Careers Hero

Careers & Work Experience

Our Careers Leader at North Gosforth Academy is Emma Marshall. Email:

Telephone: 0191 236 1700. Our Careers Link Governor is Andrew Foster Telephone: 0191 285 1000.

At North Gosforth Academy we aim to always provide our students with the best possible careers advice and guidance. Students can access out online careers platform by logging into FROG and searching for 'careers' to find out about your future options. This information can be accessed at school, at home, and on mobile devices.


Our school is working towards the eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance and they are:

1. A stable careers programme

2. Learning from career and labour market information

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

5. Encounters with employers and employees

6. Experiences of workplaces

7. Encounters with further and higher education

8. Personal guidance

It is the aim of our school to fully meet the eight Gatsby benchmarks.

Careers education is delivered in a variety of ways: through lessons, tutorials, assemblies, one-to-one interviews, work experience, and events which take place both inside and outside of school.

We have a fully qualified Careers Adviser, who will provide impartial guidance to our students on a one-to-one basis. They will include information on a wide range of education and training options and will show no bias towards a particular institution, education or work option.

To support their work, we will invite a range of education and training providers to visit our school and further information can be found in our provider access policy available to download below.

In the documents available to download we have set out which activities take place throughout the year for each year group.

We measure the impact of these activities in a variety of ways, for example analysing destination data and seeking feedback from students, staff and other participants involved in the programme, such as employers.


The Baker Clause

From 2 January 2018 all local authority maintained schools and academies must give education and training providers the opportunity to talk to pupils in years 8 to 13 about approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships.

Schools must have clear arrangements in place to ensure that all pupils have opportunities to hear from providers of post-16 and post-18 options at, and leading up to, important transition points.

At North Gosforth Academy, we pride ourselves on giving our students comprehensive advice and guidance on their future steps. A range of post-16 and post-18 providers, including Northumberland College, Gosforth Academy Sixth Form, local university outreach teams regularly come in to speak to our students about a range of options. Apprenticeship providers also come in to speak to our students regularly. In addition, we have a Connexions advisor who gives impartial individual advice to all Year 10 and 11 students. Students who are identified as potential NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training) are interviewed earlier in Year 10. Younger students can get individual appointments by request.

The ‘access to schools for education and training providers’ section has been revised following changes made through the Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022, these changes will come into effect on 1 January 2023. Changes to the provider access legislation includes the minimum requirement to provide six encounters during year 8-13.

If you would like to offer feedback or any further comments on our Careers Programme, or you are an employer and you would like to work with us and contribute to our careers and further education programme, please get in touch at: or



Parent and Carer Feedback:

Pupil Feedback:

Other stakeholder feedback (employers, employees, partners etc):