Careers Information

Our vision: Skills, confidence and inspiration to be successful

Every young person needs good career guidance to make informed decisions about their future. Good career guidance is vital so that young people are better equipped to take their next step.

Here at Weston Secondary we follow the Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance which is the foundation to our Careers Programme. The benchmarks include:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

Click here to explore each benchmark in detail

Our provision is inspected and audited by the Careers and Enterprise Company using the Compass Careers Benchmark Tool. We use this tool to analyse and evaluate our careers provision against each benchmark. This tool along with analysis of our destination data is used to measure our careers programme

Compass Report January 2024

Destinations 2022

Our careers programme offers a variety of activities, visits and events tailored specifically to each year group. These include, lessons and workshops integrated into the curriculum, assemblies, guest speakers, interview ready including interviews with real employers, FE and HE external visits, Training and Apprenticeship provider talks and work experience.

Careers Programme 2023 – 24

We recognise that every young person should have the opportunity to explore and learn about the full range of learning providers. As part of our commitment to provide our students with a full range of experiences we work in collaboration with many providers to maximise their opportunities to engage with work, training and education to expand their view of the working world.

Our Careers Provider Access Statement is our arrangement for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligation under section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Careers provider access statement

Weston Secondary Year 11 Leavers

 Destinations 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
FE College/Sixth Form College/School Sixth Form 75 50 72 86 69 67
Government Supported Training 2 0 0 1 1 0
Employment with training (including apprenticeships)1 3 2 2 3 3 2
Employment without training 0 0 1 0 4 2