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Aspirations – We Inspire Our Students To Belong, Believe and Achieve

We recognise that EVERY student within our Saint Paul’s family must have access to every careers opportunity available to them. We ensure that guidance is available to meet their highest aspirations, whilst being fully supported to work hard on their journey by our staff and external business and college partners. We prepare our students to embrace their own sense of identity and worth and to become successful citizens able to contribute positively to society.

We are exceptionally proud of the careers programme here at Saint Paul’s and of the plethora of opportunities it provides to our students.









Gatsby Benchmarks

Saint Paul’s is committed to working towards establishing a careers programme stabilized by Gatsby Benchmarks, as set out by the Government in 2018. More information about these benchmarks can be found here


Saint Paul’s has a comprehensive Careers policy which can be found in our policies section here

Saint Paul’s Designated Careers Lead – Ms Hitchen – tel 0161 499 0000 email 

Saint Paul’s Careers Adviser – Mrs Rudd – tel 0161 499 0000 e mail

Saint Paul’s Careers Adviser – Mrs Sue Walton, Our Futures – tel 0161 499 0000 email

Our Futures Careers Adviser – Louise Barnett – tel 0161 499 0000

Trainee Careers Adviser (SEND Specialist) – Ms H Shaw – tel 0161 499 0000

Please clink the link below to view our “Believe” Careers Curriculum 2019-20:

The Believe Curriculum 2019-2020

All teachers at Saint Paul’s will endeavour to link their curriculum area to the wider world and careers paths. This is delivered through a variety of employer visits, trips and encounters. Staff can find out more information by emailing Ms Hitchen or Sue Walton or visiting the Careers Enterprise Company Website.

To access more careers information including current LMI ( Labour Market Information)  scroll to the downloads section below. 

Personal Careers Advice and Guidance

Our Careers Guidance Service in school is provided by Our Future’s qualified and experienced adviser, Sue Walton.

Our service aims to provide outstanding advice and guidance through the following;
• Arrange and provide essential and impartial 1-1 guidance appointments for students in Year 10 & Year 11 ( although all students are welcome to request an appointment)
• Encourage students to recognise and articulate their skills and aspirations
• Identify and refer students for further support where necessary with their ‘next steps’
• Encourage students to consider a variety of pathways to reach their individual goals
• Agree ‘actions’ and document discussion for student, parent/carer and school records
• Encourage students to write a personal statement ready for Y11
• Discuss the importance of self-motivation and the researching of careers apprenticeships and further education
• Discuss the importance of parent/carer communication to help further support their chosen pathway

Parent Information

Throughout the year, we will be providing parents with key information about their child’s options for the future and support they can access.






Invitation For Parents:
Success Beyond School
Free, expert advice on guiding your child to a successful career

We are delighted to announce the latest in our Success Beyond School series; free-of-charge, ‘Live Online’ seminars designed to help parents supercharge their children’s career potential.

These events are for parents of students aged 12-18 and free to attend


How Saint Paul’s Measures and Evaluates the Impact of our Careers Programme

o Destination measures for Y11 and maintaining positive NEET figures
o Student voice, parent/staff feedback
o Employer and Visiting partners feedback
o Work experience/placement evaluations
o Compass self-evaluation tool with the Careers Enterprise Company
o Working with the Enterprise Adviser Network
o Continuous Staff CPD and Accredited Qualifications
o Monitoring, advising and auditing curriculum content for all subject areas
This information is reviewed annually in the summer term.

To see the activities of the 2020 school leavers (settled in on the 1st November 2020 by stat school attended) click – Activity Survey (Moving On) Benchmark – 2020

Saint Paul’s is proud to announce that our careers programme is being recognised for its excellence through the IAG award process!

Thanks to all of our partner businesses, colleges, staff and students! What an exciting journey!

See our certificate – click The “Committed to work towards” certificate Inspiring IAG .docx






We are High School of the Year 2020-21!

Saint Paul’s is delighted to have been awarded the Businesses in Wythenshawe High School of the Year 2020-21.

Businesses in Wythenshawe is a local business network which delivers innovative careers programmes and provides insight into careers and inspires pupils.

The school is benefitting from a series of initiatives and valuable support from local businesses including advice on job applications, mentoring of pupils and inviting pupils into their businesses so they get a head start in developing their future careers and education.








All our Careers Provision information is reviewed annually. Next review July 2021.

Career Paths

Careers in Geography

Click this link to a short video about what a career in geography means-

Here is a good summary of the possible career routes with geography – click

Useful links:

Different jobs Geography can offer

Video on Choose Geography

Going Places with Geography:

Geography job profiles:

National careers service:

News article on Geography careers:



Careers Resources:


Click here to download Careers resources










Access to Careers Provision

It is vital that students have access to careers guidance and advice before, during and after their college applications so they can make an informed decision on their future. For full details click Mrs Rudd Nov 2020 – Careers letter







PIXL – Careers advice for parents and pupils can be found at Careermag – click here

To view the magazine click

















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