Career Guidance at St. Hild’s

In December 2017 the Department of Education published a new strategy for Career Guidance within schools: Career Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents.

We at St. Hild’s believe that our Careers Programme encompasses this statement, ensuring that every child has bespoke Career Guidance.

We offer impartial Career Guidance to every pupil. We understand that needs and requirements can be very different and so we strive to tailor make our Career Advice to each and every child.

Our aim is to create confident, rounded young people who have a clear career pathway; understanding the goals they are required to reach at each stage of their educational journey.

From Year 7 onwards our pupils will undertake various activities and events designed to raise aspirations and deliver skills necessary for the world of work. Pupils will undertake visits to Colleges and Universities, work with Business volunteers, attend assemblies, presentations, Career Fayres and enjoy workshops on Finance, STEM, Employability Skills and Enterprise. Year 11 pupils will take part in Higher Education workshops including; Myth Busting and Student Loans.


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All pupils will undergo a Careers Interview each year they are with us to ensure that, by the end of Year 11, they are future ready. Year 9 and Year 10 pupils will have group interviews with our qualified Careers Adviser, Mrs Sangster, which will be followed by one-to-one interviews in Year 11.

At St. Hild’s we feel it is essential that the correct career pathway and progression route is chosen for every one of our pupils, this could be apprenticeships, vocational courses or A levels. Each of these options is discussed with pupils to ensure informed choices are made.

All pupils are encouraged to speak with Mrs Sangster if they require support or information regarding colleges, careers or ideas for the future. One-to-one appointments can be pre-booked or simply coming along to the Careers Office inside the Library during drop-in sessions at break and lunchtime. Parents and carers are welcome to join their child during pre-booked meetings and parents evenings. 

If parents have any queries regarding Further Education or Higher Education please contact Mrs Sangster on 
01429 273041 or email at:

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