“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11


Careers guidance at AHS integrates impartial advice with a full programme of careers education, embedded in each department area.  It allows students to develop their skills and understanding necessary to make positive and informed decisions about their future pathways. Our careers education programme fully meets statutory guidance set out in the 2023 DfE guidance.

Aims of the Careers Education programme at Archbishop Holgate’s School:

  • Encourage aspiration, ambition and positive choices, Enable students to develop their self- confidence and recognise the value of their own skills and abilities
  • Equip our students with the knowledge and skills to evaluate their own performance, review and evaluate to make informed decisions and manage the transition periods at KS4 and KS5 effectively and positively, ensuring that students are informed about the specific opportunities available locally
  • Ensure that all students, careers and parents are aware of the opportunities open to our young people, raising aspiration and continuing to develop our school’s culture of excellence in everything we do
  • Allow all students the chance to access impartial careers guidance, so that they can make the best choices possible for their futures, from a fully informed position
  • Encourage students to investigate careers opportunities locally and nationally, with direct experience of the world of work at key stages 4 and 5. Support students in reviewing their experience, implementing aspirational career plans that meet their needs and individual aims and abilities
  • Fully comply with the Gatsby Benchmarks:
    1. A stable careers programme
    2. Learning from career and labour market information
    3. Addressing the needs of each student
    4. Linking the curriculum to careers
    5. Encounters with employers and employees
    6. Experience of work placements
    7. Encounters with further and higher education
    8. Personal guidance