Caldew School Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance

Caldew School welcomes the opportunity in giving FE, HE and training providers the opportunity to talk to students at the school. Please click on the link “Provider Access Policy.”

Caldew School Events and Activities Plan

Caldew School Access Provider Policy


Caldew is committed to delivering high quality Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG), which is personalised and impartial, to all of its students.

We recognise how important it is for our students to receive effective and bespoke careers advice and guidance in order for them to make informed choices about their future.

We are working hard to ensure our students are enterprising, self-confident and resilient as well as having an all-round education in order for them to achieve their career goals.

Our advice and guidance supports students throughout their progression to further and higher education, traineeships and apprenticeships.

We are supported by a large number of further and higher education organisations. We are very fortunate as a school to have a large volume of businesses who have supported our students with Work Ready Days, interview advice, workshops and work experience opportunities.

We also offer extra-curricular opportunities that support career development including Duke of Edinburgh, National Citizenship and Young Enterprise and we encourage students to carry out voluntary and charity work that can enhance their career prospects.

If you would like further information or you can support our careers advice and guidance we would like to hear from you.

Contact: Ms Cheryl Eastburn


Employer Information


We are very keen to engage with businesses and employers to help us inform and educate students about the local and national employment opportunities.

This links directly with Gatsby Benchmark 5 – Encounters with Employers and Employees, and Gatsby Benchmark 6 – Experiences of Workplaces. We provide many opportunities for businesses to interact with students: World of Work days, Career Carousels, Employability Skills workshops, Careers Fairs, presentations, work experience, small group work etc.


If you would like to get involved, or wish to advertise any apprenticeship vacancies through the college, then please contact the Careers Leader, Cheryl Eastburn on (01228) 710044 or  email




Parents: Keeping you up to date with options available for your child is available at the Parents' Evenings over the course of the year.

We post up to date external careers events and activities on Twitter  - follow the school here. 


Click here for the school's Career, Education, Information Advice and Guidance policy.


Target Careers have produced an eBook to help parents get involved and encourage their children in finding their future careers. This guide is designed to provide an overview of how parents can help support their son or daughter with these important choices. click on the link below:


At Caldew school we use the Gatsby Benchmarks to measure the quality of our careers provision.

For further information please follow the link to the Gatsby Benchmark website:



Kudos is Caldew School's online career development service. It helps students explore their career options looking at subjects, courses and training.

If you are unsure what careers you may be interested in, Kudos can give you ideas based on what you like and dislike.

Packed with information on what employers are looking for, what you can earn and what qualifications you'll need - it is a passport to your future.

If you are unsure of your user details please see the IT Technicians.


Labour Market Information

Labour Market Information helps you make informed choices and decisions and gives you an insight into new and emerging industries.


Caldew School will review the careers information published in September 2022.


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Caldew School Events and Activities plan

If you have any questions to do with any aspect of CGI, please contact Ms Cheryl Eastburn

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Ofsted 2018

Leaders’ plans to support the pastoral transition of pupils from primary school are thorough. Year 7 pupils with whom Inspectors spoke were positive about the school.

Ofsted 2018

The support for pupils with an education, health and care (EHC) plan is matched to their specific requirements. Consequently, these pupils typically make good progress and move on to next steps in education and employment.

Ofsted 2018

Leaders have taken positive steps to widen pupils’ participation in the range of cultural, creative and sporting activities that take place beyond lessons, including for the significant proportion of pupils who do not live locally.

Ofsted 2018

Leaders have reviewed the curriculum, so that the courses offered match pupils’ needs and interests and prepare them for their next steps in education or employment effectively.

Ofsted 2018