Careers Information

Our Mission

At Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy we strive to build a loving community with Christ at its centre; develop potential to the full and strive for excellence; work and play in harmony; and treat each other with dignity and justice.

How does this feed into your child’s next steps? 

Our Careers Statement

We will work to guide and support every student towards success and opportunity.

We will provide students with a strong education that is complimented by robust careers information and quality workplace experiences designed to help them transition towards their goals. We will endeavour to make clear links between curriculum content and real-life application.

‘Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.’ – Proverbs 24: 27

What we are offering

Contact Us

Please complete the form below as we would love to hear from you if you are:

  • a former student who would be interested in talking to students about careers.
  • a local employer who would like to offer work experience opportunities or would be interested in being involved in careers events at school.
  • a parent who would like to leave feedback about our careers programme

Careers education is linked to every subject department and are an intrinsic part of the work we do to inspire and motivate students to achieve their very best.  In addition to encouraging students to think about and plan their future pathways, CEIAG (careers education, information, advice and guidance) provides an invaluable opportunity for us to motivate and inspire our young people to really fulfil their potential, it is for this reason that CEIAG is embedded within every key stage, across every subject.  As a learning community, we are fully committed to providing the students in our care with the very best educational opportunities, helping guide them to make the best choices with regards to their personal, social and educational development.

All year groups will meet with employers and other outside agencies to gain independent and impartial advice about the options which are best suited to them as individuals. As part of Careers Advice, Guidance and Development, all students receive high quality impartial careers guidance, which help them to make informed choices about which courses suit their academic needs and aspirations.

Monitoring, Review and Evaluation

The success of CEIAG at Saint Benedict’s Catholic Voluntary Academy is monitored and evaluated regularly by the Careers Advisor – Lydia Gretton, the Acting Careers Lead – Kerri Delaney, and the Senior Leader Link Line Manager for Careers – Natalie Robinson.

The following sources are used to assess the impact of the careers programme and to help identify areas for improvement:

  • Destinations Data
  • Feedback of career events
  • Responses to student, staff and parent/carer surveys
  • Termly review of the school’s adherence to the Gatsby Benchmarks through Compass+, an online self-evaluation tool for schools
  • Unifrog, an online platform used to collate, track, and monitor pupils’ engagement with UCAS, external providers, careers related experiences, and interactions with educational providers

The Careers Team

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, using the contact email addresses below.

Kerri Delaney – Acting Careers Lead –

Natalie Robinson – Assistant Head –

Lydia Gretton – Careers Advisor –

Sixth Form Careers Team

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, using the contact email addresses below.

Maria Peden – Head of Sixth Form

Tracey Burrell – UCAS

Susan Sandars – Work Experience