Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance

The Government’s careers strategy aims to make sure all young people in secondary education get a quality programme of information, advice and guidance that is stable, structured and delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience.

Every young person needs good career guidance to make informed decisions about their future. Good career guidance is a necessity for social mobility: those young people without significant social capital or home support to draw upon have the most to gain from a strong career guidance system.


Bank View School provides a careers programme and uses the ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’ to measure and evaluate the quality of our provision.

The eight Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance are:

  • A stable careers programme.
  • Learning from career and labour market information.
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil.
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers.
  • Encounters with employers and employees.
  • Experiences of workplaces.
  • Encounters with further and higher education.

Bank View has a careers programme in place for all students.

All students from year 9 – 14, have 1-1 careers guidance interviews each year leading to a career plan detailing their;
• post school ideas,
• intended destination,
• career ideas
• agreed actions.

Students are supported to find information about their ideas, and are challenged and guided to make realistic and appropriate choices about the future. Careers information is provided on students’ career and post school ideas.


Gareth Davey – Assistant Head – 6th form and Supported Internship programme

Andy Wrigg – Assistant Head – Key Stage 4

Neil Alecock – 07568 547 480 –

Primary careers curriculum