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Careers Advice and Guidance

‘We, the staff and governors, aspire to fulfil our student’s entitlement to work by creating real employment opportunities to enable all to reach their full potential.’

The school careers plan sets out how the school intends to provide a fit for purpose careers programme with the available resources which will provide our students with the knowledge, inspiration and ability to take ownership of their own career action plans which will enable them to succeed in their chosen career paths.

All young people need a planned programme of activities throughout their school years to equip them to make choices that are right for them and to prepare them for adulthood and the ‘world of work.’

At Catcote Academy and Sixth Form we aim to equip our students with the knowledge, skills and attributes to achieve their full potential in learning and work.  It is important that students are enabled to make informed decisions about post 16 routes and the relevant pathways to support their longer term plans. We have a planned programme in Keystage 3, Keystage 4 and Keystage 5 and work to the Gatsby Benchmarks and the Careers Statutory Guidance January 2018.

We provide a bespoke and tailored careers programme to our students and give impartial information, advice and guidance.  We have professionally qualified careers staff based in school to support students from years 7 to 14.

Our named Careers Leader is: –

Jackie McGarry


Telephone Number 01429 236551

Up and Coming Careers Events


Key Stage 3 Careers Provision Map

Key Stage 4 Careers Provision Map

Key Stage 5 Careers Provision Map

Careers Policy

Catcote Careers Strategy

Provider Access Policy

Labour Market Information

Careers Activities

WorkSkills UK

Students from Catcote Academy, Official New College Durham, and The Oaks Secondary School all competed…

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Inspire 2 Learn Visit

Students from our 6th Form went to Inspire 2 Learn in Middlesbrough to take part…

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Identifying Skills and Qualities - Link 1, 3 & 4

Link 1,3 and 4 have taken part in an 8-week project led by NYBEP and…

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Cleaning Our Environment

S2 were inspired by the eco project presented by J&B recycling and environmental artists, Diane…

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Careers @ Hartlepool - The Big Event 2019

If you are leaving school next summer or are not currently in education, employment or…

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World Skill Catering Competition Winners

Today, winners of regional Inclusive Skills WorldSkills UK competitions from Catcote Sixth Form visited East Durham College, Peterlee…

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Inclusive Skills Catering competition

Students from Catcote Academy, Official New College Durham and The Oaks Secondary School all competed in a WorldSkills UK,…

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Inspire 2 Learn

Students from our 6th Form went to Inspire 2 Learn in Middlesbrough today to take part in…

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Womens International Day

8th March 2019, a group of students from Catcote Sixth Form, were asked to present…

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Inclusive Skills Competition

Today, six of our Sixth Form students competed in a 'Healthy Eating' WorldSkills UK Inclusive Skills competition…

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National Careers Week - Mock Interviews

Sixth Formers take part in Mock Interviews! As part of National Careers Week, Students from…

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6th Form Student - first day at work placement

Abbie really enjoyed her first day on her work placement at the extra mile shop which is…

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Walking Football

Walking Football Coaching Hartlepool Borough Council Sports Development Department

Brandon and James volunteer at Brierton Sports Centre, through Hartlepool Borough Council’s Sports Development Volunteering…

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Community partnership – Kirkley Lodge Care Home Lindisfarne Care Home

Students from Catcote 6th Form have recently had a visit to Kirkley Lodge residential care…

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