Careers Strategy

The Government’s Careers Strategy aims to make sure that all young people in secondary education access a programme of advice and guidance that is stable, structured and delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience.

At Severndale Specialist Academy, we use the Gatsby Benchmarks to measure the quality of our provision.

The contact for Severndale Specialist Academy’s Career Strategy is Laurence Riley, who can be contacted by telephone on 01743 563260 or via the following email:

Meet the Careers Team!

Laurence RileyAssistant Principal & Careers Leader
Tracey MullinderBusiness Manager
Sarah DownesAssistant Business Manager
Karen JonesWork Experience / Careers Administrator
Catherine McCarthyCareers Advisor
Edwina McQueenEnterprise Advisor
Monika CooperLink Trustee for Careers

Please see the link to the careers strategy information below:

Careers Strategy 2021-22 (Draft)>

Strategic Careers Plan April 2021 >

Please see the link to the Provider Access Policy

Provider Access Policy 2021-22 (Draft)>

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Useful Information and resources

National Careers Service 

National Citizenship Service (NCS) 

 Amazing Apprenticeships 

 Find an apprenticeship Gov.UK 

Milkround for School Leavers 

Preparation for Adulthood Website   

LMI (Labour Market Information for All) 

Severndale Sixth Form 


Shrewsbury Colleges Group   

The Careers & Enterprise Company 

SEND Barclays Life Skills 

Good Careers Guidance 

Learn Live  

Target Careers 


The SEND Gatsby Benchmark Toolkit