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Vicky Addis is an All Together Guidance Professional working with Stradbroke High School to provide our students with independent and impartial careers guidance. The school is working in partnership with All Together, a matrix accredited Careers Education Company specialising in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) services, to benefit all our students on their journey to an active and meaningful working life. This includes working closely with employers and providers to ensure that students are well informed about the local job market, different progression routes into further and higher education, including technical education and apprenticeships. CEIAG is integrated into our students’ experience of the whole curriculum, promoting equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion, with the students’ best interests at the heart of all that we do.
Vicky is in school every Wednesday, helping students to explore the range of opportunities available to them. Working across years 8 – 11, Vicky provides bespoke support and programmes to prepare students at different transition points, including GCSE options and moving beyond year 11. Vicky has excellent links with business, further education and higher education providers. Delivering excellent CEIAG is a priority throughout the school, believing that every student can reach their potential. Vicky welcomes any questions from parents and carers, and regularly attends parents’ evenings. Please contact Vicky at Stradbroke high School if you would like any further information or advice.

Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance are all embedded into the curriculum throughout the school and delivered by most members of staff.

There is an element of career’s education written into the PSHE Schemes of Work.

In the lower school this is partly the development of Teamwork, Problem solving, Leadership, Presentation  - all key aspects of employability.


In Year 9, a more structured approach is included in the programme  in preparation for the Option process, which for many is the first stage of a career decision.

Specifically they are:

a)      given a sequence of Assemblies  - about the possible routes forward

b)      given specific information about the Apprenticeship opportunities in Assembly and via booklets/leaflets

c)       given a booklet ‘Getting Started’, which outlines all of the routes forward

d)      given information about web sites that do all of the above and more

e)      Introduced to websites which have large banks of easily accessible resources that allow pupils to browse independently

f)       An Options Evening is arranged so that parents and carers are involved in the decision making process

g)      All pupils are interviewed before making their final option decisions to make sure that they are appropriate and aspirational


In Year 10 and 11, specific sessions are planned to give more detailed information about the pupils career options, usually via PSHE sessions but also in Assemblies and Tutor time.

Every student is interviewed by Mrs Baldwin on a one to one basis initially in year 10, then followed up at least twice in yr 11

They are also encouraged to visit the local sixth forms on their taster days – mainly Thomas Mills and Hartismere.

Trips are regularly arranged to other institutions ie Cambridge University, Essex University, UCS. Even though this is early for university application we believe that those considering higher education should ’aim high’ even if a university education is not part of the family background.

Bespoke visits to Otley College and Suffolk New College are arranged (and any other college required) to enable students to see first hand the courses and the different  methods of teaching and learning employed at an FE College.



Currently Work Experience  takes place during the last week of the summer term in Year 10. This week is chosen because to avoid all exams and is the least disruptive to their studies.

Pupils are assisted in finding their own placements. Once the placement is secured the paperwork is completed by SHS staff.

The school prides itself with the care taken to find each pupil a meaningful placement and although this cannot be seen as a career decision it can certainly help clarify the pupil’s ideas about future career paths.


All year 11 pupils are allocated a one-to-one mentor. Their role is to act as a sounding board and an extra place for advice about studies and career choices.

Some Useful links:

Ideas for my Future

Information about Apprenticeships

Looking to the Future

Information for parents

Information for Young People in Suffolk

U Explore Careers Support Package

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