Careers & Guidance

At John Spence, we are committed to providing each student with a coherent and varied programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG). We understand how important Careers education and guidance is to our young people, and provide opportunities for our students to meet employers, understand the wide range of choices available to them after John Spence, and to develop the skills and confidence to fulfil their ambitions.

Our dedicated Careers Lead for the School is Ms Kate Winder, you can contact her via the school office on 0191 296 1432 or via email at [email protected]


Our vision

Our vision is to ensure that every pupil leaves John Spence being ‘Fit for Life’.

Our students need help to make choices and manage transitions: they need good quality careers education, information, advice and guidance. Our CEIAG policy sets out how the school intends to provide a fit for purpose careers programme with the available resources which will provide our students with the knowledge, inspiration and ability to take ownership of their own path. 

The school CEIAG policy is based on the new ‘Careers Strategy’ published by the DfE in December 2018, and will use the Gatsby Benchmarks as a framework for good practice. Careers education does not just mean informing students about their options after school but also how their school career will affect their future. It is our statutory duty to ensure that all pupils receive independent, impartial advice and guidance regarding all options within school and how they will affect their options after school and which careers pathways will become available to them. By helping students with decisions at crucial stages, informing them of all their options and introducing them to the world of work, we aim to prepare them for life after school whichever path they choose.

The information published on this page is updated annually.