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Careers Education IAG

Careers Lead – Mr S York

SLT Careers Link – Mrs M Shields


Good Careers education for young people is vital for our pupils to be able to go and achieve their goals in life. We understand most pupils come to us with very little knowledge of the work of work, and they need to be supported to help them make informed choices. We are developing a new Careers Plan for all pupils at Our Lady and St Bede to ensure that all pupils develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the workplace by the time they leave us.

New this academic year is that parents and pupils will have the opportunity to meet a careers adviser at each of the Parents Evenings throughout the school year. This will be done on an appointment basis only, and there will more information about parents booking an appointment when the parents evening letters are sent home nearer the time. Provider Access Statement   Careers Programme Information   Learning Journey


All pupils have a Unifrog account. Unifrog is information in one single, impartial, user-friendly platform that helps students to make the best choices, and submit the strongest applications. Compare every university, every undergraduate course, degree apprenticeship and School Leaver Programme in the UK, Europe and US.


Using your time at school wisely to help you make informed choices about your future career is vital. You should always start by thinking about what you would like to do and do some research about this career, often there is much more to your chosen career than you think! If you would like to do some research, there are lots of websites out there which can help you, and you can find a long list here.

This is just a small selection of websites for you to begin with - click the links to find out more.


We always welcome any support employers, businesses and training providers can offer with helping to deliver a rich career programme for our students.

We have numerous activities happening throughout the year which can be seen on our Careers Plan.

If you feel you could offer any support or would like to come into school, please get in touch with us.

If you would like to read our Provider’s Access Policy, please find it here.

A provider wishing to request access should contact careers@ourladyandstbede.org.uk.


We understand parents/carers can often find it daunting supporting their child with finding their future career. Whilst there are lots of websites out there to help your children make informed choices, these websites are specifically designed to help you support your children in their careers education.

An Introduction to Higher Education

Higher education is the term given to qualifications you may choose to study at 18 after completing further education. Higher Education qualifications are level 4 and above. In the North East we are lucky to have so many great providers of higher education so there is a range of choice available about what you study and where you study. Some careers require applicants to hold a specific higher education qualification, e.g. Doctors, dentists and teachers, however many careers favour those with a higher education qualification.


Labour Market Information

To help you understand the local labour market and they types of jobs that are available in the Tees Valley area there are a selection of useful resources here to tell you about the current vacancies and growth sectors. There is also lots of useful information on the Tees Valley Careers Website at https://www.teesvalleycareers.com/education/resources/ or you can create your own free profile here and get lots of relevant careers information, using the Start Profile App.

If you are a student, teacher, employer or parent/carer and would like to provide some feedback about Careers in the school, what we are doing well or how we could improve, please fill in the survey here.

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