St Thomas More Catholic High School

Careers Information



The purpose of Impartial Information Advice & Guidance (IIAG) is to provide young people with the skills, knowledge and information to enable them to develop and make decisions about their future. To ensure economic well-being, KS4 options and post 16 pathways need to be carefully chosen and learners fully supported according to their individual needs and abilities. Good information, advice and guidance helps young people make the right learning and career choices and enables them to find answers to the questions and issues which can arise in their personal lives.


To achieve the above we link inspiration to careers. The following principles are at the heart of all we do:


  • Careers education providing aspiration as well as advice
  • Mentoring and motivation provided from people in jobs
  • Working in partnership with Employers, other schools, local colleges and Universities
  • Utilising the National Careers Service
  • Careers delivered across KS3 and KS4



1. IIAG Objectives

 The objectives of IIAG are to develop:


Self-Awareness - individuals are encouraged to understand and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, abilities, skills, interests and values


Opportunity Awareness - encouraging an interest and awareness of a wide range of opportunities available in education, training and employment in the context of local and national trends


Also, to develop the skills of information seeking, processing and application


Decision Making - the development of skills needed to make informed decisions; to set and review targets


Transition Learning - the development of skills needed in planning for and making transitions in relation to education and career choice


Mrs N Sergent