Careers Support

Rachel Watson – Careers Adviser or 01362 697033 (Ext. 203)

Many of you may not be aware that I provide a careers guidance service two days a week for Northgate students and their parent/carers. At present I come in to school on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week. Some Wednesday mornings each month, I am also seeing Sixth Form students at the Dereham Sixth Form College site.

A lot of my work in the Autumn/Spring terms will be seeing Year 11 pupils and ensuring that they receive impartial guidance to help them make informed decisions, about their future options, for when they leave school at the end of June.  All young people leaving school, by law, have to be in some form of education, training or employment with training, up to the age of eighteen.  The earlier you start exploring your options, the better prepared you are by Year 11.

I am also keen to see other students from Year 7 upwards who may want to explore their career ideas and I can also help with option choices in Year 9.  If I cannot see someone in lesson times, I am always available at break and lunch times in the mobile, for an informal chat. I will be able to provide careers information and useful websites to explore.

I attend a number of parents’ evenings and I also have responsibility to organise the Post 16 Options’ evening in October.

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Careers Programme Information

Post 16 Support

Take a look at the video as Mr Oldfield explains your options of continuing into further full time study, an apprenticeship or into work combined with education and training.
Below the video you will see that we have links to some providers with whom we work closely. As well as details of Help You Choose, the information, advice and careers guidance website for young people in Norfolk.

If you require further help and guidance please contact Rachel Watson, Northgate’s Career Advisor, at