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'To help young people help themselves'

"To Help young People Help Themselves"


Careers Leader: Nerys Steventon

Tel: 01270 260680

All Pupils at Adelaide School access a highly effective careers programme that supports them to make informed, realistic and intelligent decisions about the next stage of their education, training or employment with training. 

Pupils follow a Careers Journey, this tells them the range of support and careers based activities and experiences they will have the opportunity to access throughout their time here.

Careers education and guidance programmes make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

A planned progressive programme of activities supports them in choosing KS4 & KS5 pathways that suit their interests and abilities and help them to follow a career path and sustain employability throughout their working lives.

We use Grofar to track all Careers activities and monitor experiences of the workplace. Pupils have their own login for Grofar where they can view their personalised dashboards. Pupils can use this area to research careers, review their activities and targets and build their CV's.





Adelaide School offers a comprehensive and bespoke CEIAG provision for all pupils in Key Stages 2-5. Miss April Allcock delivers impartial advice and guidance to pupil in KS3, KS4 and KS5.  There are additional meetings if pupils, parents or other staff request it. 


Adelaide School has adopted the Careers Guidance and statutory requirements issued by the Department of Education in December 2017.

All our subject curriculums have careers embedded within them. We use the Primary and Secondary Career Development Institute Framework and Skills Builder skills in our lessons. 


Click Here to view our Careers Strategy.

We are using the Gatsby Benchmarks  to assess, review and develop our Careers Education programme. Click Here to read our Gatsby Compass Evaluation Report.


We measure and assess the impact of our careers programme on pupils in a number of ways which include:

  • Surveys and feedback
  • Destinations Data
  • Experiences of the workplace appraisals and feedback
  • Gatsby Benchmark evaluations


We review our programme annually and the date of the next review is July 2024.

The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks are:
  • A stable careers programme ​
  • Learning from careers and labour market information ​
  • Addressing the needs of each student.
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers.
  • Encounters with employers and employees.
  • Experiences of workplaces.
  • Encounters with further and higher education.
  • Personal guidance.


We work in close partnership with our local Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 providers. Transition is important and we work hard to ensure that pupils know the pathways open to them when they leave us and the courses available at the different colleges and learning providers.

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