Our Careers Programme


Careers Leader: Mrs Denise Seward ( dseward@stbarts.co.uk )

Our Careers Programme and Events

Please take a look at our infographic, which gives an overview of our Careers Education Programme for students, parents/carers, and employers. The Careers Education Programme is delivered through PSHE lessons, assemblies and a portfolio of careers events. We work with a number of supporting organisations on a regular basis such as the Education Business Partnership West Berkshire, Adviza, The Careers and Enterprise Company, STEM, Young Enterprise and pathwayctm.com.  The school is also a very active member of the West Berkshire Careers Network. 

In November we hold an Interview Skills Day for Year 11 and a KS3 Careers Fair. We aim to inspire current students by encouraging alumni to share their further education and career experiences since leaving school, if you are a former student who would be happy to be part of the programme, please keep in touch by joining St Bart’s Alumni.

The Department for Education released guidance in January 2018 and based on this we are working to ensure we meet all 8 of the Gatsby Benchmarks.  



Our Careers Advisor

We are very fortunate to have Level 6 qualified careers Advisor at the school who is provided as part of our contract with Adviza. If your son or daughter requires a priority appointment with Mrs Amanda Gill, the careers advisor requests can be made via email to Mrs Denise Seward, dseward@stbarts.co.uk.

Mrs Gill also attends parents’ information evenings so an informal appointment can be conducted at these times as well as arranging a formal appointment during the school day. Appointments are held in the careers office which is situated in the corridor as you enter school through the main student entrance between the Wormestall and Patterson blocks.

Our Careers Library

Student’s have access to our Careers Library which is situated within the main school library, from there students can browse brochures, booklets and leaflets or use the IT facilities to clarify ideas, view and print information, or work on their CV.

Are you…
• Unsure what subjects or courses to take in Year 10?
• Puzzled about options at 16+ 17+ or 18+?
• Keen to find out about the best course or career for you?
• Considering a gap year?

Alternatively, students and parents/carers can also visit St Bart’s bespoke online career library Careercompanion which is an independent and impartial gateway to careers information on the internet. The online library contains job and training information; course information, information about student finance, taking a year out, voluntary work and a lot more.

Our Careers Data & Policies

Click here to find out more about Student Destinations
Click here for Careers Education & Guidance Policy
Click here for Careers Provider Access Policy