Our careers programme prepares our students to be at the heart of our rapidly changing world.  We hope to equip all our young people with the skills and knowledge necessary to embark on a fulfilling journey and by nurturing their talents, we aim to encourage them to embrace the search for a career as more than just 'looking for a job' but 'exploring vocation'.

All our students have access to excellent careers provision. Careers talks and trips occur throughout the year covering a range of pathways that inspire and motivate students. These are offered to all students in the school and cover higher level apprenticeships. All students in Year 10 participate in two weeks of work experience, as well as a Sixth Form or Further Education taster day. 

We also have a popular careers and university section in the library and a dedicated careers channel on Teams, as well as the careers platform Unifrog. All students participate in several Curriculum Enrichment Days (CEDs) each year which feature a range of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) activities. A Careers Fair takes place every year in January.

Friday Fixtures include half-termly Friday Futures sessions where alumni talk to all students about their career paths.

“There is comprehensive careers guidance. It meets all of aspects of the Gatsby Benchmarks, a framework that defines the best careers provision in schools.” OFSTED 2022

Our careers leader is Ms Amanda Kelly and she can be contacted through the main school contact details.

The school is always happy to hear from local employers who would like to engage with our young people.

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Career Planner 11-14

Career planner 14-16

career planner 16-18

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St Anne’s Teaching Internship Programme

At St Anne’s we have a long-held connection with teacher development through our LSU foundation. Despite this, we have recognised that we could be doing more to highlighted the opportunities for a life long, rewarding and varied career that the education sector could offer our young people. We have excellent sixth form students at St Anne’s who could be the exceptional candidates for teaching posts in the future. This has led to the establishment of our pioneering Teaching internship programme which gives students in Year 12 and 13 the opportunity to explore, first hand, whether teaching could be their vocation. During the programme, teaching interns have the chance to complete two placements within local primary schools and/or in departments of our school, to find out what teacher training involves and to meet current trainee teachers from the local PCP SCITT in order to empower them to decide for themselves if teaching could be the career for them. The programme has been running since Spring 2022 and feedback from participants so far has been overwhelmingly positive, whether they decided they would consider teaching in the future or not!

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