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Your Careers Programme


Our vision at Moorside High School is to ensure you are able to make aspirational, realistic and informed choices; develop the skills, aptitudes and attitudes to achieve your personal best; and are prepared for post 16 pathways and the world of work.
Careers guidance is more important than ever. The range of education, training and employment opportunities that you need to be aware of is more challenging than before. It is important to know the new opportunities that are available for you and gain the knowledge and expertise that will enable you to work in those areas.


Our aim is for you all to achieve your personal best. In careers education, this means supporting you to make the right choices for your progression. We support you in making well-informed decisions by providing access to differentiated, impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of options that are most likely to help you to achieve your ambitions. These options include academic, vocational and apprenticeships. By helping you with decisions at key transition points, informing you of all your options and introducing you to the world of work and a wide range of careers, we aim to prepare you for the world of work whichever pathway you choose.
At Moorside High School, our intentions are…
  • To raise your aspirations and broaden your horizons
  • To inspire and empower you to make informed realistic decisions at key transition points in learning and work 
  • To provide you with good quality independent and impartial careers advice which inspires you and motivates you to fulfil your potential
  • To provide opportunities to work in partnership with employers, training providers, local colleges and others to provide opportunities to inspire you through real-life contact with the world of work
  • To develop enterprise and employability skills including skills for self-employment 
  • To support inclusion, challenge stereotyping and promote equality of opportunity 
  • To support you to see learning and careers development as a life-long process

Gatsby Benchmarks

Moorside High School are working with the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub to embed and support the achievement of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks. We have been in receipt of the Quality in Careers Award since November 2019.
Benchmark 1: A Stable Careers Programme. 
Benchmark 2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information. 
Benchmark 3: Addressing the Needs of Each Student. 
Benchmark 4: Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers. 
Benchmark 5: Encounters with Employers and Employees. 
Benchmark 6: Experiences of Workplaces. 
Benchmark 7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education. 
Benchmark 8: Personal Guidance. 
Our Careers Leadership Team comprises of Mrs Grant (Deputy Head) and Mr Gordon, who is our full time Level 6 qualified Careers Adviser. They can be contacted on georginagrant@moorside.staffs.sch.uk, lgordon@moorside.staffs.sch.uk or 01782 551200.
We are pleased to be supported by…
  • Beverley Ashley, Enterprise Coordinator for the Stoke & Staffordshire Careers and Enterprise Company.
  • Helen Dos Santos, Life Coach at Horizons Coaching.
  • Carl Bradshaw, Contracts Manager for St Modwen Homes.

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