At Court Fields School we run a comprehensive careers programme for students from Year 7 to 11.

Career Programme during PD and Tutor session

We will provide excellent quality, comprehensive and impartial careers education information advice and guidance about learning and work opportunities, and their relevance to the labour market. This includes:

  • Careers open door policy so students can see Mrs Barrett (careers adviser) should they have any further Careers Advice and Guidance needs.
  • Individual appointments available at parents’ evenings for bespoke careers advice.
  • Careers stand in Court Fields LRC with­ college prospectuses and careers guidance information, and dedicated careers boards displaying college open day dates and events.
  • Online careers resources, information, advice and guidance accessed through the school website. ( )
  • Unique PD programme which has a key element called preferred futures, this teaches all aspects of careers and work including – introduction to jobs and careers, the world of work and changes, Interview techniques/ CV’s/application letters. (Year 7 – 11)
  • Assemblies introducing careers with careers adviser. (Year 7 and 8)
  • STEM challenge encouraging interest in science technology and maths (Year 8)
  • Lloyds Bank business event (Year 8 and Year 9)
  • Options evening presentations and advice. (Year 9)
  • A programme of individual, impartial and personalised careers Interviews and careers plans with the Court Fields Careers Adviser. (Year 9 to 11)
  • Challenge Days led by representatives of business and industry through links with Somerset Education Business Partnership. (Year 9 and Year 10)
  • Attendance at college ‘taster days’. (Year 10)
  • Army Residential experience event. (Year 10)
  • Assemblies led by representatives from four local colleges. (Year 10 and 11)
  • Support in preparation for College Applications. (Year 11)
  • Visit to Somerset Careers Fair, County Ground, Taunton. (Year 11).
  • Visit to Apprenticeship Roadshow, WestPoint, Exeter. (Year 11).
  • Raising Aspirations Visit to Plymouth University. (Year 11)

Links are embedded in the curriculum between subject areas and career possibilities to raise aspirations, as well as expand knowledge and understanding of the labour market.