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Careers Programme

At Chaucer we aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage students to consider a wide range of careers.

‘Aspiring together to foster the hopes and dreams of our young people’

Chaucer school is committed to delivering high quality careers, information, advice and guidance (CIEAG) for all of our students. We understand that all young people need to prepare themselves for progression through learning and education into adulthood. Our aim is to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to make effective choices, understand their career and progression routes, and enable them to manage smooth transitions on to the next stage of either learning or employment.

Career Entitlement

In line the current statutory careers guidance and the Gatsby Benchmarks all Chaucer pupils will have access to a full programme of careers focussed activity and education tailored to suit individual needs, including the following:

  • Opportunities to meet with local employers through assemblies, class room sessions and small group activity
  • Visits to work places and other relevant locations and events
  • Access to a fully qualified and impartial careers adviser for 1 to 1 and group guidance
  • Interactions with further and higher education providers through assemblies, a post 16 fair and visits.
  • Transition support from Chaucer to an appropriate and relevant post 16 destination including sixth forms colleges and apprenticeships including 1 to 1 guidance, application and interview support
  • Careers information within the curriculum showing the relevance of curriculum learning to the world of work

Year 7 - An Introduction to Careers

An Introduction To Careers

· To raise awareness of a wide range of careers and pathways.

· To identify personal traits, strengths and skills.

· To develop confidence and have expectations of themselves and for their futures.

Year 8 - Options and Opportunities

Options and Opportunities

· To prepare for GCSE options considering how these link to future careers pathways and progression routes.

· To explain the importance of STEM subjects and their importance to a wide range of careers.

· To link curriculum subjects to careers and use this knowledge to inform their GCSE option choices.

Year 9 - Routes to Success

Routes to Success

· To be able to use LMI in career planning.

· To be able to describe key employability skills.

· To recognise the skills and qualities developed in and out of school which will make them employable.

Year 10 - The World of Work

The World or Work

· To gain experience of the world of work.

· To describe how the world of work is changing and how this might impact on students’ own careers.

Year 11 - Future Pathways

Future Pathways

· To make well-informed realistic choices for post 16 transition.

· To be able to link post 16 pathways to progression routes and future careers.

· To have an appropriate intended destination.

How to find out more

Our provider access policy can be found on our policies page:

Sarah Brown is our careers advisors and coordinates the careers programme including liaison with students, parents, teachers, employers and Post-16 providers. Please contact our careers advisors for more information: 

Telephone: 0114 232 2338

Provider statement

Chaucer school welcomes post 14 and 16 providers to speak to our pupils at events planned throughout the school year. To get involved please contact Sarah Brown at

For Year 11 students to get help with applications, apprenticeships, college and sixth form enquiries after they have finished at school, they can contact the CYT service on 01142734462 or via email