Norton Hill School has a culture of high aspiration and high expectation. Careers Education is recognised as playing an important role in motivating our pupils, promoting equality of opportunity and maximising their academic and personal achievements. We are committed to providing a planned programme of careers education through PSHE lessons, planned tutor time activities as well as themed days and assemblies to help prepare them for the opportunities and challenges of adulthood.
At Norton Hill we encourage students to make regular updates to their career plans following advice and guidance and the tools available on the Career Pilot Website.
Each student is encouraged to set up an account and use this to update their Careers Action Plan. This, in turn, informs our careers advisors who can then respond to their needs.
Students can access their Career Pilot Account here
All students in Years 8-13 are entitled:
to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities as part of a careers programme. This provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point
to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships through options events, assemblies, group discussions and taster events
to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses
A provider wishing to request access should contact:
Mr M Serle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for CEIAG
The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make AV and other specialist equipment available to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of a visit with a member of the careers team.
Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at reception where it will be made available in the careers office.
Ros Windsor is Norton Hill Schools careers advisor, providing impartial careers information for students during key decision points. For example year 9 options, Year 11 pathways as well as Sixth form options for Higher Education.
Ros has extensive experience in secondary education and further education and holds a post graduate qualification in careers. Ros is able to offer individual advice and provide pupils with the opportunity to talk about their ideas and aspirations for the future, whilst directing them to appropriate future steps.
Norton Hill School aims to support pupils strive to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills around careers and the workplace. The school have fully embedded the Department of Education’s career strategy as well as the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.
We have developed our careers programme this year to include:
Here at Norton Hill School we strive to ensure pupils experience the best career outcomes for pupils each academic year. We will review the current careers programme with all pupils in July 2023. We will also ask parents and staff to feedback into this evaluation.
Below are a variety of recommended websites which can be used to support pupils when making decisions about work experience and careers.
No idea what you want to do?
Don’t feel like you are the only person who doesn’t have a clue what you want to do. Proof of this is in the number of quizzes and assessments designed to help you generate ideas. Here are some of the best:
For further information regarding Government requirements for Careers advice and guidance in school please see below:
To find apprenticeships follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
Higher and degree level apprenticeship vacancies: