you via your tutor. However, any student who wishes to have a 1:1 meeting can do so on request. 

All students who have an EHCP will be supported by Connexions Advisers, who attend EHCP review meetings in Year 9 & 11 and who will be able to support students’ transition after Year 11.

Our Connexions Advisors are Helen Heslop and Christina Didsbury 

Contact details: / 07837767673

The Connexions service is accredited to the Matrix Standard, a national award that recognises the high quality of careers advice and guidance provision.

Useful Resources

Try the Career 'O' Meter