Careers Programme

At Teignmouth Community School we are committed to providing all our students in years 7 to 13 with a 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;

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance




For more information on the Gatsby benchmarks click on the logo above.

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

Follow TCS Careers on Instagram for the latest careers news, information, events and much more! @tcs_careers

Destinations Data

TCS Sixth Form – 35.1%

Exeter college – 54.7%

South Devon College – 2.7%

Apprenticeship – 2.7%

Other – 4.4%

Sixth Form – 45.7%
Further Education College – 47.0%
Apprenticeship – 3.7%
Preparation Training – 1.2%
Unemployed – 1.8%
Moved Away – 0.6%
Not Known – 0.0%

Total NEET – 1.8%

Sixth Form – 37.4%
Further Education College – 52.0%
Apprenticeship – 5.3%
Employed without Training to NVQ2 – 0.6%
Preparation Training – 1.2%
Employed without training – 0.6%
Unemployed – 1.8%
Not Available – 0.6%
Not Known – 1.9%

Total NEET – 2.3%

Sixth Form – 29.3%
Further Education College – 61.7%
Apprenticeship – 3.2%
Employed without Training – 1.3%
Unemployed – 2.6%
Not Known – 1.9%

Total NEET – 2.6%

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 students in your workplace?

If you would like to be involved please contact Natasha Brown, Careers leader, to discuss opportunities for you to join our programme.

Some of the companies we currently work with:


Supporting Careers Education at Teignmouth Community School, Exeter Road:

Natasha Brown

Careers Leader

01626 774091
Thursday – Friday.

Laura Milsom

Senior Leadership Link

01626 774091

Kelly Moloney


01626 774091

Darren Baker

Independent Careers Advisor

CSW Group

Jim Prior

Link Governor

Jim served in the Royal Engineers before going into the construction equipment industry.
He has an MBA and is the Operations Director and owner of his own business.

Allie Clark

Enterprise Advisor

Economic Development Officer
Teignbridge District Council

Naomi Metcalfe

Enterprise Advisor

Neighbourhood Services Manager
Teign Housing

Anne Blackburn

Careers Hub Enterprise

Heart of the South West LEP