Careers Information & Guidance (Progression)2019-03-06T12:17:41+00:00

Careers Information & Guidance (Progression)

Our Staff

Debbie Pasfield, Careers/Pathways Adviser
0113 390 0770 ext 277
Monday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30am – 2:30 pm

Ray Gullen, Transition Support
0113 390 0770 ext 277
Monday and Friday 9:00 am – 2: 00 pm

James Barratt

– Co-Ordinator of PSHCE

Andy Beecroft

– Senior Assistant Principal Student Experience/Careers Lead


We aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage students to consider a wide range of careers.

The CEIAG programme in school offers information, guidance support and advice to assist students with making well informed realistic career decisions across all key stages.

In particular we intend our students to:

  • Develop a broad understanding of the world of work and student’s ability to respond to changing opportunities

  • Develop independent research skills so that they can make good use of information and guidance

  • Develop and use their self-knowledge when thinking about and making choices

  • Develop the skills they need to review achievements, plan future actions, make decisions, present themselves well and cope with change and transition.


Careers includes both education and guidance. Careers education helps our students develop the knowledge and skills they need to make successful choices, manage transitions in lessons. We have a well-resourced Careers Library containing a wide range of careers materials.

Our Careers Adviser is available to see students every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and offers a drop in service at breaks and lunchtimes to all year groups. There is also an appointment system for individual careers guidance interviews.  Appointments can be booked by students, parents, staff and key workers.

Career sessions within the PSHCE programme are delivered at key transition points. The careers within the curriculum will be embedded into subject learning and delivered through co-curricula activities to promote both subject learning and personal and social development in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks . Our new school careers strategy will encompass personal guidance, experiences of workplaces, encounters with employers and both Higher and Further Education establishments.

Building My Skills is a year-long employability skills, information and guidance programme which provides students in Year 9 with a rounded introduction to the world of work. It is facilitated through timetabled business engagement session. In 2018/2019 our link employers are ESH Construction, Gateley PLC, British Heart Foundation and Whitewing Recruitment.



Careers Education Guidance and Provider Access Policy


Employer Links

We work closely with our Enterprise Adviser from Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) who has supported us to develop close working relationships with local employers to enhance the careers work we offer.

We have an ongoing close working relationship with Yorkshire Water and have recently been partnered with Unilever who will be working with us to develop careers across the curriculum. We are keen to work with new employers to help our students develop their employability skills and help enhance our curriculum learning, if you would like to work with us please contact in the first instance.


The decisions young people make from an early stage at school can have a big impact on their future career choices and happiness.

Young people today have more options available for their future than ever before but there are factors that affect them. With an ever-changing workplace landscape, it is even more important for them to make informed choices for their education, training and employment.

As a young person makes these choices, they look for support from those closest to them and this is where parents can really help in providing encouragement and advice.

For more information about the skills shortage areas in West Yorkshire please see:


Careers Events:

Leeds City College:  20 March 2019 between 4:00 – 7:00 and 22 May 2019 between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (book a place online)

Askham Bryan (York):  23  March 2019 between 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Leeds Building College:  7 March 2019 between 5:00 – 7:00 pm (North Street Campus) and 18 May 2019 between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (Hunslet Campus)

Leeds Art College:  20 March 2019 @ 6:30 pm  (Book a place on-line)

York College:  25 June 2019 between 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Useful Websites


Careers information & Post 16 application system



Information, advice & admission services to Post 18 education



One stop shop to prepare students for course choices at school and beyond


Government Apprenticeship Website

Find and apply for live apprenticeships