Here at Saint Martin’s Catholic Academy, we believe it is important to start CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) from Year 7.   Our Careers Leader, Mrs Tones is available to support students from any year group in school regarding their career decisions and to explore with them what opportunities are available to them as they progress through school.  Our aim is to support career preparation and promote work related learning for our students.  We do this via a range of activities including Skills Booklets, Inspirational talks, College/University Visits and workshops.

At Saint Martin’s we are committed to implementing the Eight Gatsby Benchmarks across Years 7 to 11, the benchmarks for which are outlined below:

  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

Careers Leader:                       Mrs Y Tones
Phone No:                                 01455 212386
SLT Link:                                  Mrs R Thompson (January 2023)
Careers Governor:                  Mr L Burton (February 2020)
Enterprise Co-Ordinator:     Nacho Galvez
Enterprise Advisor:                Gillian Brackenbury-Peace


General Review Date of documents – 30th September 2024



The LEBC will provide external Careers Education Service to support Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance delivery within Saint Martin’s Catholic Academy.

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We think Leicester and Leicestershire is an amazing place to live and work.   As one of the most vibrant areas in the East Midlands there is a lot to shout about.  In this section we will start to share information about different industry sectors, careers pathways, types of jobs and lots more for both parents/carers and students.

Quick fact… did you know in Leicester and Leicestershire over 99% of local businesses are micro (0-9 staff), small (10-49 staff) or medium enterprises (who employ 50 to 249 staff).  If that sounds interesting, you could visit the World of Work website which has much more information on the local labour market with easy-to-read facts and figures.


On Tuesday 12th October we took a small group of Year 10 students to De Montfort University to gain an insight into University Life. They got to experience a lecture, visit many areas of the campus, including seeing what student accommodation looks like and completed a group task to design their dream university.


In this section you will get to hear about some of our fantastic former students.  We will share their journey into the world of work or their next steps in education or training.  We are very proud of our alumni and that many give time to come back and talk to our students.
Are you a former student from our school?  We’d love to hear your story and perhaps feature you on our website or invite you to call back to our school and talk about your career pathway.  There are lots of ways to do this but have a look at our Employer Area for some ideas and do get in touch!

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Stoke Golding
Nr. Nuneaton
CV13 6BF


01455 212386

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