Careers Education

At Teignmouth Community School we are committed to providing all our students in years 7 to 13 with comprehensive planned programme of careers education, along with information, advice and guidance in partnership with external providers & professionals.

We believe that giving students the correct careers education and guidance can improve their motivation to learn and help them to achieve.

New statutory guidance for careers
January 2018 saw the introduction of new statutory guidance for careers. We are working towards achieving the eight Gatsby benchmarks linked to this guidance, much of which is already in place;
• 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
• Personal guidance

For more information on the Gatsby benchmarks click here

Our provision, which will be adapted as needs and opportunities arise, includes:
• Assemblies
• Careers Fairs and workshops
• PSHE Sessions
• Guest Speakers
• Tutor Sessions
Work Experience (Y10 & Y12)
• Mock Interviews (Y10 & 12)
• One to one independent careers advice and personal guidance
• Visits to Further and Higher Education Establishments
• Visits to Employers
• Celebration of National Careers Week

Links are being constantly maintained and developed further with local Further Education Colleges, Sixth Forms, UTC’s and Universities.



Download our full Careers Education and Work Experince Plan below:

Useful Links

  • The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers
  • Next Steps South West (NSSW) is a collaboration of fourteen partner universities and colleges throughout Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. As the region’s National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP), we help young people navigate their own personal journey to higher education
  • icould has a range of video clips showing real people talking about their jobs and careers.
  • Careerpilot Plan your study & work. Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time – even to university level.
  • Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.
  • Not Going to Uni – the one stop site for apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs
  • Apprenticeships The Central Governments dedicated apprenticeship website has a whole range of information to help young people decide if Apprenticeships are the right route for them. You can also search for apprenticeship vacancies.
  • Push is a social enterprise that aims to help students make informed decisions about their future after school or college, whether that means employment or higher education.

Careermap: Filled with opportunities for you!

Careermap is an online career resource that provides live post-16 opportunities, such as apprenticeship vacancies, college courses, university and graduate options. We also offer career advice and guidance so young people can make well-informed decisions to enhance their futures! Check out 1000’s of live opportunities here.

Can you help?

To support the school’s careers programme we are always looking for professionals to work with us. Are you able to act as a mock interviewer? Can you offer careers talks? Can you offer work experience placements for our Year 10 & Year 12 students in your workplace?

If you would like to be involved please contact Joanne Hussain, Careers Leader to discuss opportunities for you to join our programme. email hidden; JavaScript is required