Change to Offer - CareersInc Virtual Careers Advisor Service during Closure

Due to the closure of the school, our independent CareersInc advisors will be offering a remote, virutal careers advice service available to all year groups. Please see letter below for more details. Please note some details on this webpage may now not reflect the current offer during closure.

Y11 College/Apprenticeship Transition Page 2020

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, all College providers have organised a range virtual online events, course videos, virtual tours and bridging work for Y11 (and interested Y10), during the summer term. We have created a webpage called Y11 Transition that captures all this in one place, and is regularly updated, sometime daily. As a result, this Careers Page is out of date for now, until we fully reopen in September.

Please visit our Y11 Transition Page (which is also aimed at Y10 planning ahead) here:

Thank you.

Download letter regarding new CareersInc offer during closure:

Careers and Post-16

We use independent, external careers advisors from CareersInc. The CareersInc website is available here:

Students, parents/carers and staff can access our bespoke CareersInc Academy careers information pages including local apprenticeship opportunities, and hints and tips regarding careers, by clicking on the three images directly below.

Careers Fair – 20 November 2019 4.00-6.00pm

Our annual Careers Fair will take place on Wednesday 20 November from 4.00-6.00pm. Students in particular from Years 9-11 are strongly encouraged to attend, and parents are welcome too. We will have colleagues from a wide range of post-16 college and apprenticeship providers, armed forces representations, universities, the National Citizen Service, employers and volunteer agencies. A letter will go home nearer the time, listing all who will be there.

A critical event for encouraging Year 11 to finalise their college applications, but for all students to see the purpose of securing great skills and qualifications at school, as part of a planned career journey. The more students know about entry requirements and courses, the more likely they are to push themselves and secure grades they are capable of.


Post-16 Provider Events & Prospectuses

We aim to regularly update our list of all the upcoming Post-16 provider open evenings and events, so that students and parents/carers alike can make decisions about courses being taken at Outwood Academy Normanby, and beyond. If you are a college provider and we have missed a date, please email Mr Chris Craig, who leads our Careers and Post-16 provision at Current prospectuses for colleges and providers are also below.

Teesside Post-16 Provider Open Events 2019-2020

October 2019
Tuesday 1 October 2019 – Askham Bryan College – 5pm – 6.30pm
Tuesday 1 October 2019 – Northern School of Art – 5.30pm – 8pm
Wednesday 2 October 2019 – Redcar & Cleveland College – 4.30pm-6.30pm
Thursday 3 October 2019 – Macmillan Post 16 Academy – 6pm
Thursday 3 October 2019 – Bede Sixth Form – 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Monday 7 October 2019 – Stockton Riverside College (Teesdale) – 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Thursday 10 October 2019 – Stockton Sixth Form College – 5pm – 8pm
Tuesday 15 October 2019 – Middlesbrough College – 5pm – 8pm
Tuesday 15 October 2019 – NETA – 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Wednesday 16 October 2019 – Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form – 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Thursday 17 October 2019 – Prior Pursglove – 5pm – 8pm
Thursday 17 October 2019 – Nunthorpe Sixth Form – 6pm – 8pm
Tuesday 22 October 2019 – Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form – 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Tuesday 29 October 2019 – Shape Training – 10am – 4pm

November 2019
Saturday 9 November 2019 – Middlesbrough College – 10am – 12.30pm
Thursday November 2019 – Bede Sixth Form – 5.30pm – 7.30PM
Saturday 9 November 2019 – Askham Bryan College – 10.30am – 1.30pm
Thursday 14 November 2019 – Stockton Riverside College (Teesdale) – 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Wednesday 20 November 2019 – Redcar & Cleveland College – 4.30pm-6.30pm
Saturday 16 November 2019 – Northern School of Art – 10am – 2pm
Thursday 21 November 2019 – NETA – 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Saturday 23 November 2019 – Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form – 10.30am – 1.30pm
Tuesday 26 November 2019 – Darlington College – 5.30pm – 7.30pm

December 2019
Wednesday 4 December 2019 – Stockton Sixth Form College – 5pm – 7.30pm
Saturday 7 December 2019 – Prior Pursglove – 10am- 12pm
Thursday 12 December 2019 – Middlesbrough College – 5pm – 7.30pm

