Careers Guidance

Welcome to the careers page for students and parents.

Students are entitled to a careers program which will enable them to make informed decisions relating to their education and future Career plans. All students will be supported to become confident, independent, lifelong learners who we hope will achieve their full potential.

The importance of positive and correct careers advice and guidance

Careers advice at Smestow School should prepare our students for the world of life after compulsory education. It will provide access to accurate, relevant and up to date information about pathways to further education, employment or training. Staff will aim to support your understanding of the current labor market and how changes may affect you.

Overview of provision offered

• Form time activities to support employment skills
• Careers research opportunities
• Work experience opportunities

We believe our Careers offer will support holistic development our students

Careers education is important for Self Development, careers survey which will help students to explore opportunities in learning and pathways to work. Careers management will help them to make, review and update any careers plans they wish to follow.

Who can help?

Mrs Hartley – Coordinator of Vocational Learning
Mr. Gummery – Assistant Head Teacher – Head of 6th form
Connexions advisors – appointment can be booked via Mrs Hartley
Parents/Carers – Your involvement is very important, talking with your child about further careers and educational plans can help them through this confusing time.

Any concerns or questions? Please contact Mrs Hartley at


Useful websites

For Students:

National Career Service
UCAS Progress
World of work Black Country

For Families:


pdf-icon-sm IAG for Parents



View our latest prospectus...

View events at Smestow School...

Are you interested in training to become a Primary or Secondary teacher?

Smestow pupil in House of Commons debate

Smestow pupil in House of Commons debate

Smestow was represented on the famous green benches in Westminster when one of our pupils took part in a unique debate in Parliament. Mille Betteridge joined members of the UK Youth Parliament from across the country for the debate in the House of Commons on Friday...

read more

Smestow School's Twitter avatar
Smestow School

One of our pupils had an amazing experience at the House of Commons with @UKYP on Friday. Read all about it here:…

Smestow School's Twitter avatar
Smestow School

Go follow @SmestowPE for up to date results and fixture info...

Smestow School's Twitter avatar
Smestow School

Today, Members of Youth Parliament will debate the 5 topics from the Make Your Mark consultation. The debate will b…

Smestow School's Twitter avatar
Smestow School

Exciting times lie ahead for these two pupils, well done to both of them! Read more here:

Show Media
Tweet Media

arts logo sport-trust
network_logo Leading_Edge-logo