Careers Advice Support

Students are entitled to careers education and guidance that meets professional standards of practice and is student- centred, impartial and confidential. This will be integrated into your child’s experience of the whole curriculum and be based on a partnership with students and their parents or carers.

Clayton Hall Academy seek to work with as many external agencies as we can in order to enhance the CEIAG services offered to students. All schools within the United Endeavour Trust have secure links with local companies through Enterprise Partnerships.

If you feel your child would benefit from a careers support session please contact Miss Carter via

Future Focus Programme

We recognise the importance of preparing young people for participation in society as the world of work. We also know we have supportive parents in a range of job roles in different sectors with distinct experiences and journeys to get to where they are today. We hope that you would be able to share your experiences with Clayton students. If you would like to get involved with our Future Focus program for 2021/ 22 please complete the form below.


Preparing for the world of work

CV Writing

Advice and guidance on supporting your son/daughter with writing a CV/cover letter can be found below.

Interview Techniques and Tips

Advice and guidance on supporting your son/daughter with their interview techniques can be found below.

Personal Development for Clayton Students

The CEIAG programme is designed to meet the needs of students at Clayton Hall Academy. It is personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development.

The three main aims of the national framework: self-development, career exploration and career management are covered by the careers programme.

The development of personal and professional skills, characteristics and attributes is an integral part of our school’s curriculum to ensure students are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment with training.

All students access a highly effective careers programme that supports students to make informed, realistic and intelligent decisions about all aspects of the next stage of their education, training or employment with training.

Year 7 – 11 Personal Development lessons include a comprehensive CEIAG/work related learning unit to support your son/daughter with their chosen career paths.

Key Stage 3

In Year 7-9 sessions involve learning about self-awareness, with students finding out about themselves and their strengths and weaknesses. This helps them to understand how their working life and the choices they make will fundamentally affect their future. Students are introduced to Careers resources and have experience of using Career Pilot (a guidance software program). Guest speakers from local colleges visit the school to inform students about the study routes available to them.

Key Stage 4

Work Related Learning sessions continue at GCSE with lessons that are designed to deliver quality education and guidance to students and to prepare them the world of work. Topics covered include the construction of CVs, personal statements, letters of application and interview skills

Form Tutors

For many, the first point of contact will be the student’s form tutor who can refer them to a member of the CIAG and Work Related Learning team. Form tutors deliver CIAG and work related learning activities in form time and support students with discussion and further activities following Future Focus Assemblies.

Subject Teachers

We are working as a school to embedded work related learning activities into the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and 4 across all subjects.


As a parent or carer, you have a leading role when your child is making decisions about their career. Talking to your child about careers is important. Not only when they are making big decisions, such as subject choices and what to do when they leave school, but also throughout

their school lives and beyond. It is important to be prepared and feel confident when they come to you for advice. Below is lots of useful information and links to websites to support you in assisting your child with their future career choices. Your son/daughter can complete Barclays life skills lessons at home which will give them access to work experience opportunities at Barclays, and learn essential life skills and careers related learning. START our online careers tool can be accessed from home and your child should be encouraged to invest time in using it and exploring careers and educational opportunities.

Careers Curriculum

The careers programme includes careers education sessions, career guidance activities (group work and individual interviews) and information and research activities. This will be delivered through PSHE timetabled sessions as well as more intensive days. Students will also receive targeted careers lessons for their subject from Y7 to support their understanding of next steps and possible career choices