The Heath School is the proud holder of the Careers Connect Quality in Careers Standard Award, a nationally recognised award for excellence in careers education, information, advice and guidance which we believe is strong evidence of the great efforts that we make to help prepare all of our students for the world of work.

CEIAG Entitlement Statement for Students and their Parents and Carers


 All learners at the Heath School will:

 Take part in a careers programme in years 7-11 that helps them to:

  • Understand their education, training, employment and other progression
  • opportunities
  • Develop the skills they need to plan and manage their own personal
  • development and career progression
  • Access relevant information and learning from taster activities and experience
  • of work
  • Make and maintain individual progression plans to help them improve their
  • prospects of success
  • Offer feedback and ideas on how to improve the careers programme

Have access to, and support with using careers information that is:

  • Easy to find and available at convenient times and in convenient locations, including on the intranet
  • Clearly labelled and referenced and comprehensive, giving details of all progression opportunities and associated support arrangements such as financial help
  • Unbiased and up to date


Obtain careers guidance that is: 

  • Impartial
  • Confidential
  • Focused on individual needs and fit for purpose
  • Supportive of equal opportunities
  • Provided by people with relevant training and expertise


Parents and Carers

All parents and carers can expect to:

  • Be able to make an appointment with a member of staff or specialist adviser
  • To discuss their children’s progress and future prospects
  • Have access to tutors, subjects, learning partners and specialist advisers at
  • parents’ evenings in years 7-11 and Options evenings in years 8 and 11.
  • Be invited to look at schemes of work and careers activities, information and
  • resources, using and contributing to them if they wish
  • Receive invitations to take part in careers and information events
  • Have the opportunity to comment on the usefulness of the careers programme
  • to their children and how it could be improved.

Click the link below to access the 2019-20 Careers Programme:

The Heath School Careers Programme 2019-20

Click the link below to view the CEIAG Policy:

CEIAG Policy September 2019

Hello! My Name is Peter Reay and I’m your Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance Coordinator and Careers Adviser.   I can help with:

  • Career Decisions
  • Option Choices
  • Applying to college, employment, university, voluntary work, part-time jobs, etc.
  • Any other careers-related matter

You can speak to me in school or e-mail me on:reayp@heathschool.org.uk and I’ll arrange to meet you as soon as I can!

Careers Information

Career Areas

There is lots of useful career information, including job profiles, skills matching, course searches, CV’s, interview advice and job searches see:


For information on local colleges:


For information on apprenticeships see: www.apprenticeships.org.uk


For information on going to university, including courses, see: www.ucas.com

Voluntary Work

For information on volunteering locally or abroad see:

You (or your form tutor on your behalf) can e-mail me on: reayp@heathschool.org.uk

National Careers Service

We provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

We are redesigning this service. If you had a Lifelong Learning Account you can still use your existing details to sign in. You’ll be able to view your saved:

  • CVs
  • Skills health check reports
  • action plans
  • course searches
  • Find out what a job involves and if it’s right for you.
  • Use our assessment to find out what kind of jobs could suit you and save your results.
  • Look for courses and learning providers and save information about them.
  • Find out about the different ways to get in touch.
  • Get advice on the different stages of a job hunt, including how to improve your interview technique and write an effective CV. You can get help to search for your first job, get back into work or change career direction.  
  • Contact a National Careers Service Adviser If you want more in-depth information and advice, call us on 0800 100 900.If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech difficulties contact us by email, text message or webchat. You can also call our textphone number: 08000 968 336.You can speak to an adviser in your first language. Call 0800 100 900 and choose option 5 for advice in a different language using an interpreter.Contact us by post at: PO Box 1331NE99 Newcastle Upon Tyne,
  • Text us on 07766 413219 for simple information like telephone numbers or addresses. We can’t open pictures sent by text.
  • Call 0800 100 900 to make an appointment with an adviser at your nearest National Careers Service office.
  • Tell us your number and we’ll call you back.
  • Email your question or query and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Call 0800 100 900 to speak to an adviser (8am to 10pm, 7 days a week). Calls are free from landlines and most mobile numbers. Find out more about call charges and freephone numbers.
  • Chat with an adviser using webchat (8am to 10pm, 7days a week).
  • See: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/