St Thomas More School is committed to providing impartial careers guidance to all of its students from 11 to 18 years. The implementation of a stable careers programme will support students to make well informed choices and realistic decisions for further and higher education, training and ultimately, a future career path.

Following the Gatsby Benchmarks to providing ‘good careers guidance’, the school intends to support each student as an individual through a multitude of opportunities to learn more about careers opportunities, such as engagement with local employers, Labour Market Information to inform the young people of the school of upcoming career sectors and growth, and personal guidance for each student on their career and learning decisions.

This space on the website will be used to upload information on opportunities such as university open days, local careers opportunities and enterprise activities, so students, parents and teachers can keep up to date with all of the upcoming events.

Policy statement

As part of St Thomas More school’s careers programme, informing our pupils of the full range of learning and training routes on offer to them is a particularly important element, we are happy to consider requests from training providers, Vocational education, apprenticeship providers and employers to speak to students and will also approach these partners ourselves when planning organising key Careers events throughout the school year.

The school holds a biennial Careers Fair organised by the CEIAG Coordinator and these events provide ample opportunities to speak to students and parents both individually and in groups to offer information on vocational, technical and apprenticeship routes. These are usually held in the school hall and timings, facilities and parking and registration details are emailed to exhibitors in good time before the event. Enquires about these events can made to the schools CEIAG Coordinator at the email address below.

Providers are also welcome to contact the above email address to request additional opportunities to speak to students about their provision or extracurricular/learning opportunities.

Responses to requests will come from the school CEIAG coordinator. For requests that are approved, you will be provided with clear instructions before the event on visitor parking, visitor registration, a contact member of staff and their contact details, the teaching room or school hall to be used at the session and the presentation facilities this space offers.

If a provider is unable to attend these events or feels that their presentation needs require different circumstances or that they are hosting an event they wish to promote, in the first instance they should contact CEIAG coordinator.

All requests should be emailed at least 6 weeks (a school half term) in advance an expected date for the planned session. All requests will be given due consideration by the CEIAG Coordinator and Senior Leadership link and requests will be refused if:

If you have questions regarding this or  St Thomas More School’s wider CEIAG policy document please do not hesitate to contact our CEIAG Coordinator.