Careers Advice

“We firmly believe that The Northumberland Church of England Academy is helping to carve out the future direction of career guidance in England.

“The impact of your work is reaching beyond your own school; you are the catalyst for change both across the North East region and the country.”

The Gatsby Foundation


What is Careers Education and Guidance?

The aim of CEG is to help learners find out about the world of work, develop key employability skills and ensure that they take responsibility for planning their own career pathway.

CEG at the Academy takes place within lessons, assemblies and tutor time, as well as through school trips and visiting speakers. Your children will learn how to research different jobs, make decisions at options times and find out what opportunities are open to them once they leave NCEA.

Individual Guidance

Learners on the secondary campus have the opportunity for face to face guidance with Mr Fox, the Careers Adviser, either by asking their tutor or through being referred by a member of staff. In most cases learners from Years 7-9 will speak to Mr Fox at one of the weekly Careers Corner drop- ins held in the library. From Year 10 onwards learners tend to have half hour appointments. All Year 11s who have a meeting with Mr Fox will receive an action plan summarising their plans and identifying their next steps.

Parents and carers of all learners can request an after-school appointment by ringing 01670 816111 and leaving their contact details for Mr Fox.

Learners with Special Needs

Learners with special needs will receive support from Northumberland County Council. A Local Authority adviser is attached to the Academy and will be invited to annual reviews when learners requiring an Education Health Care plan reach Year 11.

To find out more about how NCC can help your child contact Mrs A Jackson on 01670 816111.

The National Careers Service

This is a free service for both young people and adults. Young people aged 13 and over can use the service to find information about jobs and courses, as well as requesting 1:1 support from a qualified Adviser by ringing the helpline, emailing, texting or requesting a webchat. Call 0800 100 900 or log on to the National Careers Service

Other useful sites containing careers information include: – an interactive and fun site displaying a number of illustrated career worlds – a range of career videos and articles covering most careers topics – the National Apprenticeship Service website

Investor in Careers Quality Award

NCEA was awarded the IiC quality award in Careers Education and Guidance in June 2015. This is a nationally recognised award that demonstrates a school is meeting the highest of standards in preparing its learners for the world of work. The Academy is one of only aInvestor in careers handful of schools in the North East to have achieved a quality award in careers and it is valid until 2018.





Other useful guides and information

Our Annual Careers Plan 2015-16

Parents’ guide to apprenticeships

Parents’ guide to careers guidance

Parents’ guide to school leaver programmes

Parents’ guide to supporting career choices

Guidance for the individual learner

NCEA Careers Policy