Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at Priestnall

Careers Leaders: Miss Evans

At Priestnall School we aim to provide good quality, impartial advice and guidance, ensuring all our students have the best possible foundation to base their future choices and pathways.
We hold the Inspiring IAG Gold Award.

Here you can find information about how we implement Careers Education from Year 7-11 as well as the support available from school, important information and other resources.

Where to access Careers and Post-16 information in school

Mrs Slack our Careers and Post 16 Advisor is available in the school careers office on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to provide advice, guidance and support with applications.

There is a comprehensive careers section within the school library offering information on further education, higher education, apprenticeships and employment. This is where students will find college prospectuses and application forms.
Careers information is also displayed on the CEIAG display boards on the main corridor by the library, Café Mersey and next to the Careers Office.

Independent Careers Advice and Guidance

Our independent careers advice and guidance is provided by Stockport Family. They come into school twice a week to carry out 1-1 guidance interviews with students in Year 11. Parents are always welcome to attend these interviews. Students then receive and individual action plan.

Useful Websites

We support students in registering with the START website . This provides all students with independent, impartial careers advice accessible from home and school.

Careers Programme

The table below outlines our careers education and guidance programme that is underpinned by the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks:

Careers activity
Year 7 Deep Learning Day (a day off timetable) Assemblies
Year 8 Deep Learning Day (a day off timetable) Assemblies
Year 9 Deep Learning Day (a day off timetable) Assemblies

Options evening – colleges and training providers will be in attendance

Year 10 Assemblies Careers Lessons

Greater Manchester High Achievers Masterclasses Dragon’s Den

Deep Learning Day (a day off timetable) College taster days

Year 11 Assemblies

Careers Fair Careers Lessons

Greater Manchester High Achievers Masterclasses Deep Learning Day (a day off timetable)

College lunch time drop-in sessions

Apprenticeship and training provider lunchtime drop-in sessions

1-1 careers guidance with a careers Advisor from Stockport Family

Support with college application forms

Support finding and applying for apprenticeships

Employer Network

Our Employer Network supports the careers strategy and plan at Priestnall. The aim of the network is to provide every pupil with at least one significant encounter with an employer per year. Employers and businesses can join the network if they want to assist with any of our careers activities as seen in the above table. Please contact Mrs Slack on 0161 432 7727 or

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