A Roberts

Name: Mr Roberts

Position: Head of Careers

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Phone: 0191 917 1500 ext 214

During the 2020-21 Academic year, Mr Roberts will be leading all 1-2-1 interviews and drop in sessions. To book an appointment (Year 8 -11), speak with your form tutor and they can request a appointment time with Mr Roberts.

All Students at Farringdon undertake Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance lessons and activities that are measured aginst the 8 Gatsby benchmarks. These 8 Benchmarks can be viewed in detail within the links below.

Gatsby Benchmark 1 FCA Stable Careers Programme 

FCA Citizenship and careers:
CEIAG Programme of Study 21/22 overview (word doc)

Schemes of work
KS3 Year 7 CEIAG Programme of Study 2020-21 (word doc)
KS3 Year 8 CEIAG Programme of Study 2021-21(word doc)
KS3 Year 9 CEIAG Programme of Study 2021-22 (word doc)
KS4 Year 10 CEIAG Programme of Study 2021-22 (word doc)
KS4 Year 11 CEIAG Programme of Study 2021-22 (word doc)

Statement of CEIAG provision (word doc)

CEIAG Policy 2021(pdf)

Provider Access Policy (pdf)

Gatsby Benchmark 2 Labour Market Information 

Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.

It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.



National Careers Service

North East Labour Market Information for parents, guardians and students. (pdf)

North East labour market Information from National Careers Service (pdf)

Careermag for parents 

Free Gatsby Guides

Looking for Employment 

NTW Jobs Board (excel)

Learning from career and labour market information 

Labour market information tells you about the workplace or labour market.  Labour market information describes the condition of the labour market, past and present, as well as future projections. It makes clear where work opportunities are increasing or decreasing, what occupations exist, what you need to study to become a professional in that occupation, what is required to take up an occupation, how one can find a job, change job or progress in a career. 

  • We have a school-wide subscription to Morrisby which gives students personalised career information based on their choices 
  • The website icould.com is used – especially in Year 9 – when students learn about LMI and how it can be used to help inform career choices 
  • Year 11 receive weekly or fortnightly updates about apprenticeship opportunities and changes in the local labour market around Sunderland
  • A weekly form time LMI activity enables students to learn about a vast range of careers and the LMI for each of these 

Addressing the needs of each pupil 

  • From 2021, Students from Year 7 onwards have access to a personalised account with Morrisby that allows them to discover and investigate a variety of careers based on their responses to an interactive personality and likes quiz. 
  • Impartial careers advice is available to every student in Year 11 from a qualified careers advisor. Careers advice also available on request to student in years 8 upwards. . 
  • Students complete a careers aspirations form within their STEPS Careers Booklets  
  • Students in Year 9 and Year 11 have a one-to-one meeting with a member of SLT to discuss their choices for the next stage of their academic journey. 
  • Assembly programme includes a week focusing on Apprenticeships, T Levels, A levels and Vocational,  so that information can be provided on all career options  

Linking curriculum learning to careers 

  • All academic departments have subject-specific resources that link their subject to careers. 
  • Careers Links are recorded in all Departmental MTP.  
  • To coincide with National Careers week, FCA careers week provides a link between the curriculum and careers. Students in all year groups learn explicitly how each subject links to careers and which careers it supports. 

Encounters with employers and employees 

  • The Annual Farringdon careers day is held in the spring term brings employers and training providers to school. 
  • Each Year group will experience a STEM day within Year 2021/22 
  • All Year groups have at least 1 encounter with an employer every year 
    • Year 7:   Range of companies involved in STEM day. 
    • Year8:    NHS (Gibber) 
    • Year 9:   Unipres (FCA Enterprise partner)  
    • Year 10: Esh Group: Building my skills 
    • Year 11: Range of companies involved in careers day.  
  • Careers Fair – Sunderland Council run careers fair is promoted widely in school for students in Years 10 and above. 
  • A programme of guest speakers delivered within Wednesday Careers Club.  
  • Sessions specific to the needs of certain groups (eg most able) have been organised. 
  • Across KS3 there are a number of opportunities for students to get involved in workshops and roadshows that are supported by employers and external agenciesIncluding the annual BAE Systems Roadshow for Year 8 students which takes place in January/February each year. 
  • Mock interviews for Year 10 students facilitated by employers. 

Experiences of workplaces 

From 2022 Every student in Year 10 has the opportunity to spend one week with an employer in the  

Encounters with further and higher education 

  • Local providers of further education are invited to attend the annual Apprenticeship Evening and to present in school to students who are considering a vocational pathway. 
  • Speakers and outreach officers are invited to engage with our students through a programme of events on a Wednesday afternoon. 
  • Lymm High School is a member of the local Oxnet network and students (from Year 10 and above) are encouraged to attend their events. Year 12 students are encouraged to enrol in the Oxnet programme of virtual and residential lectures and learning. 
  • Opportunities for Open Days are identified and promoted with Sixth Form students. 
  • Extra-curricular lectures are routinely advertised and promoted amongst students to help them develop a deeper understanding of the wider impact of their subject knowledge. 
  • The Gateway Programme inspires and supports our most able students in securing places at the best universities in the country. 

Personal guidance 

  • KS4 and KS5 students have one-to-one sessions with a qualified careers advisor. 
  • A representative from the careers advisor service is also available at all parents’ evenings and open evenings throughout the year. 
  • All Year 9 students have an options interview with a member of SLT in advance of confirming their options. 
  • All Year 11 students have an options interview with a member of the Sixth Form Team to discuss the suitability of their Post-16 options. 
  • Life Programme sessions allow for students to discuss their plans and intentions for careers with a member of staff. 

Careers Planning

Careers Action Plan (word)



Register on U-Explore your gateway to careers advice, support and guidance

The school uses an online system to support students in their career pathways and choices throughout school life.  This is accessible by staff, students and parents.

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