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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance


The School delivers an extensive programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) which is embedded across pupils’ education at WHSB.

It does not simply take place as part of bespoke or one-off events, but rather the Careers Programme is delivered through four channels: the Pastoral Programme; PSHEE; curricular activities; and extra-curricular activities.

The School also undertakes regular Compass+ evaluations against the eight Gatsby Benchmarks, in order to review its provision.

Furthermore, the School’s Learner Profile and its seven attributes enable our students to be well-prepared to make informed decisions about their future careers and be in a position to access opportunities, having developed the cultural capital which opens those doors to them:

  1. Be intellectually curious
  2. To have personal integrity
  3. Be collaborative and supportive
  4. Be open to opportunity
  5. Be globally aware
  6. Be an effective communicator
  7. Be a lifelong learner

The School employs a dedicated Careers Advisor, Mr M Atkinson, whose contact details can be found at the bottom of this page.

The School’s Careers and Provider Access Policy can be accessed via the following link: Careers Policy

The School welcomes approaches from employers and businesses who would like to contribute to the School’s Careers Programme. Approaches should be directed to the School’s dedicated Careers Advisor.

Careers Advisor contact details:

Mr M Atkinson, Westcliff High School for Boys, Kenilworth Gardens, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 0BP

Telephone via Main School Office: 01702 475443 Email:


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Virtual Insight studying STEM at University

Careers Curriculum Map


WHSB Y11 and Y13 Destinations 2021 - 22

WHSB Y11 and Y13 Destinations 2022 - 23



  1. A&O Shearman Solicitor Apprenticeships


  1. Where next? - Labour Market Information and Careers Hub Options Booklet
  2. WHSB: Learn Live.  Follow this link and subscribe to our dedicated Careers Page with Learn Live Uk. Their Jobs Live News Channel is an innovative, interactive, moderated online channel that brings jobs, Labour Market Information and employers directly into the classroom or home.  WHSB pupils are able to engage with businesses via a chat function on the site 24/7 (fully moderated and safeguarded) and watch videos and interviews with employers on demand and in real time.  Destinations information has been used to ensure that the most relevant universities and job sectors are accessed via this page which is constantly updated.  Take a look!
  3. Labour Market Information