About Careers, Work Experience and 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:

  • problem-solving
  • communication skills
  • teamwork
  • leadership
  • decision making
  • negotiation
  • adaptability
  • creativity

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.

A detailed view of how we measure and assess the impact of the careers programme for students can be viewed in our Careers Strategy 2021-2023Our Careers Programme will be 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 2020-2021 

Please visit our Careers Resources page for further information and to access resources.


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

Student Feedback

Employer Feedback


Business Mentor Programme - Mentee

Careers Convention 

 Careers Convention -Exhibitors

Careers Programme Evaluation - Parents/Carers

Evaluation of Careers & Enterprise Companies (PDG)

Evaluation by external CEIAG provider

Year 9 Careers Day - Employer Feedback

Quality in Careers Standard Award Statement

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