Careers Guidance

Finding the right pathway for you

Mrs Fliss Compton (Careers Lead)
Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01621 782377

Ms Louise Brazier (Independent and Impartial Careers Adviser)
Email: [email protected]

Mr Kevin Rumary (Assistant Principal)
Email: [email protected]

The information on this page is reviewed annually. The next scheduled review is 1st May 2024. If you have any feedback, please get in touch via the contact page on this website.

Our Careers lead is Mrs Compton. She is responsible for the delivery of the academy’s programme of careers advice and guidance. Mrs Compton ensures that we are meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks effectively. She has a BA Hons degree from Durham University in European studies with German and French, and she is a mum to two busy boys. When not at a dance competition or a sea cadet event, she likes to read and spend time in the garden. 

Mrs Compton and her team are here to help you find areas that you may be interested in and, over time, start to work out how you might get there. As you progress up through the school years we will help you to make the right choices so that the career options you want are open to you. But, of course, it’s you that has to do the hard work with your learning in and out of the classroom.

You have access to a comprehensive careers programme as well as independent and impartial careers advice and guidance. We want to support and encourage you to make informed choices about your future and be well prepared for your next steps.

Our careers programme is designed to support you at key transition points and allows you to explore, discover and access the opportunities that are out there. 

Impact of our Careers Programme

98% of all our students stay in education or enter employment after Key Stage 4. This is significantly above both Local Authority and National Average. 100% of our disadvantaged students stay in education or enter employment, again, outperforming National Averages.

Recent Achievements

We have been re-accredited with the Quality in Careers Standard Award using the Careers Mark approach in September 2023 Quality in Careers Standard Award.

This national award provides external recognition of the high-quality careers education, information, advice, and guidance provided at the school.

The Career Mark Assessor visit in September 2023 commended the school’s work to continually monitor, review and evaluate the school’s approach to its CEIAG (careers, education, information, advice and guidance) provision: “The academy clearly raises the aspirations of many learners, helps them to experience and learn about the world of work as well as thinking about their future and how they can achieve their career aims. Staff work hard to ensure careers is part of the curriculum and support learners to achieve their individual ambitions.”