Queensmead School Careers Programme

Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life by:

  • helping them make a successful transition to adulthood through the development of skills, attitudes and abilities that will enable them to be effective in a wide range of adult roles in the 21st century
  • raising aspirations and supporting them to achieve their full potential  
  • empowering them to plan and manage their own futures  
  • encouraging lifelong learning  
  • challenging stereotypes and promoting equality, diversity and social mobility
  • enabling them to sustain employability and achieve personal and economic well being throughout their lives

Careers Lead: Mr A De Angelis

Independent Careers Adviser: Rebecca Howells – Education Development Trust

Rebecca is in school on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesdays to support students from years 8 to 13 with one to one  independent and impartial advice and guidance regarding their future career and further education options.

Appointments can be booked via email, drop in or through form tutor’s/head of year.

Further information and guidance for students and parents / carers can be found using the link below:


The CEIAG programme for each year group is constructed around a range of activities, experiences and resources including:

  • Taught careers on Personal Development Days
  • Assemblies
  • Presentations from external speakers
  • Visits to HE institutions
  • Careers Fair
  • One to one guidance interviews
  • Support with applying to college/university
  • UCAS application assistance
  • Vocational/Careers trips
  • Work experience
  • Extended work placements(as required and on an individual basis)
  • Curriculum links with employers such as teens & toddlers.

The school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils by receiving an annual impact report from EDT regarding the one to one careers appointments.  This includes a feedback survey completed by the students regarding the careers meetings.