Dear Parent/Student,

‘Good career guidance is the key to social mobility: It is about showing young people – whatever their social and family background – the options open to them, and helping them make the right choices to set them on the path to rewarding future careers.’ (Good Career Guidance – Reaching the Gatsby Benchmarks)

Welcome to our careers service which we intend will help all students to make informed decisions about their next steps in education, training, work placement with training and apprenticeship. You will find access to useful websites using the link below, which will provide information and contacts with relevant providers on the pages ahead.

Links to national and local information websites

During the course of the year we will be aiming to expand the site to ensure that all relevant information is included and available for you.  Please feel free to request that specific information be made available on this site and we will endeavor to make it possible. In the first instance please contact us at enquiries@penkvalley.co.uk

In order to ensure that our young people receive the right careers guidance, we purchase expert, independent and impartial careers education and guidance from Entrust Education.  Our Entrust adviser is Level 6 accredited by the Matrix Standard for impartial careers information, advice and guidance.

Our Careers Leader is Mr Tapp, Headteacher. He can be contacted via enquiries@penkvalley.co.uk or by telephone on 01785 788400.

You can download a summary of our careers programme for this academic year below. This will give you an overview of the details of careers provision we offer. This is an annually produced programme and will be reviewed and updated for September 2019 for the following academic year.

Careers Information Advice and Guidance Programme 2018


Fast Tomato Log-On

Fast Tomato is one of the most popular online careers guidance services for teenagers and has helped millions of students explore the many different career opportunities open to them. It’s used by hundreds of schools nationwide and is accurate, relevant and easy to use helping students get the most from their career guidance.

All of our students should log onto this website at home or at school – it’s a very useful tool when making important career choices.

Students should log on to Fast Tomato using their username and password which is available from House Tutors or Student Reception. They will then need to complete a questionnaire, taking about 10 minutes and then will be able to access masses of useful information.

Click here  to see our Provider Access Policy.