It's your future

At The Marsh Academy we are committed to helping you with your next steps, whether that be employment, training or further education.

We offer a comprehensive careers programme for students from Year 7 to Year 13 designed to introduce you to a range of future options and you will be supported every step of the way with a series of one-to-one and group sessions with teaching staff, careers specialists and with our range of external partners from businesses and places of study.

Students in Years 10, 11 and Post-16 are offered a series of careers interviews with our dedicated Careers Advisor and appointments are also available on request. Whether you know exactly what you want to do after school or Post-16 or if you feel you have no idea, you will be supported to find solutions that are right for you.

We also offer a Careers Insight Week in which you will have the opportunity to engage with local and national employers. We have strong links with business leaders and local employees who are keen to give advice and guidance as well as stage mock interviews with students as a way of preparing them for the real life situations they may face.  Additionally, we provide a range of opportunities for you to learn about different college and university courses, professions and apprenticeships through a programme of presentations and discussions with ex-students.

Tracking your progress

As a school, we use CXK as our provider of independent and impartial advice.  They keep a record of discussions with pupils, including information on your aspirations, goals, choices, and any changes to your journey. This is shared with the Careers Team in school with your consent.  As a school we use the Unifrog platform to track and monitor data on the careers opportunities that you have accessed, including information on visitors you have interacted with, visits to external sites, presentations you have been offered from other places of study or employment and curriculum links to careers and further education. We use Compass+ to regularly monitor that our provision is meeting the 8 government benchmarks known as the Gatsby Benchmarks, ensuring that we offer our students the very best career information and guidance.  This information helps to inform our future planning for careers provision.

Further information

Our careers programme is available to view on the left hand side of this page.  However, parents, carers, students, employers and teachers can access the full details of our careers programme offer by contacting our Careers Team via the school (“Careers Team Contact Details” at the bottom of this page).

The school’s careers programme and policy will be reviewed and updated annually.

Our team is made up of experienced and qualified teaching staff who are appropriately trained and skilled in offering a wide, challenging and varied careers programme. 

Role Name Qualifications Contact Details
Career Adviser Miss A Shaw BSc, PGCE

01797 364593
Careers Lead Miss S Cavanagh  


Management of provider access requests Opportunities for access

Our provision includes various opportunities for students to access a range of events. These are mainly integrated into the school’s careers programme and curriculum. These events are therefore delivered internally, with contribution from external providers where appropriate.


Local providers are invited to key, relevant events. Any external providers wishing to request access should contact Miss A Shaw (, our named Adviser, to identify the most suitable opportunity. The academy policy of safeguarding sets out the academy’s approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students.


Once visits have been agreed, the academy will provide appropriate rooming to facilitate the visit, along with any equipment requested by the provider, where it is available. Providers are welcome to provide a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature that will be made available to students in the 6th Form and/or KS3/4 libraries.

You can also find out about employment opportunities and salaries by using the LMI For All website. Click this link to find out more