Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

New Hall School is working towards implementing all of the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks in line with the Statutory Guidance from the DfE on Careers Guidance and Access for Education and Training Providers (2018). We ensure the Careers Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) provision is the most compliant and best quality. We ensure our students and parents receive the resources and support required along with impartial information, advice and guidance, which enables our students to be in a great position for the future.

New Hall School has a designated Careers Officer, Miss O’Brien, who supports all students in Sixth Form. IAG is available to all students, ensuring they are supported with their progression throughout their time at New Hall. This includes completing the following activities to enhance their research, preparation and decision making:

  • Centigrade Careers Questionnaire (Year 12)
  • Access to PathwayCTM (Year 12 & 13)
  • Attending National Apprenticeship Show, UCAS Exhibition and UK University and Apprenticeship Search Fair (Year 12 & 13)
  • Promotion of optional work experience (Year 12)
  • Access to UNIFROG system (Year 12 & 13)
  • Annual Careers Fair supporting experiences of meeting skilled professional, employers, college, university and apprenticeship representatives (All years)
Drop in Sessions

Open drop in sessions are available throughout the School week. However, it is possible to book a timeslot should this be more appropriate. Students can drop in to discuss anything careers related, including but not limited to:

  • Career choices (this includes support with choosing degree courses, apprenticeships or full-time employment.)
  • CV, cover letter and personal statement writing
  • Work experience support
  • International university application support
  • Support with shortlisting and applying for apprenticeships, jobs and university courses
Additional Resources

Parents can contact Miss O’Brien for information, advice and guidance to help their children make informed and realistic decisions.

Firefly resource pages are regularly updated for students to access, this can be found under Resources > Student > Careers. The Firefly pages include a range of information on work experience opportunities, university open and taster days, careers events, personal statement and CV templates, useful web links and more.

A proportion of careers is covered across PSHEE lessons, during these lessons various research activities will be completed to enable students to gain knowledge on areas they will need to research and be prepared for. All of the careers related lessons, resources and activities have been reviewed along with some being carried out by our Careers Officer.

A variety of guest speakers for lessons and assemblies will be arranged throughout the academic year to help Year 12 and 13 prepare for their post-18 options.

The School works very closely with external partners to provide students a wealth of support and information when making decisions in Sixth Form.

Careers Programme and Policy

New Hall has an up to date Careers Programme in place for the Sixth Form students in both Year 12 and 13. Along with a policy outlining our commitment to provide clear and up to date Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG). We will review the Careers Programme and Policy annually to ensure the students receive the best possible and most up to date CEIAG. If you would like to receive a copy of either document, please request this from the Careers Officer.

Contact Details:

General enquiries email:

To book meetings or for more specific queries email:

Useful Links:


National Careers Service



Find an Apprenticeship Service

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