Careers Information

Horizon School values the importance of careers education and guidance that prepares students for challenges in the future. An effective Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme helps prepare young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. It can contribute to achievement and inclusion by raising aspirations, increasing motivation, challenging stereotypes and enabling young people to make realistic and informed choices about their futures.

Horizon School supports the development and facilitation of CEIAG across all year groups, including information on traineeships and apprenticeships for young people.

For all careers advice, please speak in the first instance to Mrs Kerri Turk, Careers Leader

What are the Gatsby Benchmarks?

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in secondary schools.

  • A stable careers programme.
  • Learning from career and labour market information.
  • Addressing the needs of each student.
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers.
  • Encounters with employers and employees.
  • Experiences of workplaces.
  • Encounters with further and higher education.
  • Personal guidance.


Careers Education helps young people develop the knowledge, confidence and skills that they need to make well informed choices and plans that enable them to progress smoothly into further learning and work.

Information, Advice and Guidance covers a range of personalised activities and interventions that help young people to become more self-reliant and better able to manage their progression through learning and work.

CEIAG at Horizon School includes a programme of careers education supported by personalised information, advice and guidance. Together we will equip young people with the knowledge and skills that they need to make well-informed and realistic choices about their own progression through learning and work.

Student Entitlement – Students are entitled to careers education, information, advice and guidance that is impartial and confidential.  It will be integrated into their experience of the whole curriculum, based on a partnership with students and their parents or carers.  The programme will promote equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion, in the best interests of the students to whom it is given.

Specifically, students at Horizon School are entitled to receive:

  • Clear information, advice and guidance about all options available.
  • Help to decide what to do when they finish their course/education, including further learning, training or employment.
  • A programme of CEIAG which helps them to develop skills and knowledge to make choices and the transition to work and learning.
  • The opportunity to be involved in making decisions about things that affect their learning.


An opportunity to learn about the world of work.

Useful careers resources for students, parents and staff

There are a wide range of useful resources to be able to support students, parents and carers. This includes general information, online quizzes relating to job choices, further information of post 16 options, higher education, job opportunities and CV writing, to name a few. Please click here to view the wide range of information that is available.