Careers & Work-Related Learning

In line with the school’s vision to enable “all individuals to develop their talents and acquire skills for life” the Edgbarrow careers strategy aims to prepare students for an increasingly changing workplace with a programme designed to build transferable skills.CSW logo Investors in Careers CMYK

  • To help pupils build, identify and apply key skills.
  • To give pupils an understanding of potential careers.
  • To help pupils identify appropriate career choices by matching their skills to job requirements.ThamesValleyBerkshire Careers Hub

The key cornerstones of the programme are:

  • The careers ladder, designed to help students build, identify and apply their unique key skills.
  • Using the Gatsby benchmarks as a guide to the key deliverables.
  • Exhibit best practice – retaining our Quality in Careers Standard.
  • Ensure current knowledge of the local and national job market and key skill requirements.
  • Link into the school development plan and curriculum.
  • Engage the local business community.

Having looked at the key skills for life-related to employability both nationally and locally, Edgbarrow believes that the current focus at school level should be on:

  • Using initiative and being self-motivated
  • Organisational skills
  • Working under pressure and to deadlines
  • Ability to learn and adapt
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork
  • Negotiation skills
  • Valuing diversity and difference
  • Problem solving skills
  • Numeracy and IT skills


A detailed view of how we measure and assess the impact of the careers programme for students can be viewed here.

Careers education at Edgbarrow  School is learning about jobs, work ethics, equipping students with skills for the workplace, ensuring transition occurs smoothly and helping to reduce barriers to entering the world of work.

All students will have a careers interview in Year 11 and the option to do so in Years 12 and 13.  If you would like to have a careers appointment please speak to your tutor or the Careers Manager, Mrs Robinson.

Careers Programme 2020-2021


Below are examples of student, parent and employer feedback on our Careers Programme.

Student Feedback

Employer Feedback

Parents/Carers Feedback

Business Mentor Programme - Mentee

Careers Convention

 Careers Convention -Exhibitors


If you wish to discuss the careers programme further, please email our Careers Manager Mrs Karen Robinson or our Careers Lead, Mr David Bibby.  Phone: 01344 722658.

Making Good Progress QiCS certificate

Quality in Careers Standard Award Statement

Our Careers Programme will be reviewed on an annual basis in conjunction with our CEAIG Policy.