The Careers Department plays a full and active part in the life of the school

Careers Lead: Mrs S Hughes, Head of Sixth Form, Associate Vice Principal, 01206 576973 or email:

Mrs Hughes is the first point of contact for any questions or suggestions about our careers programme.

The Careers Library is open at all times to students, providing full internet access, specialist Careers software and wide-ranging paper-based resources.

The school employs an independent careers advisor – Mrs Jen Poyser from DIRECTIONS. Student can book an appointment through the Careers Board in the library, the pastoral team or through the following link: CCHSG Careers Appointment (

Students wishing to contact Jen for further advice can email JPOYSER@CCHSG.COM

Students in Years 8-13 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options evenings, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Our policy statement on Provider Access sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

A provider wishing to request access should contact the Careers Leader via telephone: 01206 576973 or email:

An annual review of the information published in the careers section of our website takes place in November.