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Somervale School

Careers Education, Information and Guidance


Careers education and guidance at Somervale School enables all students to have high aspirations through supported and informed decision making about their futures. The clear guidance programme is vitally important in ensuring that students are successful, make positive contributions to society and feel fulfilled in their working lives.

Somervale School has a comprehensive and inclusive careers programme, giving opportunities for all students to encounter a variety of experiences.

This is delivered through:

  • Assemblies

  • Visiting employers

  • STEM experiences

  • Educational visits

  • Curriculum linked career presentation

  • Vocational learning

  • Tutor mentoring

  • Individual meetings with independent careers advisor in Year 11

  • Alumni presentations

  • SLT support through the options process in Year 9

  • PSHCE lessons

  • Use of tutor times to investigate potential careers pathways

  • Writing a CV

  • Collation of records of achievement

At Somervale School we assess the impact of the careers programme through student voice questionnaires, parental feedback and progress data at the end of Key Stage Four.

Destinations for students post Year 11 are monitored, collated and updated regularly. NEET figures are consistently extremely low and below the national average.

Post-16, students attend one of the following:

  • MSN Sixth Form

  • Bath College (both City Centre and Somer Valley campuses, dependent on course)

  • Apprenticeships

  • Chippenham College

  • Hartpury College

  • Lackham College

  • Other local Sixth Forms

​Review date November 2019

Ros Windsor is the Independent Careers Adviser for Somervale, Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form.

She is available in Somervale School on Tuesdays and Norton Hill School on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

If anyone: pupil, parent, teacher has any questions, please contact her via rwindsor@nortonhillschool.com or 07980872120


Careerpilot is an award winning careers information website where you can research amongst other things:

  • Your choices at 14, 16 and 18

  • Information about different job sectors and up to date labour market information

  • Signposts to other recommended websites

  • Parentzone to provide support for parents


Careers Resources

No idea what you want to do?

Don’t feel like you are the only person who doesn’t have a clue what you want to do. Proof of this is in the number of quizzes and assessments designed to help you generate ideas. Here are some of the best: