Careers Advice

Careers Education and Guidance for all year groups is built into the programme for Personal and Social Education and we are working towards achieving all of the Gatsby Benchmarks. We have a number of resources that you can access at our ‘One Stop Shop', and the Careers Leader, Mrs Lucy Kendall can be contacted on the following email: or by telephone on 01952 468400.

Career related policies are currently under review. If you wish to view a policy, please email

To support Careers Education in school, a Careers Convention is held every year and representatives from colleges and local employers are invited to attend to speak with our pupils. We are regularly supported at this event by the Army, Epson, the Department for Work and Pensions, Harper Adams University, TCAT and many others.

The National Careers Service also provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers:

There is lots of useful information to download at the bottom of this page. From planning for leaving in year 11, to links to colleges and apprenticeships as well as university. There are links to a range of career specific websites and online questionnaires to help students think about what jobs they might be suit them best. Please click  Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital-SaTH Education for a brochure outlining the apprenticeships that are available through this NHS Trust.

Finally, we have put together for you a 'one stop shop' for all things career related, where you can, peruse the world of careers, virtual work experience and links to many useful websites, to gain an insight to what's on offer.

Idsall School Careers Adviser

Melanie Lawrence (Post grad dip QCG) is the Careers Adviser for Idsall School and is available in school one day per week, (usually Thursdays). Appointments are available during lesson times and there is also a ‘drop-in’ facility at break time, lunch time and after school. The Careers room is at the 'crossroads'.

If you would like an appointment, please ask at reception and they will pass a message to her. Alternatively, please see her in the Careers room to arrange an appointment or email: You can follow Melanie on twitter at @melcareers for up to date local and national careers information.


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