Careers at Tarporley

Career Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) contributes to student achievement by raising aspirations, confidence and motivation. Our careers programme informs students of the range of pathways available and raises awareness of the workplace skills and careers relevant to curriculum subjects they study. As well as engaging and inspiring students in the world of work through employer and educational encounters and visits. Career related learning provides our students with a range of opportunities beyond the core curriculum which support their development so students are fully equipped for the next phase of their lives. Delivery through PSHE mornings, tutorial programme and curriculum areas; helps students understand the relationship between their own employability skills and the needs of the local labour market, whilst improving their career management skills. Our careers programme allows students to see skill progression and empowers them to make informed choices at transition phases through impartial careers advice.


Careers Education Vision

"Students at Tarporley are self-aware, curious and open minded to explore opportunities and make well-informed decisions. Students learn career management skills to successfully transition to their next phase and beyond. Students aspire to achieve positive career outcomes and make valuable contributions to society as they progress onwards with their journey."

The Careers Team

Mrs Rowlands - Careers Lead

Responsible for delivery of the school’s careers programme and holds an overview of careers provision for the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Tel: 01829 732558


Mr Nuttall - Student Development SLT

Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for student development, including Careers provision.


CEIAG delivery

CEIAG is delivered through our PSHE morning programme for Years 7-13. The programme is delivered by school staff and co-ordinated by the Careers Lead and Pastoral Leaders with additional input from impartial external providers. Students in Years 7-11 engage with careers activities through the weekly tutorial programme, completing STEP Up booklets and interacting with further education providers. Curriculum areas promote careers related learning by relating subjects to employability skills and future pathways and career opportunities.

All students in Years 7-13 have access to the START Platform. Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability. Please use the link in the menu to access Start.

Students also receive impartial careers advice through careers guidance interviews through our external provider Mploy Solutions.

If you are an employer or education provider and wish to come into school, please contact Mrs R Rowlands. For further information on opportunities available, please visit the employers and education providers page.

At Tarporley CEIAG includes:

  • 1:1 career guidance interview with a professional qualified and experienced careers advisor for all students in Y11 and Y12. Students in Y7-10 and Y13 can request an interview through their tutor. Students in Years 12 and 13 are offered a further careers guidance interview through our qualified pastoral manager.
  • Work experience, students in Y10 undertake a one-week placement in June and students in Y12 undertake a one-week placement in March.
  • Year 9 Options process support through PSHE morning sessions focusing on pathways and decision-making, assemblies, options evening and parents evening.
  • Year 10 students attend local careers fairs.
  • Year 11 Post-16 support through PSHE day sessions focusing on pathways and decision-making, assemblies, 6th form open evening, FE college talks and information on how to access Apprenticeship vacancies.
  • Careers displays in each subject area to highlight possible jobs where the subject can lead. Careers and employability skills are embedded into lessons by all subject areas.
  • Mock interview process for Y11 students supported by Tarporley Rotary Club.
  • Access to careers events, guest speakers and enterprise days through the PSHE morning programme and curriculum subjects.


Baker Clause Statement

As a school, we welcome the opportunity for our students to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities. We encourage our local education and training providers to visit the school and engage with all our year groups.

If you wish to arrange a visit, please contact our Careers Lead Rachel Rowlands
Telephone: 01829 732558 Ext 293

Further details of opportunities can be found on the employers and education providers page


Monitoring & Evaluation Plan

By having a structured programme of events, monitoring and evaluation allows us to ensure the quality of our provision and this informs our future decision making.

Monitoring activities adopted by Tarporley High School are:

  • Learning walks
  • Lesson observations
  • Questionnaires – students, staff, parents & carers, external agencies
  • Student voice
  • Whole school careers tracking through compass+
  • Work scrutiny

Evaluation activities are used to measure the impact of our careers programme and inform planning of future events.

Evaluation activities adopted by Tarporley High School are:

  • Analysis of whole school careers tracking
  • Feedback from personal guidance interviews
  • Lesson observations/learning walks
  • Work scrutiny
  • Questionnaires – students, staff, parents & carers, external agencies
  • Student voice
  • Destination data

THS Careers Policy & Provider Access Statement PDF