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Careers (CEIAG) 

Preparing students for their next steps is a key part of our role at Monkseaton High School. Providing students, parents/carers and staff with the most up to date careers guidance and information is key to ensure that all of our students can make fully informed decisions about their futures. We offer support to all of our students across all key stages so that they are prepared for adult life and the world of work. Our CEIAG provision is delivered through our curriculum, tutorial programme, drop down days and additional one off tailored events/activities.

MHS Careers Lead: Sean Hay ( or 0191 297 9700.

MHS Governors: Our CEIAG strategy and policy has been formally adopted by our governing body. Our careers link governors Angela Towes and Beverley Oliver.

Click here for our Careers Programme Overview 2023-24 - please note there may be additional events/activities/opportunities added to the programme as they arise across the academic year.

Click here to view MHS Careers policy – ratified by Governing Body October 2023

For tailored advice and guidance please select from the options below;

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Careers Video Hub

Unsure about your future career? Check out the MHS Careers Video Hub

Watch videos from individuals in a range of jobs and careers. Learn about what these jobs and careers involve and the routes you can take to get into them!

These pictures are from our careers events;

NE Skills Carers Event 2019
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Apprenticeship Show 4
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Apprenticeship Show 2
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What are the Gatsby Benchmarks?

In 2014, Lord Sainsbury’s Gatsby Charitable Foundation published a report by Professor Sir John Holman, Adviser in Education at the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, titled “Good Career Guidance.”

The report identified eight benchmarks that are the core dimensions of good careers and enterprise provision in schools. These benchmarks are a central component of the DfE “Careers Strategy” that was published in December 2017 and are what we as a school strive to achieve every day for all students at Monkseaton High.


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. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance


Our Aims at MHS:

  • To help students develop the skills and confidence to make realistic and informed decisions about their futures and to manage the transitions from one stage of their education, training and work to the next.

  • To ensure that students develop the skills and attitudes necessary for success in adult and working life.

  • To make students aware of the range of opportunities which are realistically available to them in higher education and training

  • To equip students with the necessary decision-making skills to manage those same transitions.

  • To develop in students an awareness of the wide variety of education, training and careers opportunities both locally and nationally.

  • To foster links between the school, local businesses and further/higher education establishments.

  • To enable students to experience the world of work and develop transferable skills, for example; independence; resilience; personal learning and thinking skills.

  • To ensure that wherever possible, all young people leave the school to enter employment, further education or training.

  • To maintain a culture of high aspirations.

  • To promote equality of opportunity, embrace diversity, challenge stereotypes and ensure all students who require any extra assistance and guidance to reach their potential


Provider Access Policy

For any providers wishing to request access please click here to view Monkseaton High School’s access policy document (Ratified by the governing body: October 2023).


MHS Destinations

Our careers provision is designed to ensure all students are provided with the the most appropriate CEIAG which they can use to make informed decisions about their future pathways. A key part of our role is ensuring all of our students access the most appropriate destinations after their time with us at MHS, whether that be at post-16 or post-18. Our students progress onto a range of pathways including MHS Sixth Form, other local Sixth Forms/Colleges, Apprenticeships, Universities (UK and USA) and employment. 

Click below for updates on our 2018, 2019 and 2020 Leavers from Connexions;

Leavers 2018

Leavers 2019

Leavers 2020

Further destinations data can be found on the government school's performance website.

MHS Alumni

We are always looking to share the successes of our past students and highlight the career pathways they now follow. These stories and profiles can be very inspiring and eye opening for current students. Showing the diversity of the real world and the job prospects available is key in allowing our students to make fully informed choices about their own futures.

If you have previously attended Monkseaton High School and would like to share your career story please contact Sean Hay at or 0191 297 9700. 

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