Jesmond Park Academy Careers


The aim of CEIAG is to help learners find out about the world of work, develop key employability skills and ensure they take responsibility for planning their own pathway.

"Good careers guidance widens pupils’ horizons, challenges stereotypes and raises aspirations. It provides pupils with the knowledge and skills necessary to make successful transitions to the next stage of their life."

Links to our CEIAG Policy as well as our Provider Access Policy can be found below. A CEIAG Calendar of events for the current academic year can also be downloaded below. We review these policies annually, and adapt our programmes accordingly.

The impact of the programme is measured using the whole school evaluation systems, by using Compass to map against the benchmarks, by annual reviews of the quality award, by parent, teacher and student voice and by the destination data of our students.

We are building effective partnerships with universities via the North East Raising Aspiration Partnership and the North East Collaborative Outreach Programme (FutureMe).

Our Careers Leader is Sarah Beeley 

Sarah is qualified to Level 6 in Careers Guidance.

Jesmond Park Academy has membership with the CDI-Careers Development Institute.

Sarah Beeley can be contacted by students, parents, carers and employers.

In School Sarah is based outside the Student Support Area on Level 2.


Inspiring IAG

Inspiring IAG Logo - 2017

The school has achieved the Inspiring IAG quality award. It recognises excellent quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance.

"CEIAG is well lead. The School aims to provide high quality, inclusive CEIAG that meets the needs of the range of its students. CEIAG leadership is strong and engagement with external organisations is robust." - Inspiring IAG assessor report

We are currently working to achieve the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.

Labour Market Information

What is Labour Market Information [LMI] ?

Labour market information is information relating to the world of work, employment trends, job roles and job availability.

Why is it important?

When choosing a course, job or employment sector to work in, it is important to know about your local labour market.  Will there be jobs available in your area of interest?

Where can you find LMI?

There are useful online sources. Search NOMIS [click here] .On the Student VLE there is information via START software and Careerometer widget.

Quality in Careers

Quality in Careers Standard Logo - 2017

The Quality in Careers Standard is the single national quality award for careers education, information, advice, and guidance (“CEIAG”) for young people. Through professional and independent external assessment, it offers national accreditation for the CEIAG provision of a school, college, or work-based learning organisations.

See our Policies page for the latest Careers Policy and Provider Access Policy


Careerometer is a freely available widget provided by the LMI for All service. It is an easy way to get access to labour market information on your own website. Careerometer is the new, updated version of our Careerometer (version 1) widget developed early on in the project. This widget has enhanced browser and website compatibility and displays more data. Instructions on how to embed and format to your needs is detailed.

Useful sources of information

To understand the local labour market you could read the following document Our Region Your Future.

The Careers Writers Association have information and advice on this website -

For careers research we suggest:

For information on employability skills:

Useful websites


Sarah Beeley, Careers Leader, phone via school 0191 281 8486 (ext 2203)

Sue Taylor, Consultant Careers Leader, phone via school 0191 281 8486

Nigel Holmes, Assistant Headteacher

Further Information

Parents/Carers with their child can access the Careers page within the Student VLE Classroom area.

The DfE have put together a grid informing young people and their parents about the options available after GCSE - download it from here -