Careers Curriculum

At Turves Green Boys’ School, we aim to equip our pupils with the key knowledge, skills and values combined with enriching experiences to enable them to thrive in their chosen career path. Our high-quality careers advice and guidance is an essential part of our wider curriculum and is designed to support every pupil’s aspirations, strengths and skills. We aim to:

Prepare our pupils for the transition to life beyond secondary school (further and higher education, apprenticeships and the world of work).

Provide pupils from Year 7 upwards with well-rounded CEIAG (careers education, information, advice and guidance) experiences in order to inspire and motivate their aspirations.

Support pupils to make informed decisions which are ambitious and provide guidance on GCSEs, post-16 courses, university, apprenticeships and employment.

Develop the employability skills of our pupils and characteristics in communication, resilience, leadership and social skills.

Our careers programme follows the Gatsby Benchmarks, which is the best practice framework for careers education and guidance in secondary schools. This provides a rounded programme for all pupils throughout their study at Turves Green Boys’ School, ensuring that all pupils learn about careers and the world of work.

Recent & Upcoming Events

You can view our range of Careers activities on our school website blog. Upcoming events are also advertised on our social media accounts so be sure to follow our school accounts.

Meet Your

Careers Lead.

Mr Walker is on hand to provide advise and guidance and plays a pivotal role in empowering our pupils to make informed decisions about their career paths and supporting them in achieving their professional goals. You can contact Mr Walker via or 0121 483 2890.

Pupils can book a meeting by asking their tutor or speaking to Mr Walker. You can also email your request directly.

Careers Advisor – Mr D Tehan

Start Profile.

Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect pupils with their future career potential. It is a personalised careers planning tool, helping pupils to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability. Pupils will sign up with their tutor in school and can log back in HERE.

Careers Guidance

Explore our Careers website and all the tabs above for a wealth of resources on various career paths and next steps.

University Guidance


Interview Guidance

All pupils at Turves Green Boys’ School will take part in a careers’ education programme, which is implemented through: PSHE lessons, assemblies, careers events, form time activities, careers focused lessons, careers focused days, trips and one-to-one careers interviews. Pupils will have multiple opportunities to have meaningful interactions with employers, colleges, training providers and university representatives as well as gaining experience of the work place.

All pupils at Turves Green Boys’ should expect:

  • To use ‘Launch Your Career’ to explore their personality traits, interests and a full range of suitable careers.
  • To understand the full range of education, training, employment and other pathways available to them.
  • To develop the skills required to be able to plan and manage their own personal development and career management.
  • To be able to access and understand up to date and relevant information in order to make informed decisions about their future.
  • To be given the opportunity to provide feedback and ideas as to how to improve their future career options.
  • To have access to quality careers guidance interviews that take the individual needs of the pupil into account. Pupils can request a careers interview at any time.

At Turves Green Boys’ School, we encourage parental involvement in the careers programme as they have such an important role to play in their child’s decision-making. Our website and newsletters are updated regularly to provide parents/carers with useful resources to help them to support their children effectively with their career planning.

Parents can expect:

  • To discuss their child’s progress and aspirations.
  • The Careers Advisor to be easily contactable when required.
  • To be encouraged to feedback on how to improve the careers programme.
  • To be asked to contribute to careers events or offer work experience opportunities.
  • To be updated on careers related activities through school social media/newsletters.

At Turves Green Boys’ School, we pride ourselves on our employer engagement as we believe that there is no substitute for hearing first hand from an employer about what the world of work is really like. We work hard to make sure that pupils across all year groups have a range of encounters with employers throughout each school year. We invite a wide range of colleges, training providers and universities to discuss future pathways with our pupils through various careers events and trips.

We are always looking for new and exciting ways to work with employers and embed their input into our curriculum.

Please contact our Careers Advisor, Mr D Tehan or our Careers Leader, Mr T Walker at ( if you would like to get involved in any of our future careers’ events.

Linking the Curriculum to Careers

All subject teachers are expected to support the school’s approach to careers education and guidance. The curriculum offers excellent opportunities for developing the knowledge and skills that employers need and subject teachers can be powerful role models to attract pupils towards their subject and the careers that flow from it.

At Turves Green Boys’ School Teachers and School Staff will:

  • Provide learners with opportunities to discover and learn about careers and employability, engage with the wider business community and with employers inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Link schemes of learning with the world of work and, as mentors, discuss experiences, skills development and progression with pupils and help signpost them to the Careers Department
  • Have a “Careers Champion” in each curriculum area who co-ordinates and oversees subject specific opportunities.
  • Identify opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills that employers require.
  • Show how specific subjects lead to a variety of opportunities while also giving pupils a broad general knowledge that will enable them to participate in and contribute to society.

Statutory Documents

View our Careers policy, planning documents and provider access policy.