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Careers Provision at The Snaith School

The school has ‘recently received a gold award for the quality of careers education and guidance, and the proportions of pupils who progress to education, employment or training are above those seen nationally’ OFSTED 2017

The Careers Room has recently moved and is now situated upstairs near the Maths classrooms (opposite the lift). As well as all the local college prospectuses and various publications packed with careers information there is a computer available for pupils to use during breaks and lunchtimes in order to research a wide variety of online resources (please see the Links section for suggested web addresses). Information on forthcoming career events and college open evenings are also on display in the Careers Room.

Website links to local colleges:

Selby College:
New College Pontefract:
York College:
Wyke College:
John Leggott College:
Askham Bryan:
Bishop Burton:
North Lindsey:

The Careers Education Co-coordinator

Mrs Marsham and Mr Sharphouse can provide information and support on a range of issues, including Sixth Form/College Applications, Apprenticeships, Options, Work Experience, CV writing, Work Related Learning and Enterprise. Mrs Marsham or Mr Sharphouse can be found in the Careers Room.

Career Lessons take place as part of the schools PSHCEE programme and the Alternative Curriculum Experience (ACE) Days, covering topics such as:

  • Career Terminology
  • Decision Making
  • Job Study
  • Effective Communication
  • Mock interviews
  • Job identification
  • Labour Market Information
  • Employability Skills
  • Trust & Team Work
  • Understanding and Creative Thinking


Careers Education Years 7-11

Dedicated timetabled lessons are taught as part of the PSHCEE programme from Year 7 through to Year 11 covering the following areas of CEIIAG:

Identifying Skills

Recognizing Goals

Decision Making Skills

Target Setting

Self Esteem

Business Activity

Financial Capability

Challenging Stereotypes

Enhancement of Skills

Labour Market Information

Self Awareness

College Application Process

Work Experience Preparation

Letter of Application

Curriculum Vitae (incl. Personal Statement)

Interview Preparation

Year 9 Careers

In order to support our Year 9 pupils in their decision making for future choices in Key Stage 4 and Post-16 education and training, all Year 9 pupils attend the Careers in Focus event at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.

Pupils are made aware of all post-16 opportunities available to them. They are able to:

  • Talk to a wide range of experts on their careers
  • Explore new careers previously not considered
  • Participate in activities related to specific careers
  • Sample the skills required for particular careers
  • Listen to short talks by exhibitors on what they do
  • Talk to companies and colleges about apprenticeships
  • Talk to universities, colleges and training providers about courses available and how to access them


Following on from this event Year 9 pupils and parents are invited to the School’s annual Careers Convention and Options Evening.This event offers the chance to speak to all the local colleges, local companies and all the Armed Forces as well as teaching staff, about the courses they can offer and give information on possible progression routes within the different subject areas. It is an opportunity for parents/pupils to consider the options available in Industry and the Colleges and is especially important to Year 9 pupils as it will assist them in making an informed decision about their future optional subject choices.

Careers Calendar's

Year 10

Year 11

WORK EXPERIENCE- Pupils should:

THINK - about where they would like to carry out their work experience and then who they know, or who their friends or family may know, that could help them secure a placement. Also consider transport, will they be able to get to their placement on time every day? If they cannot think of a suitable placement they should visit the Careers Room, where they will be shown a list of local companies who have offered work experience placements to pupils in the past. This list will include a contact name and number for them to telephone.

GET IN CONTACT - speak to someone in authority at their chosen employer and ask if they would be able to offer a two week placement in September. If they agree, make a note of their name and contact number.

INFORM SCHOOL – upon returning to school in the New Year, call in to the Careers Room to inform a member of staff where they would like to go for their placement and the name and contact number of the person who has agreed to offer a placement.



The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.


The one stop online system favoured by The Snaith School for all Year 11 pupils to complete their college applications. A partnership of schools, colleges and training providers this website provides information on all Post-16 options and courses in our local area.


A Government website packed with information on a wide range of apprenticeships where you can get on the job training, study for a nationally recognised qualification and earn money while you learn. There is also the facility to search for apprenticeship vacancies in your local area.

College Open Evenings - Autumn 2016

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