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 Careers Guidance

 Careers at Endon High School                                           

All of our students have the right to access free and impartial Careers Information, Education and Guidance (CIAG).

This is delivered through our L4L programme which is for all pupils from Year 7 up to Year 11.  In addition to the L4L programme, there are many opportunities for pupils to participate in talks, visits and events in school.  The school invests in a dedicated Careers Advisor who undertakes individual guidance interviews with students. 

Baker Clause and Provider Access

What is the Baker Clause

Schools must allow colleges and training providers to access every student in years 8-13 to discuss non-academic routes that are available to them.  Schools and colleges have a responsibility to set students on the path that will secure the best outcome which will enable them to progress in education and work and give employers the highly skilled people they need.  Schools must open their doors to other education and training providers, in line with their statutory responsibilities under the ‘Baker Clause’,

putting in place a range of opportunities for providers of technical education and apprenticeships to talk to all year 8 to13 pupils about their education or training offer.

A provider wishing to request access should contact Mrs Sawyer on 01782 502240 or email j.sawyer@endon.shaw-education.org.uk 

Provider Access Policy  

 Careers Information and Guidance Team

Please click here for the Careers IAG Termly Programme

Mr R Cartlidge – Assistant Headteacher & Senior Careers Leader 

Mr Cartlidge is the senior member of staff in school responsible and accountable for the Careers programme at Endon High School (r.cartlidge@endon.shaw-education.org.uk). 

Mrs J Sawyer – Support Services Manager & Middle Careers Leader 

Mrs Sawyer is the Middle Careers Leader in school supported by Mr Cartlidge, Senior Careers Leader, and is responsible for organising speakers, visits and events for all pupils throughout the academic year.  This will include the bi-annual Careers Convention which is available for all pupils and their parents, Work Experience for Year 10 and any possible enrichment opportunities.  Post-16 options and information is also made available to all pupils and especially in Year 11 as they begin their progression from Endon High School.  Mrs Sawyer also coordinates the Careers Advisor interviews with pupils as required (j.sawyer@endon.shaw-education.org.uk). 

Mrs N Tapley – DTL PHSE 

Mrs Tapley is the Director of Teaching and Learning for PHSE in school and organises the timetable for the PSHE, including Careers, in school.  Mrs Tapley organise resources for Form Tutors to deliver in school for all pupils and look at enrichment opportunities for pupils. (n.tapley@endon.shaw-education.org.uk). 

Mr Mark Stubbs – Careers Advisor 

Mr Mark Stubbs is our Careers Advisor from Entrust.  Mr Mark Stubbs is in school every other week from September until April and is able to offer careers advice and guidance to students. 

Form Tutors and Progress Managers 

For many, the first point of contact will be the pupil’s Form Tutor or Progress Manager.  These members of staff can refer them to Mrs Sawyer for CIAG. 

Higher Horizons 

Higher Horizons is a government-funded project that aims to help raise the aspirations of young people about educational progression in targeted areas in the country.  They aim to give young people the tools they need to make an informed choice about what to do when they leave school.   

Higher Horizons are a group of universities and colleges delivering NCOP activities in Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire.  Our Higher Horizons hub is based at Staffordshire University. 

Careers and Enterprise Company

The Careers and Enterprise Company are the national body for careers education in England, supporting schools and colleges to deliver modern, 21st century careers education. Supporting Careers Leaders, Linking employers with schools and colleges, Providing practical tools and resources.  Each school has an Enterprise Coordinator who works with the Careers Leader to ensure that all opportunities are explored and the Gatsby Benchmarks are being achieved.  Compass+ is used on a termly basis to evaluate the school’s careers activity against best practice.

Careers Library 

There is a small careers library within the school’s LRC which holds college and university prospectuses and general information on various employment sectors. There is also a dedicated Careers noticeboard outside Mrs Sawyer’s office with up to date information for pupils.  The school has a dedicated Careers Education page on their VLE, Firefly, which pupils, parents and staff can access at all times.

Labour Market Information - LMI

What is labour market information?

Labour market information tells you about the local or national demand there is for different skills and from different industries. Labour market information tells you:

  • Which jobs are likely to be easiest or hardest to find in your area
  • Which are the big employers in different areas and which ones have jobs on offer
  • What skills employers are looking for and which are in short supply
  • How much you can expect to be paid in specific jobs
  • What working conditions are like
  • What qualifications will be most helpful if you want a certain career
  • What the jobs of the future might look like and which jobs might disappear

All of these factors can help you make a more informed decision about what career path to take. 

Labour Market Information for Parents and Guardians

If you're looking for job market information by region, then the National Careers Service website is really useful. On this website, you can find out about the employment rate, skills shortages, growing industries, employment forecasts and the types of jobs that are popular in that area.


Destination Data

Data is collected on former pupils after leaving Endon High School.

Destination Data 2017-2022 (%)


2017 (140)

2018 (126)

2019 (139)

2020 (137)

2021 (135)

2022 (134)

Continuing with structure learning







Continued in full time education







Structured learning in the workplace







Jobs with no structured training







Not yet settled in any full-time positive activity














Failed to respond







Destination Data from Newcastle College 2019-2023

L4L Programme

Year 7 

Pupils learn about different jobs and careers and understanding the different styles of jobs and careers that exist. Pupils start to develop their own career plans understanding what input this also may involve. Pupils develop an understand of voluntary roles and paid work. Pupils look at money matters, job security and understanding the business world. Pupils are encouraged to challenge gender stereotypes for careers. Pupils look at risks with job security, financial stability and careers. 

