Careers Education

Careers Strategy 2018-2019

Careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG) along with working with employers makes a large impact on preparing students for post 16 education and the working world. 

The academy provides impartial information, advice and guidance on careers education as well as employability skills that students can use to help them effectively plan for their future. 

This involves a high level of support around higher education, apprenticeships and employment.  The aim is to ensure all pupils secure the right courses at the right level to sustain post-16 destinations.

Some Key Facts about Leadership and Management

The academy places a premium on the design and delivery of high quality CEIAG for all students at KS3 and KS4.

The Careers Leader has leadership and management of CEIAG and is supported by a senior member of staff on raising participation and ensuring all students have a high level of careers education whilst at the academy.

The academy provides Independent Careers Advice from a Level 6 qualified Careers Adviser and all students will have at least one meeting with the Careers Adviser before they leave in year 11.  The role of the Careers Adviser is to provide impartial information, advice and guidance for students and support the application process and planning of post-16 options. 

The academy works closely with external providers such as The University of Portsmouth, The University of Chichester, Havant & South Downs College, Highbury College and Portsmouth College, and a number of other local colleges to ensure that student transition is smooth and that students have a good knowledge of the courses and training that each establishment provides.  All members of staff are expected to contribute to CEIAG through their roles as tutors and subject leaders.

Year 7 Provision

•    PSHE lessons covering a wide range of career related topics
•    Careers Assemblies throughout the year including visits, videos and activities
•    University of Southampton visit for exploration into HE
•    University of Portsmouth ‘Step-Up’ programme
•    Career-related trips and visits.
•    Talent spotting – focused on identifying early careers support

Year 8 Provision

•    PSHE lessons covering a range of career related topics
•    Careers assemblies covering fields of work and aimed at raising aspirations
•    University of Southampton visit for exploration into HE
•    Solutions for the Planet ‘Big Ideas’ programme
•    Career-related trips and visits.

Year 9 Provision

Focused on careers and planning GCSE Pathways through:
•    Parent options evening and meetings
•    Employability and Enterprise activities
•    PSHE lessons covering aspects of careers
•    Careers assemblies covering fields of work and aimed at raising aspirations
•    University of Portsmouth ‘Step-Up’ programme
•    University of Southampton visit for exploration into HE
•    Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance ‘Life Line’ challenge day
•    Career-related trips and visits.

Year 10 Provision

•    PSHE lessons covering aspects of careers
•    1:1 Careers advice and guidance interviews
•    SEND students tri-work experience opportunities
•    Visit to and from employers and HE establishments
•    Post 16 career-focused assemblies, including: further education providers, apprenticeship providers and universities
•    Career-focused tutor times
•    University of Portsmouth ‘Step-Up’ programme
•    The Girls’ Network Mentoring programme
•    Career-related trips, visits and events, which includes college taster-day opportunities in the summer term.

Year 11 Provision

•    Post 16 career-focused assemblies, including: further education providers, apprenticeship providers and Universities
•    1:1 careers advice and guidance interviews to support students in completing college application forms or to apply for an apprenticeship
•    National Citizen Service summer programme
•    Southern Universities Network university summer school programme
•    On-going support throughout the summer, on results day, certificate evening and at any point once they leave Castle View Academy to ensure that they are engaging in education or training
•    Students identified as being at Risk of NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) are given extra support and referred to the Student Progression Officer from PCC who will provide 1:1 support throughout the Summer in which Year 11 students leave school.

The following are just a few of the many Colleges available to students to consider for their Post 16 options.  We recommend that students attend a range of open events planned at these establishments whilst in Year 10 and Year 11 to gain a full understanding of the opportunities available to them.  Prospectus and application forms are available from the Careers Office.


















Castle View Academy Careers Team

Governing Body

To Be Confirmed, Link Governor 
Role: Advocate for careers support and challenge

Email: TBC

Senior Leadership

Laura Watford, Head of Science/STEM Lead
Role: Strategic overview for careers


Tel: Tel: 02392 370321 (Ext 232)

Careers Lead in School

Julian Morgan, Head of Careers and Employability
Role: Careers Leader, Day-to-day leadership and management of careers


Tel: 02392 370321 (Ext 281)

PSHE Teacher

Emma Williams, Head of History and PSHE
Role: PSHE Lead


Tel: 02392 370321 (Ext 238)

Careers Adviser

Mandy Haddigan, PCC Careers Adviser
Role: Supports the Careers Leader in providing students with Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

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