Careers Information

Our Careers Leader is Mrs Rebecca Ruddock and our careers lead Governor is Ian Ahern.

Our offer

We deliver an exciting careers programme through our Life Skills lessons in years 7-10, through regular assemblies, within form tutor time and through linked events, such as:

  • Careers fair
  • Mock interviews
  • Visits to local colleges and apprenticeship providers

We work alongside Halton Careers Education Service to ensure our students get bespoke individual careers, advice and guidance interviews with our advisor(s).  Our Key Stage 4 students also complete a two week work experience placement usually in June. 

Gatsby benchmarks

There are eight Gatsby Benchmarks which every school promotes as part of their careers, advice and guidance offer. We are proud to report that we satisfy 100% of the benchmarks, these are:

  • Offering a stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each student
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further higher education
  • Provide personal guidance

All students strive to achieve our ten Sandymoor pledges; to maximise their experience of enrichment as well as achieving all eight of the Gatsby benchmarks.

Liverpool City Region Careers Hub

For more information about what a great honour it is to be part of Liverpool City Region Careers Hub click here or use the links below for more information on the data we collect

  • We satisfy 100% of the Gatsby Benchmarks
BenchmarkHow we meet it
A stable careers programmeEmbedded within each programme of study are links to appropriate careers. Careers, advice and guidance information is also delivered via our Life Skills curriculum.
Learning from career and labour market informationAnnual careers fair.
Accessing our website and careers notice boards / library.
Addressing the needs of each studentEvery student is afforded at least one opportunity to meet with our Careers Advisor through our Halton SLA.
Links curriculum learning to careersEmbedded within each programme of study are links to appropriate careers. Careers, advice and guidance information is also delivered via our Life Skills curriculum throughout all years.
Encounters with employers and employeesWork experience placements are arranged for all year 10 students.
Careers fair is very well attended by over 40 providers.
Visits and trips to work places such as Vistry and Bloor Homes.
Experiences of workplacesWork experience placements are arranged for all year 10 students.
Careers fair is very well attended by over 40 providers.
Visits and trips to work places such as Vistry and Bloor Homes.
Encounters with further and higher educationVisits from and to HE and FE providers, such as, sampling days at Riverside and Cronton and trips to Universities such as Liverpool.
Personal guidanceEvery student is afforded at least one opportunity to meet with our Careers Advisor through our Halton SLA.

Our careers strategy is reviewed yearly. The latest review was conducted in October 2021.