Careers @ CVEA

There has never been a time when careers guidance has been as important for young people as it is today. The landscape of education, training and employment that students need to navigate is much more complex and challenging than that faced by previous generations.

Our overall aim at Castle View Enterprise Academy is for all students to achieve their personal best. In careers education, this means that students can make aspirational, realistic and informed choices; that they develop the skills, aptitudes and attitudes to be successful; and that they are prepared for their post 16 pathway and the world of work.


  • To raise awareness of the vast range of career opportunities available.
  • To provide students with the skills and knowledge to make informed, realistic decisions at key transition points in learning and work.
  • To provide high quality independent, impartial careers advice which inspires and motivates students to fulfil their potential.
  • To provide meaningful encounters with employers, training providers, further education institutions, apprenticeship providers and higher education institutions.
  • To provide opportunities for meaningful experiences of the workplace.
  • To provide opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate the essential skills required for success (using the Skillsbuilder framework).
  • To support inclusion, challenge stereotyping and promote equality of opportunity.
  • To support students to understand that learning and careers development is a life-long process.

For more detailed information on our careers programme:

CVEA Careers 

Careers Programme Overview

Careers Policy

The Careers Team

At Castle View Enterprise Academy, we have a whole Academy approach to careers with all staff supporting the delivery of careers within curriculum areas and through the pastoral system (including assemblies and the tutorial programme).

We have a designated careers team who co-ordinate and monitor the delivery of careers.

· Mrs E McDermott (Assistant Vice Principal / Careers Leader/ Registered Careers Advisor )

· Mr A Young (Governor for Careers)

· Miss L Miller (PSCHE Co-ordinator)

For further information, please see Careers Team.

Provider Access Policy Statement (The Baker Clause) Our Provider Access Policy Statement is displayed on our policies page.

Measuring the impact of our careers programme

The Academy careers programme is delivered through PSCHE (Lifeskills) lessons, the tutorial programme, within curriculum areas as well as through an extensive range of enrichment opportunities and activities.

Our monitoring and evaluation strategies encompass all aspects of delivery and are used to inform the future development of our careers programme.

Monitoring activities used to ensure that the careers programme is being implemented as planned include:

  • Learning walks
  • Questionnaires – students, staff, parents and carers, external partners
  • Focus groups – students and staff
  • Compass+
  • Work scrutiny
  • Curriculum plans
  • Destination data

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

Evaluation activities include:

  • Analysis of destination data – activity survey, sustained data (DFE), CVEA data
  • Compass+
  • Learning walks
  • Questionnaires – students, staff, parents and carers, external partners
  • Focus groups – students, staff, Careers Champions (students and staff)
  • Student evaluations of personal guidance interviews
  • Termly reports to the Governing Body

The Academy’s progress towards achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks is evaluated using the online Compass tool. This is carried out on a termly basis by the Careers Leader.

Compass Report (Term 1 2021-2022)

A designated governor has responsibility for overseeing the quality of careers guidance. The Careers Leader reports to the Governor for careers in termly meetings and written reports.

The Careers policy is reviewed on a biennial basis by the Careers Leader.

Contact Details

Emma McDermott

Careers Leader [email protected]

0191 5946330

Review Date: 31st July 2022