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Careers/Gatsby Project


At Pontypridd High School we aim to provide comprehensive and progressive career and higher education guidance to all of our pupils.

In conjunction with external agencies (such as Careers Wales and RCT Employment Education and Training Team) we support our pupils in many ways. We assist them in exploring their career aspirations and help make informed decisions about subject choices, higher education, alternative pathways and future employment. This ensures that our students:

  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Make decisions about subject choices
  • Understand how their strengths, interests and personality fit together to enable them to make informed decisions
  • Consider university options and alternatives to higher education such as employment and apprenticeships

Our career related learning program is planned and structured using the Good Career Guidance and to meet the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks. These Benchmarks are:

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance

For further information please contact:

Miss R Griffiths (Careers Leader)

email: griffithsr@pontyhigh.co.uk