Sacred Heart Schools were founded to educate girls so that by educating the mothers of the future we improve the families of the future.


While the initial aspiration of the Society in the founding of schools was to educate wives to influence society as “a force for good”, we fully embrace the role our students will play as independent adults forming, moulding and leading society in their own right.


Sacred Heart Catholic High School seeks to ensure that our students will access high quality careers that will improve the experiences of their lives and ensure they are able to successfully and morally influence their own society.


We expect our students to become beacons of social mobility; with school facilitating the highest expectations and ambitions - accessing better paid, better quality work than their peers and increased engagement with top universities and selective courses.



Sacred Heart Catholic High School is committed to providing our students with a programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CIAG) for all students in years 7 –13.


Sacred Heart Catholic High School endeavours to implement the Gatsby Benchmarks, alongside other guidance from The Department of Education, other providers and Ofsted as it appears.



Sacred Heart Catholic High School’s Careers Education and Guidance policy has the following aims:-

  • to contribute to strategies for raising achievement, especially by increasing motivation

  • to support inclusion, challenge stereotyping and promote equality of opportunity

  • to encourage participation in continued learning including higher education and further education

  • to develop enterprise and employment skills

  • to contribute to the economic prosperity of individuals and communities

  • to meet the needs of all our students through appropriate differentiation

  • to focus students on their future aspirations

  • to involve parents and carers



This area will be populated with further links as they become available.

Types of North East Business and other Labour Market Data (


SACU and the Spartan Test (


Start careers site (


The Skills Exchange for work experience, placements and internships (


POLAR young people participation rates (


University Applications (


Learn more about becoming an apprentice, the types of apprenticeships, and whether it would be suitable for you (


Government website providing information on employment and finding a job (


Connexions Adviser: Ms Sue Burney

Gives up to date careers information: help on your future choices; finding a job; completing CV’s; and many more issues.

Contact Connexions – Newcastle: 0191 277 1944

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