Careers Information

Careers advice, information and guidance underpins everything we do at Royds Hall, whether it is student leadership, teaching and learning or the pastoral structure, our core message is ‘what skills, qualities and attitudes are you developing to succeed in the world of work?’

We want every child to leave our family prepared for a life in modern Britain and learn to thrive on new challenges and raise their aspirations, whether that is through higher education or the work route.  All advice, information and guidance is tailored to individual needs and based up on current labour market information to ensure students are informed of the best possible options for them.  See below for our comprehensive careers programme.

In careers we appreciate some students will need more help and support than others to make a successful transition on leaving year 11. We therefore work closely in school with the SEN staff, Learning Mentors and Community Progress Leaders to help to offer appropriate support to students.

Our careers adviser in school is Philippa Barker.  She works with students in years 8 – 11 providing career – related and impartial information, advice and guidance. She can help with career planning and signpost students to a range of support services for young people.

Philippa offers a drop-in service for any student at break or lunchtime where they can come along to request an appointment or ask a quick question. She is available in the ILC office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There is also a careers section on Royds Hall Moodle with links to useful careers websites.

If parents / carers would like to attend careers meetings or have questions, please do not hesitate to phone Philippa in school or use this email address

We are constantly reviewing our careers provision and looking at new ways to support our students with their goals and aspirations. We are currently working towards meeting the nationally recognised Quality in Careers Standard.

Our careers programme and policies are continuously reviewed to ensure we are meeting all statutory responsibilities and ensuring our students have the best possible information and advice on their future goals. We measure the impact of our service through our destination data, student voice and parent voice. You will find links to the results of both our parent voice and student voice here on our website.  The destination figures will be available as soon as the official data is published.

Updated information on our policy and careers programme will next be published in September 2019 .

Should you have any queries regarding our careers provision please contact Miss L Johnstone Assistant Headteacher in charge of Careers by e mail or telephone 01484 463366.

Effective advice and guidance about future educational and career choices contribute well to the high proportion of Year 11 pupils that remain in education, training or employment.
Ofsted 2017