The CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) policy outlines the rationale and detail of careers provision at St John’s, including the way the school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils.  This is reviewed every two years by the Careers Leader, Principal and Governing Body.  See “CEIAG Policy 2019-Learner Entitlement to CEIAG (PDF)” in the Downloads section below. The Careers and Work Related Learning Department covers a wide range of curriculum activities including careers education and guidance, as well as specific year group events.  Our comprehensive careers programme is aimed at enhancing employability through a variety of opportunities for students including valuable contact experiences with different employers and organisations.

All students receive careers education lessons focusing on helping them to use the knowledge and skills they develop to make successful transitions into the world of work. Schemes of work can be found on this website by hovering over Curriculum in the menu buttons, clicking the key stage of interest in the drop-down menu, scrolling down to the Downloads section for the year of interest, then looking for the button labelled “CWRL”. Careers resources also can be accessed by students through the St John’s SharePoint “Careers” site. This includes an online careers library called Careers Companion, Fast Tomato (a careers exploration site) and Higher Ideas for exploring Higher Education options. Passwords for online resources are included in student planners.

Individual careers guidance is offered to students from year 8 and appointments can be organised through the Careers & WRL department in G121.

St John’s works with the Careers & Enterprise Company and its linked governor to monitor and improve career provision.  We successfully achieved our revalidation of the quality in careers standard award, Gold Careers Mark in May 2019, making good progress towards meeting all the accreditation criteria incorporating the Gatsby Benchmarks, the government statutory careers requirements,

Please contact Mrs F Havill, Careers Leader, 01672 519551,  for any further information. For any general queries and information regarding work experience/shadowing please contact Mrs T Smith, 01672 519562,

Key Dates

Year 7

  • Careers Education Lessons:  Terms 1 & 2

Year 8

  • Your Choices Presentation:  TBC
  • Careers Education Lessons:  Terms 3 & 4

Year 9

  • Careers Education Lessons:  Terms 3 & 4
  • The Real Game:  8th, 9th, 15th and 16th October 2019

Year 10

  • Careers Education Lessons: Term 4
  • Mock Interview Week: 9th – 12th March 2020
  • Work experience assembly:  Tuesday 22nd October 2019
  • Parents information evening:  Tuesday 5th November 2019 – see our Presentations to Parents page for downloads of the presentations
  • Work Experience: 29th June – 3rd July 2020 (forms are available on SharePoint > Careers  and in the Downloads section below)

Year 11

  • Careers Education Lessons: Term 1
  • Assemblies and group guidance on post 16 options: Terms 1 & 2
  • Guidance meetings throughout the year

Year 12 and 13

  • Social Studies: careers sessions included throughout the year
  • Year 12 Work Shadowing Days Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd April 2020


  • Careers Fair / Moving On Fair : Wednesday 29th January 2020 (for years 9 to 13)
  • National Apprenticeships Week 3rd-9th February 2020. Open Evening at Swindon College Thursday 6th February 2020 5-7pm