Gordano School

Gordano Careers

Gordano is a very successful school with high academic standards, a strong and caring pastoral system and an excellent range of extra-curricular opportunities.

Throughout their time with us, we ensure that students receive support and guidance with a comprehensive and varied Careers Education. 

Careers education at Gordano School is delivered in a number of ways and the information below will give you an insight into the careers support available in school.


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Careers Guidance and business links

Our careers advisers and progress mentors work with each student to make sure that strong pathways have been established and those leaving school continue to be tracked and given access to the best possible advice. Our work to prepare our young people for success in the future is supported by our Business Partnership.
More than 100 local and national employers work with us to provide work shadowing,
practice interviews and information about their businesses to our students.

Meet the Careers Team

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We will help you develop the awareness, experience and skills needed to thrive through your Sixth Form career and beyond.

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Gordano Sixth Form

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Our results and student destinations ensure we enjoy a leading reputation in the region and are nationally recognised for the quality of our provision Post-16.

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As part of our commitment to informing our students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeship and vocational education providers to speak to students. 

Click here to view our Careers Programme and Provider Access Policy (PAL) Statement.


If you would like to get in touch we would be delighted to hear from you.  

Telephone (direct line):01275 842606

Alternatively, contact a member of the team below:

Jeanne Fairs
Careers Lead & Head of Sixth Form
Georgina Van Den Eeckhaute Jones
Curriculum Link for Careers
Lisa Gardiner
Careers Adviser
Sue Jones
Careers Adviser

Careers Programme

A comprehensive and evolving programme of careers education, independent information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) takes place from Year 7 to Year 13.

Work Experience

An opportunity for Year 10 pupils to gain experience of the workplace.  Assists with social development, occupational awareness and provides evidence of transferable skills for future CVs, personal statements and interviews.  

Year 8 Guided Choices

We are proud to have a very large range of options available so that each student can follow a set of courses that are best suited to them. We are committed to ensuring that students enjoy their experience of learning in Years 10 and 11.

Year 10 Mock Interviews

We hold a Mock Interview Day for all Year 10 students. Students will write a covering letter and CV, experience a formal interview and receive employer feedback.

Teatime Networking Events

Industry experts and school Alumni are invited to chat informally with students about their job or profession.  Topics have included science, creative industries and engineering.

LSP Business Partners

Employer engagement is a key aspect of our Business Partnership and can include: mentoring activities, work experience, guest speakers, links to alumni, careers fairs and networking events.