St Matthew Academy is committed to ensuring that all our pupils receive effective, independent and impartial careers guidance.

St Matthew Academy pupils will follow a Careers programme in which they will have access to first-rate academic opportunities and at the same time be fully prepared for work and life when they leave us.

At St Matthew Academy pupils will receive:

  • Opportunities to visit businesses careers fairs and universities
  • Talks on raising aspiration led by professionals in leading industries
  • Invaluable work experience in Year 10
  • Online assessments to ascertain career suitability
  • Access to information on university and apprenticeship opportunities
  • Practice interviews to support with starting career journeys
  • Awareness of employability skills and how to reach them through involvement in extra-curricular activities
  • Employability workshops lead by a leading professional service company

Government guidance on Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) from the First Joint Report of the Business, Innovation and Skills and Education Committees published on 5th July 2016, identified eight benchmarks of good careers guidance from research undertaken by The Gatsby Foundation.

The Gatsby Benchmarks 

We have used these 8 benchmarks to review and focus our own provision for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance:

(1) A stable careers programme.

(2) Learning from career and labour market information.

(3) Addressing the needs of each student.

(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.

For information on our Careers programme please contact Mr Gunningham at 

Employers and post-16 providers interested in meeting with our pupils please contact Mr Gunningham at the same address. 

Careers Links: