At Bedale High School we provide all students with comprehensive careers information, advice and guidance (‘CEIAG’) to enable them to become effective decision-makers and to plan for their future careers.

We seek to raise their aspirations and awareness of all the options and opportunities available to them. 


Contact details of the school’s Careers Leader

Name: Mr Andy Childe

Email address:

Name: Mrs Val Clayden

Email address:

Telephone number: 01677 422419

    Key information

    All students have an entitlement to careers support from Year 7 through to Year 11 and they can have a careers appointment, where they will receive impartial and realistic information, advice and guidance. Students will all follow career education programmes at key transition points through the form tutor programme, assemblies, enrichment events/visits (e.g. Work-Ready Weak and our annual Careers Fayre during National Careers Week) and the PSHE programme.

    The school evaluates the effectiveness of the careers programme through pupil and parent voice (including the, “Growing Up in North Yorkshire” survey) as well as using the online Compass Review tool (in collaboration with Angela Willmington from NYCC); this evaluation is underpinned by the Gatsby Benchmarks which allows us to evaluate the impact of our careers programme on students, which in turn feeds into our Careers Action Plan.


    Used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers. It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation. Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.


    Here to help you  discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji shows how you feel about each statement. You will then be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing. For each job, you will be presented with some headline UK data.