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 side-bar.

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 clicking The Academy menu above, then Curriculum, then the key stage of interest in the side bar, then green bar with the year of interest. In the year of interest, look 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.

Key Dates

Year 7

  • Careers Education Lessons:  Terms 1 & 2

Year 8

  • Your Choices Presentation:  12:15pm Friday 30th November 2018
  • Careers Education Lessons:  Terms 3 & 4

Year 9

  • Careers Education Lessons:  Terms 3 & 4
  • The Real Game:  25th & 26th September and 1st & 2nd October 2018

Year 10

  • Careers Education Lessons: Term 4
  • Mock Interview Week: 11th–14th March 2019
  • Work experience assembly:  Tuesday 23rd October 2018
  • Parents information evening:  Tuesday 20th November 2018
  • Work Experience: 1st–5th July 2019 (relevant forms are available on the Saber > Careers / WRL page)

Year 11

  • Post 16 options, assemblies and group guidance: Terms 1 & 2
  • Guidance meetings throughout the year

Year 12 and 13

  • Social Studies: careers sessions included throughout the year.
  • Year 12 Work Experience: 8th to 12th July 2019


  • Careers Fair / Moving On Fair : Wednesday 30th January 2019 (for years 9 to 13)