The St Bede’s Way to your Future Career

During your time at St Bede’s you are asked to follow the St Bede’s Vision and Values and the St Bede’s Way. This is expected of you as you go about your day to day life at St Bede’s and will help you along in your journey to a productive and fulfilling future.

From Year 7 to beyond Year 11 St Bede’s will guide you and encourage you to explore the many varied jobs roles and careers available to you. We will also help you gain the skills for the future to be used in jobs and careers that do not even exist yet.

During your time at St Bede’s we aim to provide you with the following:

  • A stable careers programme
  • Access to career and labour market information
  • Address your individual career needs
  • Links with curriculum areas and careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further education and higher education
  • Personal guidance

We will do this in the following ways:

Years 7 and 8

Introduce you to our ‘Career of the Week’. Each week we focus on a specific job role or career. Over the school year, with the help of your prep tutor, you will be encouraged to explore a wide range of careers, some that you may already be aware of and some that are very specialised and unusual.

Encourage you to enter competitions and take part in activities based on jobs and careers.

Introduce you to and encourage you to explore the purpose of and differences between: Further Education Colleges, Apprenticeships, Universities, Vocational courses, Academic courses.

Encourage you to join in with prep group enterprise activities to raise money for our school charities.

Encourage you to look at books and information about careers and further and higher education in the school library.

Year 9

During year 9 you will continue with the activities that you have been doing during year 7 and 8 whilst you explore the subjects that you will study for your GCSE’s during years 10 and 11. You will be invited to attend a Curriculum Briefing that will give you all the information that you need.

People who work for colleges and training providers will come into school to inform you about the different courses that they offer.

Year 10

During year 10 you will be given much more specific information relating to the jobs and careers in the form of work place experiences, on line resources and speakers in school.

You will be invited to experience various Further Education Colleges, Training Providers and Universities.

You will be given the opportunity to gain work experience through various projects.

Year 11

You will be given help and assistance to transition to Further Education

Beyond Year 11

A celebration of your achievements at St Bede’s Prize Night


This section of our policy sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at our school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

A provider wishing to request access should contact Miss J Turner on 01254 202519. Email:

Your Careers Advisor in school is:
Miss Turner

The member of the School Leadership Team responsible for Careers is:
Miss O’Toole

The School Governor that oversees Careers is
Mr Davey