Careers Hub

South Craven School’s mission is for all students to achieve their personal best.  

In careers education this translates to every student making the correct choices for their own progression. We support students in making informed decisions by providing access to differentiated, impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of options that are most likely to help them to achieve their ambitions. 

By helping students with decisions at key stages, informing them of all their options and introducing them to various industries, we aim to prepare them for the world of work whichever pathway they choose.

We are committed to providing a careers programme which meets the requirements of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.

A Careers Leader will ensure the leadership and coordination of a high-quality careers programme. The Careers Advisor will work with the Careers Leader to organise workshops for students and actively promote the careers service in house and at alternative venues. The name and contact details of the careers team is published below.

The Headteacher and Careers team will work with enterprise coordinators to build careers and employer engagement plans to broaden the range of guidance that pupils have access to.

  • The school will work towards the “Quality in Careers Standard” to support the development of their careers programme, ensuring it is in line with the required standards.
  • The school will work to encompass careers education and guidance into subjects across the curriculum. All teachers will be asked to support the career development of young people in their role and through their subject teaching.
  • The school will ensure that every pupil is exposed to the world of work by the age of 14.
  • The school will engage with local employers, businesses and professional networks, inviting visiting speakers, particularly alumni with whom pupils can relate to.

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Mrs Burton can be found in the Careers Hub in the Dales building. To book an appointment, please email

She can offer advice, help and feedback on:

  • Sixth Form 
  • College
  • Apprenticeships
  • Higher Education
  • Work Experience
  • Unifrog support


Careers Team

Mrs A Taylor Deputy Headteacher/Careers Lead Email
Mrs Margaret Burton Careers and Work Experience Coordinator Email
01535 639772
Mrs Paula Andrews Sixth Form Support Manager
Responsibility for UCAS and Higher Education
01535 639723
Mrs Ruth Smith Sixth Form Support Manager
Responsibility for Apprenticeships
01535 639727
Mr Pete Soroczan Independent and Impartial Careers Advisor Speak to Mrs Burton for an appointment.
Mrs Ruth Arslan Governor for Careers  

Enterprise workers from local businesses such as Skipton Building Society and BJSS Leeds regularly support the school's careers programme. 

South Craven School's Career Programme will be next reviewed in September 2022.

For further information on our Careers Programme, please see our Provider Access Policy Statement.