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Careers and Work Experience

Our Careers Leader at Gosforth Academy is Li-Am Carter
(email, telephone 0191 285 1000). Careers education is delivered in a variety of ways: through lessons, tutorials, assemblies, one-to-one interviews, work experience, and events which take place both inside and outside school. In the documents available to download below we have set out which activities take place throughout the year for each year group. We measure the impact of these activities in a variety of ways, for example analysing destination data and seeking feedback from students, staff and other participants involved in the programme, such as employers. The next review of this information will be in December 2018.

DOWNLOADS Careers Programme Years 9 - 11 Careers Programme Years 12 - 13

If you would like to offer feedback or any further comments on our Careers Programme please email Li-Am Carter using the details above. It is the aim of the Academy to fully meet the eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career 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
Labour Market Information

It’s important that our students are aware of Labour Market Information, which can help them in making decisions about their future. This information is presented to students through tutorials and assemblies, but we also encourage all students and their parents/carers to explore the information available online. All students at Gosforth Academy will have access to a Kudos account - – from which they can explore careers and access Labour Market Information.

Apprenticeships, University, Careers

Sixth Form, University, College, Apprenticeships – as a fully comprehensive school we are aware that our students take many different paths when their time comes to move on, be that after Year 11 or Year 13. As a result we have listed some useful websites for students and parents to use when exploring their options:

North East Local Enterprise Partnership By working with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) Gosforth Academy are working with a range of organisations in the area to further improve the provision and careers education we offer in school for our students and their parents/carers.


Skills Hub at Newcastle City Library


The Skills Hub, which is located in the Central Library, 33 New Bridge St W, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX, is a service for young people, supporting them with one to one careers advice, getting help in identifying and applying for learning/employment opportunities, volunteer opportunities, CV/interview support and access to a wide variety of events hosted at the Skills Hub. 

The support can be accessed by visiting the Skills Hub in the library or by telephoning or emailing the Skills Hub. Please see the document below for further information and contact details.

Work Experience

Work Experience is an important part of the careers provision offered to students at Gosforth Academy. All students in Year 10 and Year 12 are strongly encouraged to carry out work experience.

  • Year 10 Work Experience is week commencing Monday 15th July 2019.
  • Year 12 Work Experience is week commencing Monday 8th July and/or week commencing Monday 15th July 2019.

All students will be given further information on this in the New Year. Parents/carers and students will be able to download the work experience placement form from this website once available.

Supporting with Work Experience

Could you support a student on work experience? Whether you are a parent/carer of one of our current or past students, school alumni or a local business, we’d love to hear from you if you would be willing to support students on a placement.

Work experience is such an important part of career development and we try to support as many students as possible – but this is not without its challenges. There is no need to commit to anything, but if you would like to express an interest in offering work experience to our students please contact detailing your name, the organisation, possible duties and which year group the placement may be best suited for.