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The aim of the school is to provide our students with information, advice and guidance on the full range of opportunities available to them as they progress through their education. Through PSHCE lessons, our STEP tutorial programme, dedicated non-timetable days and a diverse range of extra-curricular opportunities, students will have the capacity to explore their future ambitions. We intend to achieve all the demands of the ‘Gatsby benchmarks’, including enhancing student encounters with workplace employers, to deliver an excellent programme to support the aspirations of our young people.


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Key Information

The school uses the Gatsby benchmarks as the basis of our CEIAG provision. To find out more about the benchmarks go to Gatsby Good Career Guidance

The careers programme is designed to provide a coherent platform for students to explore their aspirations. Click here for the overview.

Students can access further support by visiting our Careers team located in the FrAmbition room on A block corridor.  Parents/carers and employers can find out further information by contacting the lead in Careers in school who is Mr Fran Ward, Assistant Headteacher by emailing Mr Ward or by phoning 01913866628.

Our aim is to raise the aspirations of our students and provide them with the knowledge and skills to develop their own career paths.  Our success in achieving this aim is measured by student voice, employer feedback (including our Enterprise Adviser) and the destination data we collate in school.

The careers programme is reviewed on an annual basis in consultation with students, tutors and our linked Governor and Enterprise Adviser with the intention of enhancing our provision year upon year.

For more information regarding the Sixth Form experience go to the Sixth Form page.

Please click here to read our Careers Access Policy.


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Amanda is Chair of the Excel Academy Trust Board. Amanda became a parent governor in 2009 and has enjoyed several responsibilities across this time including being Chair of the Achievement and Standards committee, a member of the Excel Academy Audit committee, and most recently has been appointed as a Member of the Excel Academy Partnership. Her career started out with the Halifax Building Society where she worked as a mortgage advisor for 20 years, before entering the political arena. Amanda is a County Councillor for Durham County Council, representing Framwellgate and Newton Hall ward. Amanda was formerly a student at Framwellgate School Durham, where she met her husband and many other friends, as well as taking on the responsibility of being Deputy Head Girl. Amanda is passionate about the school and local area and is actively involved in the school at every opportunity.

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