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                                                 Welcome to NLS Careers - The Flightpath to the Future.                                                                                                     


Our vision is to provide students with inspirational, diverse and dynamic experiences of the full range of education and training opportunities, and to develop the qualities, standards and skills they will need to make successful decisions about the flightpath to their future, so that all students have a positive destination, and successful careers.


North Leamington School is committed to the delivery of high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) to ensure our young people are empowered to make informed decisions and can access jobs that suit their talents and aspirations. We put the government’s statutory guidance on careers guidance and access for education and training providers to schools at the very heart of our provision to increase social mobility by opening students’ eyes to careers they may not have considered.

IAG: Our impartial information, advice and guidance (IAG) is out-sourced through a local careers company Careers Seekers Direct, CSD. CSD has achieved the Matrix Standard (Department for Education's standard for ensuring the delivery of high-quality information, advice and guidance.) In 2021, CSD were also awarded an initial Licence by the Quality in Careers Consortium to assess and accredit schools for the national Quality in Careers Standard. NLS is currently committed to working collaboratively with CSD to achieve this award. 

Careers Curriculum: Promoting a careers culture throughout the school is an essential part of the ethos of our school and aims to support the understanding, skills and experiences that our students need to make progress and succeed in learning and the world of work.
The curriculum and experiences are designed to inform, build aspiration, and inspire students.
Key to this experience is the integration of careers within subject curricula so that we can reflect its centrality to students’ future prospects.

More detailed information about the Careers Curriculum Learning Journey can be found here

Provider Access: We strive to forge links with local education, training and employment providers so that students learn from employer/employee experiences, recruitment processes, are exposed to a range of employment jobs in different sectors and learn about the variety of different qualifications that can help them on the flightpath to their future.

Currently we have over 40 local establishments who support around 15 annual internal school events across Y7-Y13. There are also a range of additional external opportunities.



Sarah Barley-Morey

Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for leading the careers provision to ensure that the student entitlement is met, and that North Leamington School delivers an outstanding careers provision for all students.

Sarah has 30 years of teaching and curriculum development, with over a decade in pastoral and senior leadership and has been with NLS for over 26 years.

She is currently in the process of undertaking a Level 6 Careers Leader qualification with the CDI (Careers Development Institute – the UK’s professional body for all aspects of career development, supporting our members to work to the highest standards and championing the profession.)

Sharon O’Donnell

Careers Coordinator with responsibility for securing high quality, impartial IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance) with 1:1 bespoke follow up support, as well as events management of internal and external experiences and events.

Sharon has worked in the financial sector, the NHS and within North Leamington's IEN department and is passionate about helping students understand their strengths, weaknesses and interests, and providing them with a clearer picture of the career paths available and how to access them.


Appointments for Careers Advice can be made through Careers Office C043, via email or by telephone 01926 338711 Ext 8429

We have two Assistant Senior Student Leaders (Year 13) who work closely with Ms Barley-Morey and the Careers Coordinator to support careers activities throughout the academic year on a whole school level (e.g. careers days visits, alumni communication). They also support Careers Leaders in younger year groups (Year 10).

Thank you to those who have supported our students in our careers activities.

Our students benefit from meeting and talking to employers and Further and Higher Education providers at our Careers Fairs and year specific careers events, having a mock interview in Year 11, preparation for Oxbridge and University Interviews in Year 13 in and from work experience placements .

If you would like to support us in expanding our students knowledge and  understand of careers and the world of work at our events, or if you could provide a work experience placement for one of our Year 10 or Year 12 students, please do get in touch

We also welcome support with mentoring and building aspiration.

Our main events are:

October Post 18 Careers Event - Year 12 & 13
November  Oxbridge and University Interviews - Year 13
December Mock Interviews - Year 11
January World of Work Event - Year 10 & 11
June Work Experience - Year 10  

Work Experience -Year 12
Careers Fair Years - 7 to 9

Throughout the Year 

Post-16 Events - Year 7, 8 & 9
World of Work Events - Year 7, 8 & 9

We very much value the support from all we currently work with