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.

Monitoring and Review

The governing board, in conjunction with the headteacher and careers leader, will review the careers policy on an annual basis, considering the success of supporting students in accessing post 16 education and training.

To ensure our students are at the heart of the careers programme, it is important that continuous reflection and evaluation is done by all stakeholders to find out what improvements need to be implemented. We value our students and parents/carers input, therefore we do evaluations through online platforms to get their views on how the careers programme can be improved.

Our NEET figure at 16 and 18 is very low which shows Careers Education and Independence Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is embedded in what we do. 

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Mrs Burton can be found in the Careers Hub in the Dales building. She is available for student drop-ins every break and lunchtime from Monday-Thursday. Parent drop-ins take place Thursday after school.

She can offer advice, help and feedback on:

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

If you would like to book a drop-in session, please fill out the contact form below and Mrs Burton will get back to you.

Careers Team

Mrs Andrea Taylor Deputy Headteacher/SLT Strategic Careers Lead Email
Mrs Margaret Burton Careers and Work Experience Lead
Careers Adviser (Level 6 Qualified)
01535 639775
Mrs Corinne Strelitze Careers Administrator Email
01535 639780
Mrs Paula Andrews Sixth Form Support Manager
Responsibility for UCAS and Higher Education
01535 639723
Miss Hannah Hickman Aspirations Coordinator
Support with applications for competitive university courses
All years
01535 632861
Mrs Ruth Smith Sixth Form Support Manager
Responsibility for Apprenticeships
01535 639727
Mrs Ruth Arslan Trustee for Careers  

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

South Craven School's Career Programme will be next reviewed in September 2024.

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