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At Tapton we understand the importance of quality careers education.  We aim to help our students make realistic and aspirational plans for their future learning and careers pathways, manage transitions and ultimately realise their life chances by providing high-quality careers education, information advice and guidance (CEIAG).  Young people have a wide and exciting range of opportunities available to them and we will support them to make an informed decision by providing relevant information.

We aspire for all our students to progress onto the right Post-16 and Post-18 destinations for them and our programme aims to encourage students to consider their interests, develop skills and ultimately their goals.  The programme helps students gain an understanding of the labour market and the relevance of their studies in potential careers.

At Tapton we are committed to working towards the Quality in Careers Standard.  All careers provision delivered at Tapton is defined by the Gatsby Benchmarks:

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. Experience or workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance.

Our Careers Leader coordinates the careers programme, including liaison with students, parents, teachers’, employers and Post-16 providers. 


Telephone: 01142671414

Careers provision is constantly reviewed.  Our careers policy and provider access policy can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Careers Programme 


Tapton School Careers Programme

Form Time 

During Form time all students receive opportunities to meet and have encounters with Employer/Experience of Work place/Post 16 FE options/Post 18 HE encounters

Staff responsible: Assistant Headteacher for PD

LMI assembly 

Each year group will have an assembly that is age-appropriate focusing on local labour market updates and opportunities.  This aims to ensure all students know about the local industry and skills required for these in demand roles. 

Staff responsible: Administration Officer Career


Is a tool for students to research career opportunities and identify action points to work towards these goals.  The site covers apprenticeships, University and College.  All students will be given the opportunity to learn how to navigate the platform and how to record meaningful encounters and experiences that they have had throughout their time at school.

Staff responsible: Assistant Headteacher for PD

Careers Cafés

Careers Cafés will provide students with the opportunities to meet with a range of employee's.  Students will undertake a range of tasks to identify skills and competencies required for the sector.

Staff responsible: Administration Officer Career

Careers in Personal Development Lessons

In KS3 and KS5 all students receive weekly lessons on Personal Health Social and Economic Education.  At KS4 students receive 10 drop-down mornings one form time per week on Personal Health Social and Economic Education.  As part of this provision students receive age-appropriate information on career opportunities, employment rights, further education and progression guidance. 

Staff responsible: Assistant Headteacher for PD

1:1 Careers Interviews by referral

Throughout the year all students will have the opportunity to attend a one-to-one careers interview with a qualified careers advisor.  A report will be produced for each student highlighting their current ideas, aspirations and possible pathways to achieve their goals.  These are shared with students and parents/carers. 

Staff responsible: Administration Officer Career





Work Experience

As a school we place huge value on work experience.  It provides an opportunity for pupils to develop the skills needed to contact businesses and show the qualities they have for working in a particular environment; a work experience placement will help them learn more about the working world and the see the links between school and the workplace.

Early organisation of placements is important where possible.  Students in Year 10 are able to take part in one full week of work experience from Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July.  Students in Year 12 are able to book 5 days of work experience at any point during the school year with consent from the school.  All work experience is managed using the Unifrog placement tool and a video on how this works is below.

Parent/Carers can have their own account on Unifrog too, below is the link to a short introduction video.  To sign up select the ‘Been given a sign up code’ option to the right of the Sign In - Unifrog webpage and use Sign up code: TPTNparents2050 (case sensitive). 

Work experience offers many benefits and opportunities.  In particular, it helps students to:

  • Start to develop, and to see in action, the key employability skills of leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication;
  • Improve self-reliance, flexibility and the ability to work with others;
  • Learn about the world of work and gain an insight into the skills and attitudes required by employers.

Work Experience Guidance Booklet

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Labour Market Information

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Career Guidance

All students in Year 11 will have a careers interview during school time before the Sheffield Progress Post-16 application deadline of the 31st January.  The careers interview is with an independent Careers Advisor.  Careers guidance is available to students in Sixth Form on request and students in other year groups may be offered the opportunity before year 11.

We use Sheffield Progress to support our students in their Post -16 course choices and making application after their GCSE’s.  The deadline for applications is to be confirmed.  Please see the guidance below on how to complete an application.

Sheffield Progress Guide to Using the Prospectus

Next Career's Event

To Be Confirmed

Year 11 Destinations 2022

Total number of Y11 students on roll at Tapton:


In learning on 1 November 2022:

258 (96%)


Not known, NEET, moved abroad, or not available for learning:


Full time learning:

Tapton School (sixth form)


Sheffield College


Other sixth forms


Other colleges





            Apprenticeships (employed)


Levels of learning of those engaged in learning (full time, apprenticeships, traineeships)                                                            

Level 3

219 (85%)

Level 2                                  

22 (8%)         

Level 1/Entry

17 (7%)


Subjects/Sectors of full time courses and apprenticeships


A levels


Health and Social Care      




Engineering and Motor Vehicle    


Subject not specified




Art and Design


Applied Science                              


Creative Media and Games Design


Animal Care/Management            




Public Services                               


Performing and Production Arts




Catering and Hospitality


Child Care                                        


Hair and Beauty


Travel and Tourism                         


Link to  YEAR 11 DESTINATIONS 2022

Link to KS5 Destinations 2022