Careers Guidance

National Careers Week 2024

Promoting careers guidance across the UK.

Using quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to link education with the world of employment to ensure students get an important insight to the future of work and further learning.

Careers Programme

Weatherhead has a dedicated team committed to helping students with their career choices – be that Higher Education, Further Education, or Careers Guidance. The careers programme supports students right across school from Years 7-13.

For students in Years 9, 11 and Sixth Form, making informed choices about their futures in relation to GCSE Options or post 16 study, 1:1 interviews are scheduled.  Year 12 students are encouraged to complete work experience and volunteering as part of their enrichment programme and further opportunities are provided for longer placements. Weatherhead Sixth Form benefits greatly from the dedicated support for students making successful choices for Higher Education and Careers.

Careers Programme, Policy and Provider Access

Students, parents and carers, teachers and employers can access a summary of Weatherhead’s careers programme for each year group here. Our careers programme roadmap includes the key careers events and experiences that take place as well as the milestones and learning outcomes.

Employers can also view our Provider Access Policy Statement to request to come into the school to deliver careers related events/workshops and Weatherhead will endeavour to organise any requests received. For further information about Weatherhead’s careers programme, please contact us.

Meet the Team

Our Careers Lead, Mrs Walshaw, and MPloy Careers Advisor, Mr Ridgway, are both available for drop-in careers sessions for students on Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes, 12.45pm – 1.15pm in the Careers Hub (next to the PE office on the bottom corridor).

Careers Newsletter

Bringing you up-to-date with Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at Weatherhead.

Gatsby Benchmarks

In line with the Government’s Career Strategy (October 2018), Weatherhead High School has adopted The Gatsby Benchmarks for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance to provide a world class careers programme that will help our young people choose the career that is right for them.

Please click on each benchmark for more information about what we offer at Weatherhead. Gatsby Benchmark 2, Career and Labour Market Information is updated frequently for student and parent use. Our careers pages are updated throughout the academic year and will be reviewed, in line with the Careers Policy renewal, in the Summer Term 2023.


Enrichment is another area that the Future Choices programme supports at Weatherhead.  The school enjoys extensive links with businesses and enterprise partners, a wide range of community organisations across charities, cultural, creative and volunteering sectors, as well as professional bodies. Through these contacts we can offer a full range of enrichment opportunities, work experiences, volunteering placements, mentoring and extra curricular activities.

These all serve to enhance the prospects for our students making Higher Education or Career applications, or simply developing work related and life long learning skills.


Weatherhead’s Leadership specialism further strengthens the Enrichment Programme by offering leadership skills training and qualifications across the diverse range of interests and activities promoted through the Enrichment programme. This is a quite unique feature to Weatherhead and of great value to students.

Contact the Future Choices Team

Assistant Headteacher, Achievement and Aspiration:
Mrs Kaloumenos

Careers Lead:
Mrs Walshaw

Careers Advisor, MPloy:
Mr Ridgway


0151 631 4400


[email protected]