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Moving On and Careers

The Philip Southcote School Careers Programme


At Philip Southcote School we are committed to ensuring all pupils have access to careers advice, support in school and access to employers and the workplace.


Our named Moving On Coordinator in school is

Miss Karen Robinson  -  




Please do get in touch if you have any specific careers queries.



Our careers provision is based on the Gatsby Benchmarks as recommended in the DfE’s Careers Strategy (December 2017) and the Statutory Guidance for Careers (January 2018). The 8 benchmarks are outlined below:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from 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


Philip Southcote School is committed to providing Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to all pupils through the curriculum and organised activities. Careers Guidance will focus on the specific needs of the individual pupil to promote self- awareness and personal development. It will aim to provide current and relevant information to enable each pupil to make informed decisions about their future. It will be presented in an impartial manner, be confidential and differentiated to suit the requirements of each individual pupil.



The Careers Programme is designed to meet the collective and individual needs of the pupils at Philip Southcote School. The programme is therefore differentiated and personalised to ensure pupils progress through their stages of career planning and development.



  • helping each pupil to reach their full potential
  • developing their employability skills
  • developing independent learning skills
  • raising individual aspirations and expectations
  • supporting their life-long learning


Key Stage 3 Provision


  • Year 9 pupils attend half termly careers assemblies
  • All pupils investigate a variety of careers through the PHSE Curriculum



Key Stage 4 and Sixth Form Provision


The Careers Programme includes individual and collective careers guidance from the school’s Moving on Coordinator. Other activities include:


  • A work experience placement to support career aspirations
  • College presentations at an open evening within school
  • Support with completing College application forms
  • Mock interviews in preparation for work experience placements
  • Supported CV and Personal Statement sessions
  • Parent evenings to meet college representatives


By the end of Key Stage 4, all pupils will have:


  • As part of the PSE pupils study how to apply for a job, interview techniques, CV’s and application forms.
  • Enhanced their self-knowledge, career management and employability skills
  • Used ICT software and other sources of advice to investigate and explore future choices and progression routes
  • Experienced the world of work through a work experience placement
  • Been provided with the resources to complete the post-16 application procedures, including CVs, personal statements, and preparation for interview
  • Been given information about appropriate available funding



By the end of Sixth Form, all pupils will have:


  • Actively engaged in the world of work through a variety of work experience opportunities
  • Followed the Personal and Social Education curriculum to enhance their employability through extensive experience of CV and job application experience
  • Followed Personal Progress or Independent Pathways, which encompass a variety of foci to encourage personal development, independence and preparation for adulthood.




Just a gentle reminder. If your child is suffering from any Covid symptoms you will need to keep them at home, arrange a PCR test at your earliest convenience and contact the school for advice.