Careers Education Information Advice Guidance (CEIAG) in Beacon Hill takes a graduated approach through the key stages with some common features such as the annual EHIC plan. Careers and Work Related Learning is designed to increase the experiences, independence and confidence of the children and young people.

Our Careers Leader is Amanda Bromilow

You can contact her at school on 0191 6433000

Or email him at

Our Careers Programme is:

In each of the key stages the number and complexity of experiences increases to develop their preparation for adulthood. All experiences are differentiated to meet individual needs

Key stage 1

  • Looking after your belongings
  • Experience travel training
  • Out in the community.

Key stage 2

  • Taking responsibility for belongings
  • Understanding your timetable
  • Experience travel training
  • Experience road crossings
  • Family jobs/hobbies day

Key stage 3

  • Taking responsibility for belongings
  • Understanding your timetable
  • Time management
  • Experience travel training
  • Using road crossings
  • What you need to independently travel
  • Community day project within school
  • Beacon Café taster session
  • Works skills session round robin

Key stage 4

  • Work related learning classroom chores
  • Time management/organising yourself
  • Using crossings safely
  • Using public transport
  • Planning a simple journey
  • Using a mobile phone effectively
  • Living skills 2 day project e.g. decorating a room.
  • Beacon Cafe
  • Works skills day round robin
  • Completing Application forms
  • Life path map

Key stage 5

  • Time Management
  • Independent travel training
  • Planning a simple journey
  • Using different modes of transport
  • Using a mobile phone effectively
  • Weekly Independent Living skills day at Beacon Towers
  • Community project (1-5 days) at school
  • 5 day works experience placement Year 13

5 day works experience placement Year 14

  • Works skills day round robin
  • External Providers fayre
  • AQA unit Exploring Careers one day project
  • Completing application forms
  • Careers interview
Pupils, Parents, teachers and employers  can access information about the young person’s careers programme through their EHC reports, Curriculum matrix on the website, timetables, coffee morning in Sixth form with the Connexions team. Careers Fayre at The Parks through the Learning Trust

Our careers policy can be found here

The Baker Clause was introduced within the Technical and Further Education Act 2017, which states that schools must allow colleges and training providers access to every student in years 8 – 13 to discuss non-academic routes that are available to them. It is expected that by doing so this will help address the UK’s productivity challenges and address skills shortages across sectors of the economy. We have links with Connexions  who provide impartial information, advice, guidance and support for 13 -19 year olds to help parents and families explore choices both educationally, work based or social care packages as our students transition to adult life.
Published information on Careers will be reviewed Monday 14th November 2022