Careers Education

Careers Strategy 2019-2020

Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) along with working with employers has 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.

Click here to view our CEIAG Strategy for 2019-2020.

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.

Parent Pack - October 2019

Amazing Apprenticeships - Resources

Year 10 Information Sheet

Year 11 Information Sheet


Solent Universit: Learner Career Resources



Pre-16 Learners

Introduction to University Presentation, My Solent Story Presentation and Resilience Presentation.

Post-16 Learners

Choosing a University, Writing Your UCAS personal Statement, Transition to University and Interviews, Auditions and Portfolios.

Chat to our students

To support applicants and those considering university, questions can be safely asked to students and staff (via UniBuddy).

52 things to do

Weekly information, targeted at that point in the application cycle.

Virtual University Tour

East Park Terrace campus tour.


Apprenticeship advice for students This website has details of all apprenticeships nationwide.  Filters can be used to select industry and location.


Career advice and guidance for students   This website is currently being redesigned but there is still information about a wide range of jobs and careers.


and a guide by JobHero called the “Ultimate Guide to Choosing A Career”


Career advice and guidance for Parents  A website for parents and carers designed by an experienced, independent career development professional. A website for parents and careers.  The contributors to this website are experienced professionals in the field of careers guidance.

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

Phil Harris-Bridge, Chair of Governors
Role: Advocate for careers support and challenge


Senior Leadership - Careers Lead

James Webb, Assistant Principal, Character with Education
Role: Strategic overview for careers


Tel: 02392 370321

Assistant Careers Lead in School

Simon Watkins, Lead for Education with Character
Role: Careers Leader, Day-to-day leadership and management of careers


Tel: 02392 370321

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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