Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance 9CEIAG) at Glendale Middle School

We are actively engaging with the nationally respected Gatsby Benchmarks ( and welcome any input from parents and carers.
The Gatsby benchmarks provide the structure to our growing careers programme which aims to give all our pupils the advice and guidance they need to make informed decisions about their futures.
How is the careers provision assessed at Glendale Middle School?
Termly reviews of the schools achievement of the Gatsby Benchmarks with Careers Lead (Miss Victoria Leishman and SLT link (Mr G Tong). Evidence is recorded, progress against the benchmarks is tracked and used to inform planning for the following academic year.
Evaluations by staff and pupils following any Employer or External provision to ensure only high quality sessions are repeated.
The Careers Lead and SLT link meet to assess and improve the quality of current provision and effectiveness of future provision.
The schools careers provision is reviewed to ensure it is fit for purpose and takes account of local, national and international needs and developments in labour markets. 
Pupils, parents, staff and employers can access this document to get an overview of the current provision and to find out more about careers at our school.
An overview of our careers program can be viewed below:
Information for Parents/carers
As a parent or carer, you have a leading role when your child is making decisions about their potential future career. That is why it is important to be prepared and feel confident when they come to you for advice. 
As they make choices and plans for the future, young people need support from the people who know them best, their families. We encourage you to talk to your child about careers they are interested in. Find out what they already know and encourage them to explore the online careers resource, Unifrog, or even to speak to people about their careers. 
Other useful careers links:
The National Careers Service (including a free chatline) -
ICould (careers videos) -
Job Centre Plus (Job hunting and applying) -
Apprenticeships (apprenticeships and traineeships) -
Labour Market Northeast (shifts and trends) -