ASPIRING FUTURES & CAREERS
Sacred Heart Catholic High School seeks to ensure that our students will access high quality careers and bright futures 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 and we facilitate the highest expectations and ambitions by offering wide and varied opportunities to experience- 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 (https://www.northeastdatahub.co.uk/our-data/economy/employment-and-skills/)
SACU and the Spartan Test (https://sacu-student.com/)
Start careers site (https://www.startprofile.com/)
POLAR young people participation rates (https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/data-and-analysis/polar-participation-of-local-areas/)
University Applications (www.ucas.com)
Learn more about becoming an apprentice, the types of apprenticeships, and whether it would be suitable for you (www.apprenticeships.org.uk)
Government website providing information on employment and finding a job (www.direct.gov.uk)
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
Last updated: January 2020