Careers Programme

We recognise the importance of effective Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) for young people and we expect all our students to develop high aspirations and consider a broad and ambitious range of careers. We aim to inspire every student through more real-life contacts with the world of work to help them understand where different choices can take them in the future and we wish to ensure that our students are not restricted by circumstances or location from becoming self-confident, well-educated and enterprising individuals. We work hard across the school in all our lessons and form periods to prevent all forms of stereotyping to ensure that boys and girls from all backgrounds and diversity groups consider the widest possible range of careers including those that are often portrayed as primarily for one or other of the sexes.

We set high expectations, including for the most vulnerable and those with special educational needs and disabilities, so that every student is stretched and acquires the attributes that employer’s value. This will help every young person to realise their potential and so increase economic competitiveness and support social mobility.

We measure our success by our students’ destinations and this is reflected in higher numbers progressing to apprenticeships, universities – including selective universities, traineeships, and other positive destinations such as employment or a further education college. This will help to close the gap in destinations between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and others and increase social mobility of our student population.


Further details of the careers programme can be found in the Richard Rose Central Academy CEIAG policy.

Students can request a meeting with their form tutor or head of year to discuss their career options post 16. Staff from Richard Rose Sixth Form are also available to discuss entry requirements and alternative post 18 pathways and signposting to the Carlisle Skills fair held at The Sands Centre each January. 

Learning more about post-16 options, career pathways and the job market is not just for students –support is available at parents’ evenings over the course of the year to allow parents to discuss their child’s career interests and aspirations.  Staff at Richard Rose Central are also contactable on the following email address:


If you are a parent and would like to find out more about the careers-related support and activities available for your child at Richard Rose Central Academy, then please get in touch, or follow the link below for lots of useful information, advice and guidance from the Parental Guidance website

As a school, we have a statutory commitment to uphold the Education Act 1997 and the recent Technical and Further Education Act 2017, which involves adhering to the Baker Clause that came into force on 2nd January 2018 (

The policy statement from the school explains how providers of technical education, such as alternative 14-16 providers, Further Education colleges and apprenticeship providers can apply for access to speak with our students in Years 8-11 about the various education and training options available to them at 14-16 and post-16, including details of suitable access points within our school calendar and the lead contact at the school who can help to facilitate this. If you have an interest in working with or coming in to speak with our students about any of the opportunities you may be able to provide to them in the future, details of who to contact can be found in our provider access policy. Please do get in touch.

Management of provider access procedure

A provider wishing to get access should contact Georgina Locke (Vice Principal) , Richard Johnson (KS5 Director) or Nocola Whyte on the following: - 01228 822060 - 01228 822060 - 01228 822060

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