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Careers at The Polygon School

The Polygon School has a comprehensive Careers Plan covering all aspects of our pupils needs from work experience, CV Writing, Interview Techniques and Careers Planning Meetings.

We have a service level agreement with EBP South for Careers Advice to be provided to our pupils from Year 9 to Year 11. We have strong links with local further education (FE) colleges and organise visits through our Work-Skills sessions. Where pupils show interest we also endeavour to set up Taster Days at FE Colleges so that pupils can sample their course before they commit to it to ensure that it is the correct fit for them.

Careers Programme Information

We at The Polygon School value and take huge pride in our Careers Programme and the benefits that it has for our pupils. 

We have an SLA with EBP South who provide our independent Careers Advice and Guidance as well as sourcing work experience placement. With their support we are able to offer our pupils at least seven meaningful encounters with employers in a variety of ways such as workplace visits, employer talks in school, work experience placements and careers events.


For the academic year 2019/20 the schools careers lead is Peter Rooke – Pupil Engagement Officer, The Polygon School, Handel Terrace, Southampton, SO15 2FH. Tel: 023 8063 6776.


A copy of the 2019/20 bespoke Careers programme can also be found in this section on the school website and is available to access by all stakeholders. We hold an SLA with EBP South who provide independent careers information, advice and guidance. This information is provided to all pupils from Year 7 – Year 11. Information is also provided to parents via two parent information days (Target Setting/Review Days) held each academic year.

The school measures their progress against the Gatsby benchmarks. We do this via the Compass self-assessment tool. This system logs our progress against the benchmarks annually and allows us to evaluate our progress and identify areas for improvements.

We are next due to review our Gatsby Benchmark progress in May 2020 and will publish a link when this is completed.

Our next Careers Plan for 2020/21 will be published in July 2020.