Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Careers Lead: Mary Houlton (

At Longbenton High School, we are committed to providing each and every one of our students with a broad and engaging programme of Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG). We understand how important Careers education and guidance is to our young people.  We provide opportunities for our students to meet employers, understand the wide range of choices available to them beyond their education at Longbenton High School and aim to help our students develop the skills and confidence in order to fulfil their ambitions.

Our Vision

As a school, we are working towards achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks; in order to ensure we fulfil each element of CEIAG effectively and cater for the needs of all of our pupils on a personalised basis. Our aim is to integrate CEIAG into the whole curriculum from Music to Maths, whilst also providing education on career pathways, offering pupils a chance to meet employers and facilitating opportunities for students to explore the world of work.

Longbenton High School CEIAG Programme 2018-19

Features of the programme that students can expect to enjoy within their Careers Education programme include –

  • Careers Speed Dating
  • Work Experience
  • Mock Interviews with employers/training providers
  • Engagement with local colleges and apprenticeship providers
  • Links with local universities including visits out to universities
  • Independent guidance from Connexions

Independent Careers Guidance

Our CEIAG programme includes the use of the Connexions service for students in year 9 and above.  Connexions are a careers guidance company that we use as a school to help provide students with impartial advice (Gatsby Benchmark 8) on progression routes via one to one and small group sessions. 

 CEIAG Across the Curriculum

A crucial aspect of a successful Careers education is the linking of the whole school curriculum to Careers and future aspirations for students.  We are currently working towards embedding this across the school (Gatsby Benchmark 4).


We have developed a strong employer network, in particular via our year 10 work experience programme.  In addition, we regularly invite employers to engage with our pupils across all year groups through our assembly programme, careers events and work place visits.  It is essential that we continue to facilitate meaningful opportunities for students to explore the world of work regularly. If you would like to join our employer contact list please contact our careers lead (

Parents and Carers

You can support your child in this area of our curriculum by exploring the wealth of information available on the internet, as well as by engaging in careers events with school when applicable.

Please see the list of useful websites which explore careers, apprenticeships and skills building sites.