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Careers Information Advice and Guidance to Support Choosing Options

North Leamington School is committed to offering all students independent and impartial Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG.)

Careers Support Available

Careers Advice at NLS

Mrs Sharon O’Donnell is our Careers Coordinator.

Mrs Sarah Barley-Morey, Assistant Headteacher, is the Careers Lead.

Careers Advisor – Impartial information, advice and guidance is provided by a Level 6 Qualified Careers Advisor through Careers Seekers Direct.

Mrs O’Donnell is available for careers interviews with all students throughout their learning journey from Year 7-13.

However, should students require further support with respect to their option choices they can request an interview with either Mrs O’Donnell or the Careers Advisor and where possible we will try to accommodate.

Mrs O’Donnell can be contacted on:

Grofar is a Careers Service Platform NLS uses to develop and log the journey students take on their ‘flightpath to your future’ at NLS. This will allow students to log their experiences of careers related events and opportunities, as well as to record the development of employability skills.

Careers Area of the School Website

This has been re-developed to include a section on Future Pathways. This provides a wealth of information about:

  • Careers Quizzes – opportunities to answers questions designed to provide suggestions about possible careers and routes into them.
  • Types of careers – 150 short video clips about real life people and how they came to do their current job.
  • Future Pathways – information on post 16 options and the qualifications needed for them.


The Careerpilot website is a nationally recognised careers platform that provides:

  • Quizzes designed to enable students to identify their work styles and environment preferences and to identify the qualifications they will need to undertake a range of careers they may be interested in that are suggested by the questionnaire.

Other useful websites to look at when choosing GCSE options.