January 2020
Saturday 18 January 2020 – Northern School of Art – 10am – 2pm
Saturday 18 January 2020 – Redcar & Cleveland College 10.00am -12pm
Thursday 23 January 2020 – Darlington College – 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Thursday 30 January 2020 – Bede Sixth Form – 5.30pm – 7.30pm

February 2020
Saturday 1 February 2020 – Middlesbrough College – 10am- 12pm
Saturday 1 February 2020 – Askham Bryan College – 10.30am – 1.30pm
Tuesday 4 February 2020 – Prior Pursglove – 5pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 4 February 2020 – Stockton Riverside College (Teesdale) – – 5.30pm – 7.30pm
(Apprenticeship event)
Thursday 6 February 2020 – NETA – 5.30pm – 7.30pm (Apprenticeship event)
Saturday 8 February 2020 – Macmillan Post 16 Academy – 10am – 12pm
Tuesday 11 February 2020 – Stockton Sixth Form College – 5pm – 7pm
Wednesday 12 February 2020 – Redcar & Cleveland College – 4.30pm – 6.30pm
(Apprenticeship event)
Monday 17 February 2020 – Northern School of Art – 10am -12pm

March 2020
Tuesday 3 March 2020 – Askham Bryan College – 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Wednesday 4 March 2020 – Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form – 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Wednesday 11 March 2020 – Redcar & Cleveland College – 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Thursday 12 March 2020 – Bede Sixth Form – 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Wednesday 18 March 2020 – Middlesbrough College – 5pm – 7.30pm
Saturday 21 March 2020 – Askham Bryan College – 10.30am – 1.30pm
Wednesday 25 March 2020 – Darlington College – 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Saturday 28 March 2020 – Northern School of Art – 10am – 12pm

April 2020
Wednesday 1 April 2020 – Prior Pursglove – 5pm – 7pm
Thursday 2 April 2010 – Stockton Sixth Form College – 5pm – 7pm
Saturday 25 April 2020 – Stockton Riverside College (Teesdale) – 10am – 12pm

May 2020
Thursday 7 May 2020 – NETA – 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 12 May 2020 – Askham Bryan College – 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Wednesday 13 May 2020 – Redcar & Cleveland College – 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Tuesday 19 May 2020 – Middlesbrough College – 5pm – 7.30pm

June 2020
Saturday 13 June 2020 – Darlington College – 11am – 3pm
Saturday 13 June 2020 – Northern School of Art – 10am – 2pm

July 2020
Thursday 9 July 2020 – Middlesbrough College – 3pm – 6pm

Career Information ‘Drop-In’ Sessions – Mondays 2.30 – 3.30pm

Students can ask questions and get support with CVs, help with application form completion for college, collect prospectuses for colleges and apprenticeship providers and research post-16 courses for after GCSEs. We also aim to run ‘Careers Information Sessions’ occasionally in theses sessions, often in partnership with Post-16 providers and increasingly with employer partners and alumni in particular career sectors. Sessions are focused on career choices around particular subjects that students may be interested in pursuing after post-16 and post-18 education. For more details speak to Mr Craig or Ms Barker (on a Monday).

If you are an employer who would like to be involved with any of our Careers Fairs, assemblies, lunchtime drop ins or Enrichment sessions, please contact Mr Craig at

Post-16 Lunchtime Drop-In Sessions – Fridays 12.00 – 1.30pm

We are grateful for our partner Post-16 Colleges and Apprenticeship providers, who are running stands during Friday lunchtimes, to promote post-16 choices beyond GCSE, answer questions and inspire our student for their next career steps.

Useful Documents


Careers Programme 2019-20

Careers Leader: Dr Mark Robinson (Vice Principal) 01642 454577
Careers Coordinator: Mr Craig


Outwood Academy Normanby’s Careers Programme is committed to developing a whole school approach to providing all students with up-to-date, impartial, independent and varied careers, education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) as defined by the CDI framework and the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks. Our guidance and support aims to guarantee students have clear, aspirational and realistic goals for their future study. This it turn secures increased motivation towards studies, higher self-esteem, greater attainment at GCSE, and ever improving staying on rates at college, leading to all our learners securing meaningful and engaging employment.

We are determined to further develop our strong partnerships with training providers and employers to secure placements for our students and seek to ensure that our students have the skills that they, and the country, require. The development of the workplace skills will increasingly be supported by our curriculum and specific events, and we are starting to introduce employer engagement sessions within curriculum subjects.

