Careers Team


Mrs K Oakland

0191 580 4956



Mrs C Lilley


Careers education and guidance programmes make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. A planned progressive programme of activities supports them in choosing 14–19 pathways that suit their interests and abilities and help them to follow a career path and sustain employment throughout their working lives.

Here at Washington Academy we strive towards:

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance

As part of student entitlement, careers education, information, advice and guidance is embedded across our curriculum, this involves guidance on labour market information, trends, decision making & choices, employability, curriculum vitae support, application form support, support with interviews and research techniques including career planning, and self-awareness questionnaires.

We also provide independent and impartial careers advice and guidance to all our Year 8, 9 10 and 11 pupils on an individual basis where students have the opportunity to discuss post 16 options for further education, work based routes or employment.  Students also visit colleges, sixth forms and other training providers during school year 10. We run our careers programme regularly through tutor time for years 7-10. There are also visits to universities and higher education fairs from year 7 onwards.

Our Year 10 students will be having a busy half term focusing on careers, their newsletter can be viewed here: HT6

Tutor time programme

Year 7
Think about future path and personal strengths. University visits.
Year 8
Explore college and 6th form choices.
Year 9
Explore university life.
Year 10
Follow building my skills programme which focus on employability skills.
Year 11
Focus on post 16 applications and refining their employability skills.


Careers Events Calendar