Careers Programme Information


Provider Access Policy Statement

This policy sets out the schools arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the schools legal obligations under section 42B of the Education Act 1997.


A provider wishing to request access should contact Mrs Pilling AHT and Careers Lead

School Switch Board: 01772 421909


A number of events, integrated into the school Careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers.

The annual Careers Fair in November gives all providers a platform for this. Please contact the Mrs Pilling if you have not received a formal invitation to this event (June – September are when invites go out) and you would like to attend.



Carreers Advice for Parents:

National Careers Service:

Start Better Choices:

Labour Market Information by Region:

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Careers Inspiration and Guidance

‘Every child should leave school prepared for life in modern Britain… All children should receive a rich provision of classroom and extra-curricular activities that develop a range of character attributes, such as resilience and grit, which underpin success in education and employment. High quality, independent careers guidance is also crucial in helping pupils emerge from school more fully rounded and ready for the world of work. Young people want and need to be well-informed when making subject and career decisions’.

Department for Education

At St Mary’s we take our statutory responsibility for delivering high quality impartial Careers Inspiration and Guidance very seriously, and we are proud of the effective provision we have developed and are continuing to develop. To strive for the very best provision possible, we are constantly monitoring and evaluating the activities taking place in school, receiving formal feedback from pupils, parents/carers and all employers and training providers engaged in the activities.

Year 9 Programme

Year 9 – 11 Careers Fair


15 November


 4-6.30pm, Drama Theatre


Option Evening and Subject Fair, college providers in attendance


16 January


 6-7pm, Drama Theatre



My Future – Super Learning Day



28 June

 P1 to P5


Year 10 Programme

Year 9 – 11 Careers Fair


15 November


 4-6.30pm, Drama Theatre


Year 10 & 11 Interview Tips and Techniques Workshop

23 January


 3 – 4pm, Drama Theatre



Year 10 Mock Interviews


31 January



Year 10 My Future SLD


7 March

 9am – 3pm


Cardinal Newman Taster Day Assembly


26 March

  8.45 – 9.15am


Runshaw College Taster Day Assembly


2 April

8.45 – 9.15am


Runshaw College Taster Day


28 June

 9am – 3pm


Cardinal Newman Taster Day


1 July

9am – 3pm

Year 11 Programme


Assembly - Careers Assembly/ Myerscough College


17 September



‘My Future’ Super Learning Day


24 September


Assembly – Runshaw College


1 October


8.45 - 9am, Drama Theatre


Newman College Taster Day


5 October

 p1 - 5


Assembly – Preston College


8 October


8.45 – 9am, Drama Theatre


Year 11 Lunch Time Q & A Sessions


An opportunity to obtain information on all things college/apprenticeship wise including help with the application process.


Myerscough 12 October & 30 November

Runshaw 15 October & 26 November

Newman 16 November & 27 November

Preston 17 October & 28 November

Training 2000 18 October & 29 November




All 1.20pm – 2pm in the LRC



Year 9 – 11 Careers Fair


15 November

4-6.30pm, Drama Theatre


Runshaw College

Application Support


26 November


3-4pm, 108IT room


Newman College

Application Support



27 November


3-4pm, 108IT room


Preston’s College

Application Support



28 November


3-4pm 108IT room


Year 11 Impartial CI&G Speed Meet

(Identified group of pupils only)



4 December


2-3pm, LRC


Year 11 school deadline for all post 16 applications


7 December



Year 10 & 11 Interview Tips and Techniques Workshop


23 January


3 – 4pm, Drama Theatre

Mock Results Day


13 February


9-12.20pm Drama Theatre


Year 11 Runshaw Interviews


4 March

9am – 1.15pm, LRC

Year 11 Preston Interviews


5 March

9am – 1.15pm, LRC


Year 11 Newman Interviews



Held at College w/b 5 February

Arranged directly with pupils and held at CNC


Year 7 to 9 (Non statutory)

Enterprise/Economic Understanding delivery within the PSHCEE curriculum.

Extra-curricular activities and visits

Over the course of the programme, pupils will benefit from the opportunity to visit Runshaw College, Cardinal Newman College, the University of Central Lancashire and the event in Liverpool. In addition, gifted and talented careers activity days take place at various institutions and are led by all departments across school. Equally, off site motivational activity days are being organised this year, for all levels of learners.


We enjoy the luxury of a dedicated careers library in the heart of the school. Pupils can find a plethora of prospectuses, posters, leaflets and booklets which they may take away. Our programme is delivered in the Learning Resource Centre, the Drama Theatre and various classrooms. We also enjoy a wide range of resources including job dictionaries and computers.