Careers Guidance

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Key Stage 4

Careers program

At New Heights School, we provide our pupils with a range of activities intended to develop skills employers value, including: creativity, problem-solving, risk-taking, resilience, teamwork, determination and self-reflection.

Careers Information Advice and Guidance

Our Careers Lead is Mrs. Wright (Senior Leader). To contact Mrs. Wright please call 0151 330 5134 or alternatively email  

We monitor, measure and review the impact of our programme each year to ensure it is meaningful and robust.

At New Heights KS4, we provide each of our students with an inclusive programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance. Our CEIAG programme includes:

  • Work inspiration days
  • Work placements (Y11)
  • Meet the professional sessions
  • Targeted workshops aimed at specific cohorts interested in a specific sector
  • One to one interview regarding post 16 destinations from Diane McConnell from the post 16 guidance team
  • CV builder workshops
  • Mock interviews
  • Qualifying those students who require a CSCS card and applying for this
  • Visits to LCC campuses to see what college life is all about
  • Visits to higher educational settings such as JMU and Edge Hill to see what university life is all about.

Students also have access to careers information as part of their personal development during form time, PHSE and assemblies. In addition, students have access to Start Profile a platform which is used to help students make well informed choices when it comes to choosing their post 16 setting.

Each member of staff has a duty to input information on to Compass+ where they can evidence employer interactions, curriculum links and career guidance relevant to the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Our vision

We guide our students to develop their aspirations, confidence and determination to progress with their chosen path. Students should leave New Heights KS4 with a host of robust employability skills alongside both core and vocational qualifications.

Careers Advice

Students will have the opportunity to meet with Diane McConnell, 16-19 Guidance Team, at key decision points in their school life. At this time, they can discuss their ideas for the future, explore the range of options for after they leave school and plan their next steps. Students can expect advice and guidance that is personalized and impartial. The support from Diane will continue during the six-week summer holidays and into transition points come September of the following academic year. Diane supports individuals by attending open evenings with both the student and parents/carers where necessary.

Pupils can request an interview with Diane by liaising directly with our Careers Lead, Mrs. Wright.

Dedicated Career Areas

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Employers Area

Information for employers

Parent / Carer Area

Advice for parents

Teacher Area

Tips for teachers.

Student Area

Advice and links for students.