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Careers Education

Welcome to the Blue Coat careers webpage.

Our Independent Career Adviser - Bright Future Careers Guidance is Sarah Murphy (01922 720558)

Sarah is in school Tuesdays and Fridays with drop in sessions available at lunchtime.
You can find the Careers Adviser in the Careers Room which has now relocated to the end of the Science corridor.


Virtual Platform/ Careers Learning Journey

The LaunchPad can be used to complete your personality profile and find potential future careers. The platform can also enable us to share opportunities that may be of interest to you for your chosen career. This will enable you to track your careers learning journey over time. 

To sign up:




Aspiration Raising

As part of our aim to raise student aspirations we have invited specialist speakers in to talk about future options and next steps.

This year we have had visits from:


Work Placement

All Y12 students will have the opportunity to take part in a week of work experience. A fantastic opportunity to enable them to try out the sector they may be interested in pursuing a career in or to help decide or rule in or out potential choices.


Take Over Day

2019 saw Take-Over Day continue to grow. A day where students get to have their say and support the staff in running the school. 84 student applications and lots of excitement and enthuisiasm about the application process and being part of the day. Some fantastic feedback from staff and students and as part of this day we we're able to complete a live streamed broadcast from the World Skills Show in Birmingham where they explained the following industries: Engineering, Business, Media, Retail and Emergency Services.

2019 take-over report is available to read here


Help, guidance & support:

The links below may help you when it comes to preparing for your next steps, click on the following links for more information:

State of the Region – West Midlands Combined Authority
Guide to the Labour Market in the West Midlands
National Careers Service

Further details regarding careers at Blue Coat Church of England Academy can be found in our Provider Access Policy (see Academy Policies.)