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Taverham High School NEET

Year NEET Percentage
2018 1.48%
2019 1.90%
2020 1.64%
2021 0.92%
2022 1.14%

 Norfolk Schools NEET

Year NEET Percentage
2018 1.98%
2019 1.93%
2020 2.61%
2021 1.36%
2022 2.25%

Your subject teachers

If you are unsure of where your subjects could lead you please speak to your subject teachers. Each department in the school has a resource with lists of just some of the potential jobs which use the skills and knowledge you learn in school. If there is no-one in the department who can answer your questions they will suggest you make an appointment with Mrs Warwick.

Taverham High School Careers Service

You can access the careers section of the library, where there is a fantastic range of resources.

Contact Mrs Warwick to make a careers appointment via a_warwick@taverhamhigh.org


Careers information, advice and guidance is an important part of the school curriculum and at Taverham High School we endeavour to give all students from age 11 to 18 years the opportunity to develop an awareness of pathways and make informed choices based on personal aspirations. There has never been a time when careers guidance has been as important for young people as it is today. The landscape of education, training and employment opportunities that students need to navigate is more complex and more challenging than that faced by previous generations.

At Taverham High School we work hard to ensure all students achieve their personal best. In careers education, this translates as every student making the right choices for their progression. We support students in making well-informed decisions by providing access to differentiated, impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of options (including academic, vocational and apprenticeships) that are most likely to help them to achieve their ambitions. By helping students with decisions at crucial stages, informing them of all their options and introducing them to the world of work, we aim to prepare them for the world of work whichever pathway they choose.

We have several events throughout the year which form part of the school’s careers programme. We offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers.

Taverham High wants all our students to have a successful future and to be inspired by the world of work. We seek your help to enable our students to have multiple opportunities to learn from you about work, employment and the important skills that are valued in the workplace. If you would like to support the school through a range of enrichment activities / opportunities, please contact Mrs Warwick Careers lead by email: a_warwick@taverhamhigh.org

Our belief at Taverham High School is that all students are entitled to careers information, advice and guidance which is:

  • independent and impartial
  • accessible to all students
  • structured and forms part of a students' overall education
  • recognises the contribution of other groups to this process
  • respects the confidentiality of personal information

Students in Years 7-11 receive specific careers elements within personal development lessons.

Our careers lead within the academy is Mrs Arlene Warwick who can be contacted on 01603 860505. She is Level 6 qualified in Careers Guidance and Development.

Gatsby Benchmarking 

Taverham High School is fully committed to embedding the Gatsby Benchmark for good careers guidance. These 8 Benchmarks are the foundation of our Careers Programme. Our provision is inspected and audited by the Careers and Enterprise Company using the Compass Careers Benchmark Tool. This tool is used by schools and colleges in England to support the analysis and evaluation of careers activity against the eight benchmarks of best practice. 

The eight Gatsby benchmarks are:

  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

Taverham High School is also working in partnership with The New Anglia Careers Hub and Hannah College Enterprise Coordinator (Broadland)

Provider Access Statement

Please find our Provider Access Statement attached in the Featured Content dropdown box.

This sets out the Academy’s arrangements for ensuring our students have access to information on a wide variety of education and training providers (in compliance with the legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997).

The school will make a suitable space available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available ICT and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Advisor and possibly the IT team.

Provider Access Legislation

In January 2023, the updated provider access legislation (PAL), previously referred to as "The Baker Clause" comes into force. The updated legislation specifies schools must provide at least six encounters with approved providers of apprenticeships and technical education for all their students:  

  • two encounters for pupils during the first key phase (Year 8 or Year 9) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend 
  • two encounters for pupils during the second key phase (Year 10 or Year 11) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend 
  • two encounters for pupils during the third key phase (Year 12 or Year 13) that are mandatory for the school to put on but optional for pupils to attend 

The new legislation will become a key mechanism to further help learners understand and take-up, not just apprenticeships, but wider technical education options such as T-Levels and Higher Technical Qualifications.  

At Taverham High School we are keen to support providers and our students to meet and evidence this updated requirement meaningfully as part of our wider progressive careers' programme.

Careers Programme Details

Our careers programme encourages students to be ambitious, broaden their horizons and explore their own career aspirations throughout their life at school.

The programme develops student’s confidence and independence, it aims to remove barriers to ensure students’ readiness to take their next step in their learning or career. This is delivered during Personal Development lessons and the objectives for the careers programme are as follows:

  • helping students to understand the changing world of work
  • facilitating meaningful encounters with employers for all students
  • supporting positive transitions post 16 and post 18
  • enabling students to develop the research skills to find out about opportunities
  • helping students to develop the skills, attitudes and qualities to make a successful transition into the world of work
  • encouraging participation in continued learning, higher education and apprenticeships
  • supporting inclusion, challenging stereotyping and promoting equality of opportunity
  • contributing to strategies for raising achievement, particularly by increasing motivation

In addition to this, events are held throughout the year which include a variety of activities, visits and events tailored specifically for each year group. These include lessons and workshops integrated into the curriculum, assemblies, guest speakers, work experience schemes, practice interviews with real employers, external visits, further and higher education / training provider talks, careers fairs and apprenticeship talks.

Labour Market Information (LMI)

It is important for every student, parent and carer to be aware of and make use of Labour Market Information. This can help to prepare students for decisions on future study and potential job sectors. LMI is updated regularly and shows trends and opportunities to support students in a successful future career.

To learn more about the most up to date local Labour Market Information click here


Careerometer is provided by the LMI for All service. It is an easy way to gain access to labour market information. It is being widely used  by career organisations and services, as well as schools, colleges and universities. 

The Careerometer widget provides access to a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects.

The data is organised by occupation: simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can compare up to three different areas of interest.

Impact Measurement, Assessment and Destination Data

We continually measure and assess the impact of our programme on students in various ways, such as student, parent and tutor surveys, as well as inviting feedback from employers who get involved in activities. We also use destination data obtained from Post 16 colleges to monitor trends about where our students move onto. 


We always like to hear how our past students are getting on and would love to see them back at Taverham High School, delivering talks and sharing their experiences with our current students.

Alumni students: please contact Mrs Warwick a_warwick@taverhamhigh.org

Careers - Information for Employers

Taverham High School wants all our students to have a successful future, to be inspired by the world of work! We need you to enable our students to have multiple opportunities to learn from you about work, employment and the important skills that are valued in the workplace.