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At St Anne’s we work hard to raise aspirations and to inspire all student groups. We have high expectations for all students and believe that we should present students with the information that they need in order to make the right choices about their future.

We provide a comprehensive careers information and guidance service by ensuring that we promote all pathways that are available to students including vocational training as well as the academic options and the routes that combine both.

We therefore engage with various agencies to ensure that students have information and advice that is current and appropriate for their needs. There are a multitude of opportunities available to young people today and we want to be sure that our young people are fully equipped to make the right choices and that they continue on into their chosen pathway successfully after they leave our care.

We have a number of resources and personnel that help to make up the service that we provide including a comprehensive careers library offering information on further education, higher education, apprenticeships as well as prospectuses from all the sixth form colleges in the local area.

The local authority careers service, also offer targeted support that encourages our students to think about their future and to continue to participate in learning. Our aim is to work in partnership with the staff to ensure that all students achieve their full potential.

Ambition (Careers) Sessions

Every student from Y7 to 11 participates in weekly careers sessions tailored for the needs of those year groups i.e. for Y7 to help with thinking about their own personality and what they can do to help them succeed, for Year 8 to help prepare them to start thinking about the world of work, for Year 9 to help with self-assessment of their own skills prior to choosing their options, in year 10 matching their skills and strengths to careers and Year 11 to build upon their knowledge of careers and the options that are available to them post-16. All activities are interactive and teacher led.

Who To Talk To

Our Careers Manager, Mrs Simmons, who is based in our school Library, is available to offer advice and guidance to all our students. Our independent careers advisors, Mrs Healey and Mr Prendergast, is in school every Monday to provide Year 11and Yr10 students with an individual careers meeting and offers a drop in session for all our students at break and lunch.

If parents have any questions about career paths please do not hesitate to contact either of the above.

Employer Visits

We are working in partnership with Careers and Enterprise company to build up a bank of employers to visit our school who will work with students on particular initiatives for example preparation for job interviews. If parents and carers feel they would be able to offer some support here, please do get in touch with Mrs Simmons via 

Local Colleges and Universities

We have invited in a large number of local colleges to present to our students during their assemblies and PSHCE lessons.Their open evenings are advertised on our website (see below), in school and we regularly update students in Year 11 through their notice boards and form tutors. 

College Open Evenings

To be updated when we have received dates

Choices after St Anne's - A Parents' Guide

The following links are here to support students, parents and carers through the many choices that they will face during their time at St. Anne’s and beyond:

Why not try the skills health check

All students have been given access to the Start Profile website, which enables students to build their skills and find out about career pathways to which they would be suited. Please encourage your child to logon regularly to update their profile. 


Local Universities

University of Manchester
Manchester Metropolitan University
Royal Northern College of Music
University of Salford

Careers Day

Pupils had the chance to speak to representatives from: Aquinas College, Loreto College, Stockport College, Cheadle and Marple College, Manchester College, Clarendon College, Salford AC, Tameside College, NHS, Police, Army, Navy, Little Sports Academy, SETA, The Skills Company, United Utilities, DAMAR, GM Higher, Shoosmiths Law Company and BAM Construction.  Pupils also took part in workshops in Construction, Plumbing, Media Make up, Revision skills, Finance and Accounting, Game Design, IT hardware, the KEY 103 bus and a human board game.

Policy and Plans

Policy for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) please click below for full policy

CEIAG policy

Student Entitlement Plan - Please click below


Labour Market Information

Click on the link below to view the latest information about the current economic and employment situation. It includes data on graduate destinations, average starting salaries, current trends in employment sectors and recruitment patterns.

Click here to view the Labour Market information by region

Your Daughter's Future

'Yours Daughter’s future' is a careers toolkit for parents to guide in helping your daughters to make the most of her potential. Research evidence shows that it is in fact parents who are the main influencers of young people. This pack isn’t going to tell you what your daughter should do when she leaves school, or how you should be a parent. That’s up to the both of you. What you will find here is useful information on qualifications, apprenticeships and careers.


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