Careers Guidance


Our Rushey 1-2-3 expectations of Be Kind, Work Hard and Develop your Whole Self means that we have the highest expectation of our students and encourage each individual to develop their full potential. We realise that Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) helps to prepare our students to become valued members of society. We encourage our students to make informed choices guided by a team of experienced Careers staff with the sole aim of enabling them to understand what their options are after Rushey Mead in terms of college courses, training and apprenticeships and to help them develop valuable employability skills.


  • Provide a planned programme of careers activities to which all students from Years 7-11 are entitled and able to access in a suitable format for their needs.
  • Help students to begin planning for their futures and aspire to be the best that they can be.
  • Provide information, advice and guidance (IAG) which is impartial, unbiased and is based on student needs.
  • Follow best practice guidance from organisations including the LLEP (Leicester and Leicestershire Partnership), the CDI (Careers Development Institute) and other professional bodies in line with The Gatsby Benchmarks. The eight Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good career guidance developed to support schools in providing students with the best possible careers education, information, advice, and guidance.

Gatsby Benchmark Results

  • Work in partnership with colleges, sixth forms and apprenticeship providers to ensure all students are able to access education, apprenticeships or training after KS4.
  • Use up to date LMI (Labour Market Information) to help students be fully informed about the ever-changing employment landscape.

Labour Market Information
Looking at future job trends, the area around you, and the different ways in which we work can help you to plan your future career.

Information & Guidance

Parents Information Yr 11

College Open Days 2022-23

The Baker Clause

RMA work closely with local post 16 providers and local higher education providers, both academic and vocational, as well as representatives from a wide range of career sectors to support our students.  If you are an employer who would like to add to one of our events or help us with our careers work?  click here for our Provider Access Policy.

Measuring Impact and Evaluation

We are keen to measure the effectiveness and impact of our careers programme at Rushey Mead Academy and this is done in a number of ways including student destination data, interviews and surveys.

Destinations Data

We are keen to gain feedback from a range of stakeholders including parents, students, teachers and employers. If you would like to give us feedback about our careers programme, please get in touch using the email address below.

Careers Contacts
Nicole Thanki (Careers Leader)
Marie Butler (Careers Adviser)
Sarah Sewell (Careers Administrator) Liz Mee (Careers Administrator)
[email protected]

Updated November 2022. Next review date: January 2023.

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