Studies show that parents and carers are the biggest influencer on their child’s career decisions. This could be quite a daunting prospect, but we are here to help. We want to offer parents as much support as possible when it comes to your child’s career pathway and post 16 choice. We will publish regular parent support guides on social media and if you have any questions about post 16 destinations, entry requirements and careers in different subjects, please do not hesitate to contact our career lead Kate Winder ([email protected]).

Careers Advice – All of our Year 11 students are given a careers guidance interview with our Connexions service. If you would like to attend the appointment, or wish to speak to our careers advisors Connexions about a question to have relating to your own employment status, please email [email protected].

LMI (Labour Market Information) – In order for your child to make informed decisions about their future career, it is important to be aware of LMI. LMI relates to information regarding the various growth industries in our region. We provide LMI information in assemblies, lessons and events in order for pupils to get a better awareness of where the opportunities might be once they leave education.

The four largest growth sectors in the North East are:

To find out more about LMI visit the following website

Year 11 – If your child is in Year 11, they need to begin researching, exploring and eventually deciding on what they will do after they leave John Spence. This leaflet briefly outlines the options.

Useful links:

Career and Job information:

Local College and Sixth forms:

Queen Alexandra Sixth Form –
Tynemet College –
South Shields Marine School –
Newcastle Sixth Form –
Newcastle College –
Connexions –
Kirkley Hall –

Apprenticeships information:

Guide to apprenticeships