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Careers Curriculum Statement for Mount Tamar

You can view or download our Careers Education Curriculum Statement from the bottom of this page.


Mount Tamar School is committed to providing Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance to all students through the curriculum and a broad range of organised activities. Mount Tamar careers programme aims to:

  • Encourage students to be ambitious, broaden their horizons and explore their own career aspirations throughout their life at school
  • Enable students to make informed decisions about their future career pathways
  • Ensure students’ readiness to take their next step in their learning or career.
  • To utilise the current external resources/partnerships available, to enrich the Curriculum, for high achievement
  • to provide aspirational opportunities for Careers,

We also follow the principles of the Gatsby Benchmarks, a copy of our latest Compass report outlining our current Gatsby status can be seen within the Careers Section of the website.


In modern day society, finding the right career path is very daunting, but with our help and support, we are able to

  • Help students to understand the changing world of work
  • Facilitate meaningful encounters with employers for all students
  • Support positive transitions post-16
  • Enable students to develop the research skills to find out about opportunities
  • Help students to develop the skills, attitudes and qualities to make a successful transition into the world of work
  • Encourage participation in continued learning, including further and higher education, apprenticeships and in some cases UCAS support
  • Support inclusion, challenging stereotyping and promoting equality of opportunity
  • Contribute to strategies for raising achievement, particularly by increasing motivation
  • Help students link their curriculum to career pathways and labour market information


All students are fully involved in our effective Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance programme. Students are encouraged to take an active role in their own career development, so the careers programme emphasises student participation with a focus on self-awareness and self-development, learning about careers and the world of work and developing career management and employability skills.

It is presented in an impartial manner and is differentiated to suit the individual requirement of students. During their time at school, all students can expect:

  • The support they need to make the right choices for Key Stage 4/GCSE, after Year 11
  • Access up-to-date and unbiased information on future learning and training, careers and labour market information
  • Support to develop the self-awareness and career management skills needed for their future
  • Career lessons from Y9 to Y11 covering options after school, the world of work, the job market and the skills needed for the future
  • Meaningful encounters with representatives from the world of work each school year; this will be through work experience, careers fair, assemblies, careers talks (in or outside lessons), projects and visits
  • To hear from a range of education and training providers, including colleges, universities and apprenticeship organisations; this could include visits and taster days, as well as assemblies , talks and meetings at school
  • The opportunity to relate what they learn in lessons to their life and career beyond school
  • The opportunity to talk through their career and educational choices with staff including form tutors and the Careers Lead, Mandy.
  • Access to one-to-one guidance with a trained, impartial careers adviser
  • We will keep parents/carers informed of their progress and provide parents/carers with information to support students’ career planning and decision making.

Parents/carers can attend careers meetings, by prior arrangement.