About Careers and Work-Related Learning

Please view our statement confirming we are starting the reassessment for the Investor in Careers Quality Standard which is referenced in our 2023-2025 Careers Strategy.

Key Staff

Mrs K Robinson - Careers Manager
Mr J Andrews - Careers Lead

Mrs E Flower – Link Governor, Careers
Mrs N Penman-Fea – Careers and Enterprise Co-ordinator for Edgbarrow School, Berkshire Careers Hub/Berkshire LEP
Mr I Lindsay – Edgbarrow School Careers and Enterprise Advisor
Mrs L Glass – Careers Advisor, Adviza

Our provider access statement is part of our CEIAG policy.

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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.

Objectives of the Programme

  • 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.

The Programme

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. Please select link to view our Quality in Careers Standard Award Statement.
  • 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.

Careers Strategy 2023-2025

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 opportunity of a further one in Years 12 or 13. Students who would like to have a careers appointment should speak to their tutor or the Careers Manager, Mrs Robinson.

A detailed view of how we measure and assess the impact of the Careers Programme for students can be viewed in our Careers Strategy 2023-2025Our Careers Programme is reviewed on an annual basis in conjunction with our CEAIG Policy and our provider access statement ("Baker Clause") is part of our CEIAG policy (Annex1).

Careers Programme 2023-2024 

Please select this link to view our Careers Programme 2023-24. This is our planned programme of events for 2023/24. Please note this is a working document and is subject to change during the academic year.


We welcome feedback from students, parents/carers, employers and other stakeholders. Please see below some recent feedback.

Student Feedback

Employer Feedback

Feedback from stakeholders/volunteers

Adivza Careers Edgbarrow Survey

Careers Convention - Exhibitors 2024

Year 9 Careers Day - Employer Feedback

Evaluation of Careers & Enterprise Companies (PDG)

Evaluation by external CEIAG provider

Evaluation by Interviewers 

For further information regarding our Careers Programme please email:
Mrs Karen Robinson (Careers Manager) or Mr Jack Andrews (Careers Lead) or call 01344 772658.