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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.


We aim to provide the highest quality careers education, independent advice and guidance possible to raise the aspirations of our students and ensure they reach their full potential.

We help students to

  • Finding out about careers and the world of work

  • Developing employability skills

  • Take responsibility for planning their own career pathway

This is delivered in a variety of ways, including

  • PSHE lessons 

  • Assemblies

  • Visits to and from employers, colleges and universities

  • Inspirational speakers for schools

  • Virtual Work Experience

  • One-to-one career interviews

  • Activities are delivered within curriculum areas.

  • Visits to workplaces and encounters with employers 

  • Enterprise Advisor

Parent Podcast:

 The Parents Perspective Podcast

Part-time work is a great way to build your CV, gain valuable experience and earn some money.

There are strict rules about the hours young people can work and the types of work they can do. These rules exist to protect them and stop employers asking them to do too much. Sunderland Council are responsible for enforcing the Child Employment laws within our area. The employer of any school-age child is required to apply for a work permit before the child starts work. For the most recent rules, Click here Our Careers Lead Kelly Oakland, is available throughout the year to support pupils in all year groups. All students will have an individual guidance meeting in year 10 or 11 and all pupils in year 9 will be supported in making informed choices about their GCSE preferences. 

YEAR 9 - Additional information regarding GCSE Preferences:

Bright Knowledge

Careerpilot GSCE - Students

Careerpilot - Parent Zone

iCould Choosing your GCSE'S


Cascaid Parents Guide

What can you do at home?

It is never too early to start talking about future choices with your child, and we are here to help. If you haven’t downloaded the SIMS Parent App, please do so ASAP.  We have dedicated careers pages where we regularly post careers information relevant to your child. We have also recently started an Instagram page which we update regularly. Please follow us on Instagram at washingtonacademy_careers.


Contact details: 0191 580 4956 or by email:

We welcome feedback from parents and carers, and we use it to improve our career offer. 

If you would like to give feedback or make suggestions, please email me at,