Careers and Education Guidance

Careers Bulletin - W/C Monday 17th January 2022


Careers Overview 

To access National Careers Week and UNIFROG information please click on the links below: 


Our Careers department aims to provide excellent Careers provision for all. Mrs Gaulton, our Careers Leader, is available daily for any advice and guidance, she can be found in the, her office in the Sixth Form Block where there is a dedicated Careers area. Careers Education & Guidance is provided throughout the school and embedded in the curriculum. 

‘The Careers department is extremely proud to announce that it has achieved all eight of the Gatsby Benchmarks. The benchmarks are a framework for good career guidance developed to support schools in providing students with the best possible careers education, information, advice, and guidance. View the certificate 8-Gatsby-Benchmarks-EAN-school-certificate-STMC-march-21-2.pdf ’ 


Our designated Careers Leader is Mrs Gaulton, she can be contacted on 01279 654901

We have dedicated careers guidance & information which is delivered in three categories;

Universal; all pupils develop their careers knowledge and skills through assemblies, dedicated Careers PSHEE lessons, tutorial time.  External independent speakers will be invited in to speak to students throughout the year.

Concentrated;  pupils identified by Learning Co-ordinators  with a need for advice will have an interview with either the Careers Leader or where a more intensive guidance needs are identified will be referred to our independent advisor who visits regularly throughout the academic year. Years 12 & 13 students intending to look for apprenticeships or employment are also identified and offered interviews as a priority.

Self-Referral; pupils and or their parent/carer may arrange an appointment to see the Careers Leader.

We support all pupils to consider a broad and ambitious range of careers to help our pupils’ develop high aspirations and understand where different choices can take them in the future. Our Careers Library is situated in the O’Brien library and is available to all students throughout St Mary’s. Our Careers Leader is available to discuss careers and work experience. We also offer independent Careers Education and Guidance drop-in sessions for all year groups with our external independent advisor who visits the school on set days throughout the year. 


National Careers Week - 7th - 12th March 2022


National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.


This year’s theme for NCW2022 is: It’s all about

Upcoming Events

19 Jan

Year 7 Boys Basketball home Leventhorpe

4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Year 9 Boys Basketball v Leventhorpe (home)

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