Through our Careers Programme young people will secure:

1. Encounters with employers, with workplaces and with further and higher education
2. Information about jobs and how the curriculum connects careers
3. A plan tailored to individual needs and supported by guidance
We are committed to the vision laid out in the DfE January 2018 document “Careers Guidance and Access for Education and Training Providers” in that:

  • our academy has begun to offer every young person at least one meaningful encounter with employers per year, from Years 7 to 13
  • our academy has appointed a named person to the role of Careers Leader
  • our academy has published details of its careers programme so that parents can see the timetable for events (this document)
  • our academy has begun using the Gatsby Benchmarks to improve careers provision, aiming to ensure that all of them are met by the end of December 2020

What we have published online (*included within this section)

  • Our ‘Access to Providers’ Policy (see foot of this page)
  • the name, email address and telephone number of our Careers Leader*
  • a summary of the careers programme, including details of how students, parents, teachers and employers may access information about careers*
  • how the school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on students*
  • the date of the school’s next review of the information published*

The Eight Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Careers Guidance to be in place by 2020

1. A stable careers programme
Our school will have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by students, parents, teachers, governors and employers.

2. Learning from career and labour market information (LMI)
Every student, and their parents, will have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities, that is relevant to our local area, supported by an informed adviser to make best use of available information.

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
Students have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each student. Our school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
All teachers will link curriculum learning with careers where possible. STEM subject teachers will highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths where lesson opportunities present themselves.

5. Encounters with employers and employees
Every student will have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace, in particular within curriculum lessons, at least one per year.

6. Experiences of workplaces
Every student will have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.

7. Encounters with further and higher education
All students will understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace

8. Personal guidance
Every student will have opportunities for guidance interviews with a career adviser, who is trained at Level 6 or higher, whenever significant study or career choices are being made. These interviews will be expected for all students but should be timed to meet their individual needs.

Careers Programme

CEIAG Assemblies
Each term all year groups have a minimum of one CEIAG assembly. Term 1 is an introduction to CareersInc, our impartial, external careers advisors, and what they offer. Term 2 is an aspirational assembly led by our careers coordinator and in Term 3 there is a further education/higher education focus. There are several other assemblies that run throughout the year led by various external providers for various year groups with a focus on aspirations, further and higher education, careers and professions.

Careers Lunchtime Drop-Ins
Each half term we have a scheduled lunchtime where local Post-16 and Apprenticeship providers are able to set up information stands and talk to students across all year groups.

CareersInc, our commissioned external careers advisors, offer students high quality, independent and impartial careers, education information advice and guidance supporting them to make informed choices about which post-16 courses suit their academic needs and aspirations.

Access to Information About Careers

Students can access careers information in many ways at Outwood Academy Normanby including:

  • Attending an interview in the careers room located within the Library
  • Drop in sessions with Career Inc are every Monday at 2.30pm
  • The use of careers software which is available to all students
  • Careers information with subject lessons, coming soon.

Careers Advisor Colleagues

Mr Craig (Careers Coordinator)
Dr Robinson (Vice Principal) – Careers Leader 01642 454577
Elaine Barker (CareersInc)
Laura Dale (Link Governor)

Review and Measurement of Impact

The academy is in the process of working towards The National Quality Standard for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

We review the success of out careers programme by looking at the destinations of our existing Year 11 students with a target of 0% NEET (students not in education, employment or training).

The careers information on this website will next be reviewed in February 2020.

Links to Careers Software:

CareersInc Link to bespoke Outwood Normanby student website:

National Careers Service, where you can explore careers, complete a skills assessment, find a course and more:

Career Coach courtesy of Middlesbrough College. Complete a career suggestion survey, build an online CV and more:

UCAS for information about universities, alternatives, higher education and more:

Apprenticeships. Want to earn in the workplace whilst you study? Find out about local opportunities to do this and more here:

Prospects Career quiz and guidance to find the best job route for you:

Not Going To Uni Leading website showing opportunities outside the university route, including apprenticeships, degree apprenticeships, gap years, traineeships and jobs.

Teesside Post-16 Providers


For more information relating to provider access, please see our Provider Access Policy by clicking here...