Careers and Progression

Securing bright futures for our young people

At Horizon, we are deeply committed to delivering high-quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) to enable young people to pursue meaningful careers.

Across Horizon Education Services, we have introduced a team of dedicated Career Leaders to enhance our careers support for students. Their role is to support the delivery of CEIAG across our schools by arranging work experience and encounters with employers and training providers. At Horizon, we believe in early exploration which means every student has the opportunity to develop their career learning skills from primary school up to year 13.

Provider Access

We believe that encounters with employers and training providers are important for our young people and we welcome support from external partners to offer further careers education, information, advice and guidance.

Provider access policies for detailed information on access arrangements can be found on the school's website. However, if you would like to get involved with our careers and progression teaching, please contact our Head of Careers, Chloe Parrett by emailing

Gatsby Benchmarks

We're committed to meeting the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework for school leaders, headteachers, and careers advisors to assess the development of their pupils in employability skills.

Students are offered annual appointments with a Qualified Careers Advisor particularly around key transition points. Students can also request appointments with their career advisors and follow-up appointments are arranged to ensure students are receiving high-quality careers advice and guidance.

Morrisby Careers Platform

Morrisby is an interactive platform which helps students discover different careers, sectors and options for their future.

The platform uses a psychometric assessment of aptitudes, interests, personality and learning styles to make the most accurate career and course suggestions.

Students and staff can record activities and careers related learning on the platform and explore further information on subject choices, apprenticeships and higher education.

Skills Builder Universal Framework

We use the Skills Builder Universal Framework to build employability skills and support career progression in our students.

It breaks the 8 essential skills down into a sequence of steps, starting with absolute beginner through to mastery. Based on the students' current skill level, we start at any of these stages or choose a specific step to focus on.

There is strong evidence that during education, essential skills are correlated with academic achievement, perseverance, self-efficacy and wellbeing, and higher career aspirations and more successful educational transitions.

Our careers education, information, advice and guidance aims to:

  • Equip students with essential self-development and career management skills to prepare them for the workplace.

  • Offer first-hand experiences and foster a clear understanding of the professional world.

  • Enhance students' awareness of the diverse education, training, and career opportunities available to them.

  • Assist pupils to explore the pathways to careers they are interested in, enabling them to make well-informed choices for their future education and/or training.

  • Cultivate a culture of aiming high and ensuring equality of opportunity for every young person.

Support from a Qualified Careers Adviser

Pupils are supported by our Head of Careers, Chloe Parrett, who is a Level 7 qualified Careers Adviser, a Registered Career Development Professional (RCDP) and a member of the Career Development Institute (CDI).

The Career Development Institute (CDI) is the professional body for career development, formed in 2013 to set standards, advocate for and promote high-quality career development for all.

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Horizon Care and Education Group Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales (company no. 06454959)

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