Minerva Learning Trust


Careers, Employability and Enterprise

Ecclesfield School provides students, in Years 7 to 11, with impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG), aligned with the eight Gatsby Benchmarks - a framework of excellence.

We encourage all students to actively engage in their careers education and to have high aspirations for their careers. Fundamentally, this takes places through:

  • The Ecclesfield School Curriculum
  • 1-1 Careers Guidance Interviews
  • Third-Party Careers Education Partners: Hepp and HeppSY
  • Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development

Student Entitlement

Students at Ecclesfield School are entitled to careers education that is known and understood by students, parents and teachers:

  • A careers programme that motivates, inspires and empowers future planning
  • Clear information, advice, and guidance about all the options available
  • A careers programme that helps develop knowledge and skills
  • Opportunities to learn about the world of work
  • Regular support to drive success, with the additional support as needed

To help students make decisions about their future and to learn about the world of work, our Career Programme delivers the provision of:

  • Regular careers information sessions, opportunities for discussion in registration, SMSC lessons and assemblies
  • Information and updates through registration, assemblies and email
  • Additional careers information through guest speakers, mock interviews, workshops and mentoring
  • Specialised careers support where relevant (e.g. SEND)
  • Access to the careers adviser for support – which may be an individual guidance meeting, in drop-in sessions, careers days or other activities
  • Careers research through web-based platforms (JED and Unifrog)
  • Careers engagement with employment and higher/further educations providers
  • Support for Year 9 students, as they make their GCSE Options choices
  • Support for Year 11 students, as they make their Post 16 choices


Working together, to make a difference

We promote parental involvement in the process of empowering students to develop the academic, social and employability skills, needed for lifelong success.

We use Microsoft TEAMs, to provide our careers education materials, by year group. Everything that students, parents/carers need, for that year, can be found in one central area. We might also use TEAMs to set assignments or run virtual workshops.

When required, we will write to you to keep you updated on activities. But, don’t forget to follow Ecclesfield School on Facebook and/or Twitter, from other opportunities.

Work Experience

Work experience is a fantastic opportunity for your child to experience the world of work, start thinking about their unique skills, job preferences and Post 16 pathways. As a school, we’re committed to supporting Year 10 students with the opportunity to gain real-world work insight, first-hand. There are a number of ways we support students to achieve this: guiding students, parents/carers through placement planning; providing related careers education support, to expand their personal development; and partnering with Sheffield City Council regards critical employer checks.

Discover more: https://ecclesfield-school.com/curriculum/WE

Labour Market Information

Labour Market Information (LMI) is information about what is happening in a labour market. LMI tends to focus on the industries that are growing and declining, the types and levels of jobs are increasing and decreasing and what supply of labour is available – numbers, skill and qualification levels.

Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance Policies

If you wish to access the Minerva Trust Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance Policy, please visit our school polices page. Otherwise, please find our Careers related information below.