Careers and progression

Careers Leader

Mrs. Ingrid Moir

0191 5362176

A good Careers Education Programme is critical if our students are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them. The vision of Boldon School Careers programme is to inspire our young people to encounter the world of work and careers pathways throughout their school years. In line with our school motto “Innovate, Focus, Achieve,” we believe that students will aspire to greater academic achievements, and better fulfill their potential if they understand themselves, their abilities and the possibilities available to them.

Our Careers Education programme is based around the framework of eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Careers Guidance.

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  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

We deliver Careers Education in many ways to ensure that our young people are making informed and well supported decisions.  We frequently measure the impact of our Careers Programme through surveys and focus groups for students, parents and professionals, but the real truth of our success is the annual destination data and the positive outcomes of our students, which we evaluate in the autumn term each year.

More information for parents and students: Boldon School Website student and parent information 

Northern Rights Pathfinder

We are working with Northern Rights Pathfinder to provide Careers, Information and Guidance services to the School this Academic Year.   Please see both the Schools Privacy statement and Northern Right Pathfinders Privacy Statement below which outlines the purposes for which data is gathered and how it will be used as part of Careers Information and Guidance to support our students.

Under Section 78 of the Education and Skills Act 2008, we are obliged to provide to Northern Rights Pathfinder the following information upon request:

(a) name, address and date of birth of the student
(b) the name and address of a parent of the student
(c) other information that we hold about the student

unless a student (who is aged 16 years or more) or a parent (if the student is under the age of 16) specifically instructs the school not to provide the information set out above.
If your son / daughter is under the age of 16 years old and you would not like us to share any of the above with Northern Rights Pathfinder, we would ask that you please notify the school by contacting Mrs Lynne Fail, SIMS and Data Manager on 0191 5362176.
If you son/daughter is over the age of 16 years, we will ask him/her to inform the school directly if they do not wish for their information to be shared with Northern Rights Pathfinder.

Boldon School Privacy Statement        Northern Rights Pathfinder Privacy Statement

The next review of the Careers Education Programme will take place in July 2020. Click on the link below to view Boldon School’s Career Plan.

Careers Plan Document

Destination of Y11 leavers, Year on Year                                      Post 16 Leaver’s progression