What is Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)?

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programmes play a major part in preparing young people for the opportunities and responsibilities they will experience during the course of their working life. They help young people make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers. It is vital that all 11-16 year olds have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices. We strive at all times to conform to the current "best practices" in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance laid down by the government.

Rushden Academy is committed to providing a planned programme of CEIAG for all students in Years 7-11, in partnership with outside agencies (Colleges, TENC 6th Form, Apprenticeship providers, Timely Advice and Universities). Rushden Academy is required to monitor destination data as part of our CEIAG policy. The most recent figures for this are as follows:

  • As of January 2019, 92% of the Year 11 class of 2018 were classed as Participating in Learning.

The careers programme is designed to meet the needs of all students at Rushden Academy. It is personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students' stages of career learning, planning and development. The careers programme includes career sessions, career guidance activities (group work and individual interviews), information and research and other outside agency intervention.

The CEIAG Team

Head of CEIAG: Mr C Botherston

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Head of Year 11: Mrs A Gurnham

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Head of Year 10: Mr S Harris

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Head of Year 9: Mrs S Finney

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Head of Year 8: Mr C Smith

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Head of Year 7: Ms K Monkman

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Head of Year 12 & 13: Mr P Chapman

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Mrs A Bartley-Smith - TimelyAdvice Advisor (Avril is in school at various times during the week)

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Careers Helpdesk Pupils who may want to comment or ask questions in regards to our careers provision at Rushden Academy can now contact a member of the Careers Team by emailing



Rushden Academy

Rushden Academy

01933 350391


KS3 Head of Years

Head of Year 7 - Mrs K Monkman

Head of Year 8 - Mr C Smith

KS4 Head of Years

Head of Year 9 - Mrs S Finney

Head of Year 10 - Mr S Harris

Head of Year 11 - Mrs A Gurnham

KS5 Head of Year

Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

Deputy Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mrs A Owen

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Rushden Academy

Hayway, Rushden, Northamptonshire. NN10 6AG
Tel: 01933 350391
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