'I can do all things with the help of God who strengthens me.' Philippians (4:13)

Information for Pupils

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Information for Employers & Members of Staff

We are very pleased to work with a range of employers across the city and further afield. Learning the value of transferable skills, different jobs and career opportunities is invaluable to a young person's progression and we cannot thank our existing partners enough. 


We are always looking for local businesses to help us inspire and educate our students about the world of work. If you would like to support us by taking part in events such a mock interview days, speed networking or by offering a work experience placement, please get in touch with our Careers Leader, Louise Halford on lhalford@saintedmunds.org.uk


At St Edmund's Catholic School we use the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks (see below) as a framework for our Careers programme. Every term we assess how well we meet these benchmarks by using a tool called Compass, so it is important to capture all Careers related activity taking place across our school.


The Gatsby Benchmarks:

1) A Stable Careers Programme.

2) Learning from Careers and Labour Market Information (LMI).

3) Addressing the needs of each pupil. 

4) Linking curriculum learning to Careers.

5) Encounters with employers and employees.

6) Experiences of workplaces. 

7) Encounters with further and higher education. 

8) Personal guidance. 


All staff support the Careers programme, especially Gatsby Benchmark 4 - linking curriculum learning to Careers. The staff role is to embed Careers education within their subject areas by providing inspirational opportunities for learning, both within and outside the classroom. 

We have a dedicated Careers Leader, Louise Halford, who can provide Careers related banners and posters and can signpost to useful videos and other resources. She can answer any questions staff or parents may have regarding our Careers programme, share opportunities and help all staff to build Careers into the curriculum. 

If you would like further information, Louise is based in her office opposite Student Services or can be reached at lhalford@saintedmunds.org.uk

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Useful Links

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National Careers Service Website

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Reviewed July 2021 – Careers Development plans run to July 2023