Careers Information

Curriculum Area Leader for PDE and Careers:

Mrs S McCracken

Contact: 01733 263526 ext. 218



In School Careers Advisor:

Mr Richard Piper

Contact: 01733 263526


Careers Education Information and Guidance


The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for Jack Hunt School. Local Authorities no longer have a statutory duty to provide universal CEIAG. Jack Hunt School is committed to providing a CEIAG programme for all pupils in year 7 to 13 and works in partnership with many organisations to support this.

Pupil Needs:

The CEIAG programme is designed to meet the diverse needs of all students at Jack Hunt School. The programme ensures progression that is appropriate to the student’s stage of career learning and development. The CEIAG programme plays a key role in achieving our aspiration of no students who are NEET at the end of Year 11 and 13.


All students receive a one hour timetabled lesson each week of Personal Development Education in Year 8 to 10 and one hour a fortnight in Year 11. Where possible this is delivered by specialist teachers. The aim is to promote equality and opportunity for all through impartial education and guidance, considering local and national developments, for example, the 8 Gatsby benchmarks to determine provision. (Full details of the PDE programme for each year are in the PDE Section of the school website).

All students should have opportunities and access to guidance, either internal or external. Jack Hunt School offers 1:1 independent guidance interviews with an external careers and education consultant for all pupils in Year 11, including all Looked After Children. Internal support is offered through specialist PDE staff within school.

The school liaises closely with FE and HE providers and students participate in a number of widening participation activities. We organise trips to Universities for Y12 in the Summer Term so they can begin to make decisions about what sort of University they may be considering.

Students are given the opportunity to meet external speakers through the Y12 PDE programme (see document on Website) and a Widening Participation/Aim Higher project organised by our Lead Practitioner Dr Lucie Swannell, this is a project which attracts Alumni and external speakers from a wide variety of career backgrounds to speak to Y10/11/12 and 13 students.

In 2018/19, we are organising two separate Careers Fair that we hope will be annual events, one which will support Y9 in the GCSE Options process and another which will be open to the older students in the school. These events are possible through our links with the Skills Service in Peterborough.

We have linked closely to Causway Education’s OSCAR programme which provides invaluable support for our Sixth Form students. They provide mentoring for students, training for staff and an online support system, built using the latest research to help support UCAS applications and references.

The Gatsby Benchmarks:

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance


CEIAG is managed by our PDE Curriculum Area Leader, Steph McCracken. She is responsible to a member of the Senior Leadership Team. The PDE Curriculum Area Leader liaises closely with a careers advisor and local providers. The Careers Advisor provides Careers Interviews with individual students, all Y11 students receive an independant Careers interview and then other interview slots can be arranged through a referral when there is a need. As well as this we have an internal programme of mentoring in which key staff mentor Y11/12 and 13 students, this programme supports students through preparation for exams but also in terms of careers advice. We have access to external mentoring schemes such as Carmen Jeffrey from the TIS Team (PCC) who works with students who have an Early Health Assessment or require extra support.

Work Experience:

The CEIAG programme includes careers guidance activities and work related learning and enterprise activities. All 300 students in Year 10 complete a two-week work experience as part of their curriculum offer. There are also other opportunities for work experience or volunteering through the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, Student Leadership activities with Primary Schools and the annual ‘Takeover Day’.

Quality Assurance

Jack Hunt School has completed the Compass Audit tool in partnership with the Skills Service. This was reviewed with the Skills Service in October 2019. In addition to this, Jack Hunt School seeks the support of external agencies to ensure provision is current and meeting the needs of our young people to meet our aspiration of having no young people who are NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) at post 16 and post 18. We also meet with the Targeted Youth Support Service Team from the Local Authority who gives advice on our CEIAG offer to ensure we are achieving the Gatsby benchmarks. We attend the Peterborough Data Sharing Group which meets to discuss careers provision and opportunities around Peterborough in order to ensure there is a reduction in NEETs.


Jack Hunt School recognises that CEIAG is not the sole responsibility of a few staff. CEIAG is part of the whole school CPD programme and all staff receive annual training through full staff meetings. Delivery of the careers programme is monitored as part of the whole school monitoring process. The partnership agreement with our independent careers adviser is reviewed annually and the CEIAG programme is reviewed annually by the PDE Team, PDE Curriculum Leader and Assistant Headteacher.

Impact Information:

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Year Post 16 Post 18
October 2017

- 100% September Guarantee

- 0% NEET (Verified by LA)

- 300 Year 10 students completed work experience

102 students in total

- 81% University

- 16% Gap Year

- 2% Employment

- 1% Apprenticeship

October 2018

- 2% NEET (6 students verified by LA) of whom 1.3% (4 students) were PP

- 300 Year 10 students completed work experience

- 98.17% A Level Pass Rate (A*- C = 72.25% / A* - B = 47.64%)

- 87% of L3 students went into higher education, employment or training
October 2019

- 0.03% (1 student) NEET (Verified by LA)

- 300 Year 10 students completed work experience

- 95% A Level Pass Rate (A* - C = 66%)

119 students in total

- 74% University

- 17% Gap Year

- 4% Employment

- 3% Apprenticeship

- 1% Armed Forces

- 1% Higher Education
October 2020

2 students NEET (awaiting LA verification)

Year 10 students unable to complete Work Experience due to COVID19 Pandemic

Number of Students in Year 13 2020 leavers: 101

Students attending University September 2020: 83

Apprenticeships: 1

Employment: 1

Higher Education: 1

Gap Year (unknown details): 5

Students who have been offered a placed at

university but have  deferred their place until  2021 (either employment or apprenticeship) : 10


The CEIAG programme at Jack Hunt School is monitored in the following ways;

  • Regular monitoring and review of post 16 applications and the application process and enhance practice where necessary.
  • Monitor the number of NEETs at post 16 and post 18 and share this data.
  • Review the quality of our IAG with our external careers and education consultant.
  • Annual training with personal tutors.
  • Work with the Skills Service.
  • Take part in the Peterborough wide middle-leaders meetings for all secondary schools.
  • A review of the programme against Gatsby Benchmarks to ensure best practice.
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