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Samuel Laycock School

Careers Education


Head of Career’s – Mr A Cox

Careers Governor (Chair) – Ms C Wright

The Curriculum

At Samuel Laycock we offer a Careers Programme that is cross curricular. This includes Preparation for Adulthood, CV building, interview techniques, application support and Post 16 advice.


Enrichment within Careers is all the additional opportunities, the ‘extras’ Samuel Laycock has to offer. Visiting places of employment, mock interviews, visits to colleges, work experience, world of work, Industry day, team building and many more.

Work Experience

As part of our ‘Options ‘curriculum we offer a ‘Pathway to Independence’ programme, this includes work experience and experiencing the world of work.

Career Advice from Positive Steps

Our Career Adviser is in school every week and offers advice to parents and pupils around their Post 16 options.

Contact: Paula Courchene 07341 560 874

We are a named school with ‘Career Connect’, a programme to deliver a NEET and prevention of NEET project for year 11.

College Day Release

A number of pupils are offered a ‘day release’ option at Tameside College, studying a vocational course of their choice and achieving a qualification at the end of the year.

Work related overview 2018/2019


Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

Year 7

After school clubs to develop a range of character attributes – resilience and grit,  which underpin success in education and employment.

Money Matters

Year 8/9

Careers open evening – Independent careers guidance

Enterprise skills and challenging Career stereotypes/careers and future aspirations

Team skills – Education Business Partnership – Local Employers/training providers/College

Year 10

Careers Open Evening – Independent careers guidance – All about me.

Interview techniques

Skills Northwest – Independent careers advice – to motivate and interest – develop high aspirations.

EBP Interviews – links with the wider community.

Tameside careers day – includes local employers and training providers.

Year 11

Career open evening – independent careers/ guidance/ positive steps interviews/ reviews identify future needs and support/ college open day/ catering for Industry day.

Skills Northwest – independent careers advice – develop high aspirations.

Transition to Post 16. Employability skills morning.

Vocational Options – Pathway to Independence.