Year 8 

Pupils continue to develop their understanding about jobs and careers. Pupils look at salary and working hours and how these are interlinked. They look learning about risk assessments in the workplace and also in their own life. Pupils look at careers around the world and compare these. Pupils are encouraged to continue to look at different jobs and careers linking with the option process they also complete. Pupils learn about being enterprising, the function of money and economy and business and the risk associated with these. 

Year 9 

Pupils start to appreciate the different options available to the post 16. Pupils start to apply for different positions of responsibility within school by letter of application. Pupils start to look at CV and understand what makes a good CV. Pupils are given an opportunity to research different careers and appreciate wage and expectations within these job roles.  Pupils learn about managing personal finance, borrowing money and savings and insurance. They also look at the risks of lending and borrowing money and begin to understand stocks and shares and key terminology linked with economics and careers. 

Year 10 

Pupils will design their CV and start to input their own personal statements. They will also see what an application form looks like and look further at skills and attributes needed for specific jobs. They learn about risks and safeguarding within job roles and additional qualifications needed for specific jobs and why these are important. Pupils look at different career pathways. They talk openly about bills and spending, buying a house and the cost of living and how this links into salary. 

Year 11 

Pupils will update their CV using relevant grades from examinations. They also look at starting to understand appropriate etiquette for interviews and also interview technique itself. Pupils are encouraged to continue to write letters of application for college and jobs outside of school. They further learn about being enterprising, how to manage their bills and spending and the real cost of living. Pupils are encouraged to realise their own attributes and skill set and how these could, if they choose, connect with a chosen career path. 

This programme helps pupils to understand how their working life and choices they make will fundamentally affect their future. 

KS4 Careers Programme

Year 9 

During the spring term’s Flexible Learning Day, Year 9 pupils will attend a day at work with their parents or member of their family.  This is aimed at giving pupils the experience of work environment to develop their understanding of its demands and practices; encourage pupils to reflect on their experience and develop their skills outside the school environment; develop self-esteem and confidence, and to take increasing responsibility for their own learning and career development. 

Year 10 

Each year the school holds a Mock Interview Evening for Year 10 pupils.  Volunteers from the world of work come into school and interview pupils in a “job interview” style.  The pupils will get feedback on how they did and advice on how they could improve their techniques.  During the summer term, Year 10 will take part in a Careers Week.  During this week pupils will have talks from local post-16 providers on what options are available to them.  They will also have the opportunity to visit local providers during this week.   Year 10 will also take part in Work Experience during the summer term.

Year 11 

Year 11 is a focus for pupil’s progression and ensuring that all pupils have a quality pathway after Endon High School.  Pupils are invited to attend a one-to-one careers interview with Mr Stubbs of Changing Education.  Pupils will also attend a series of assemblies from local post-16 providers who will explain their application process and inform them of their open events. 

Options Process 

As part of the Year 9 Options process pupils will use the online careers tool Unifrog and UCAS.  Pupils will complete a series of questions that gives possible job areas to suit the individual.  Further information on these roles are available within the programme.  Tutors will talk to pupils about possible careers using the various subjects offered at Endon High School.  Current pupils studying subjects available as an option choice will also support staff and share their experiences about that subject with pupils.  A Parents’ Evening is also arranged so that staff can speak to parents about the process so that they are able to support their child. 

Options for Post-16 Education for Endon High School pupils 

There are a range of options available for continuing to study, post-16 within the local area.  Pupils will either apply for A Levels or BTEC.  There are also many apprentice opportunities within the area and are supported by the local further education providers.  You will find prospectuses for many of the colleges online or in school.  Look at the school and colleges’ websites for further details on what they offer, and for details of their open days and application process.  UCAS (www.ucas.com/further-education) is a useful website that allows you to search which courses are offered by Staffordshire schools and colleges. 


Apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advance and Higher/Degree levels, and are available in a wide range of employment sectors.  All apprenticeships are real jobs so you earn a salary, at the minimum National Apprenticeship wage but some employers may decide to pay more.  All Apprenticeship opportunities are advertised on the National Apprenticeship website https://hireanapprentice.campaign.gov.uk .  You must register on this site to apply. 

Raising the Participation Age (RPA) 

All young people are now required to attend a form of education or training until the age of 18 and any job must have recognised accredited training. 

Employer Encounters

We are pleased to work with a number of local Employers who support various aspects of the Careers programme.



Choosing what to study

This takes careful consideration and research.

Consider the subjects that you are strong in, that keep your interest and that you enjoy.  Do you have a particular career in mind?  Some careers require specific subjects to be studied.  Are you thinking of continuing your studies at University? 

Click here to view sources of help available for your research: 

Success at School (www.successatschool.org

All About Careers (www.allaboutcareers.com

National Careers Service (www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Barclays Life Skills (www.barclayslifeskills.com

Plotr (www.plotr.co.uk

u-explore (www.u-explore.com

Careersbox (www.careersbox.co.uk

icould (www.icould.com

How2Become (www.how2become.com

UCAS (www.ucas.com

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