Careers Information, Advice & Guidance

The careers information, advice and guidance programme at St Luke’s makes a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

Meet the Team 

Mr Kelly – Head of Post 16 Transition and Employability

Mrs Small – NEET Transition coordinator/ Post 16 Transition

Contact Info For Schools Career


Mat Kelly

St Lukes C of E School

Harts Lane, Exeter


Careers, Post 16 transition and Employability Skills Programme


  • Raise careers aspirations

  • Encourage students to take responsibility for own plans

  • Students to make better informed decisions about their post 16 options

  • Increase the number of students who gain qualifications to access first choice pathways

  • Reduce the figure of students who are NEET

  • Attainment and progress of students following Technical Award courses (Sport/HSC/ICT/Dance/ Catering)


Programme to be delivered via a range of the curriculum opportunities, tutor programmes, Drop down days, specific visits, targeted intervention and PSHE curriculum

Year 7 activities

Drop down day/ ME morning- Record of Achievement

Year 8 activities

Drop down day/ ME morning-

Options evening including Presentation to parents/students

Tutor support and discussion for Options

Subject outlines and careers information in Options booklet

Employer engagement briefings for tech awards (HSC/ P/Arts)

Careers fair

Year 9

NSSW Careers pilot intervention

Drop down day- ROA Information seeking re Jobs.

Design and delivery of Yr 1 Green pathway support re additional leadership and Literacy and numeracy of lowest ability leaners (potential NEET).

Delivery of Year 1 Employment engagement programmes in HSC/P/Arts(dance)

Year 10 activities

Work experience launch evening

Drop down day

BT Bootcamp-Interview skills trip.

National Apprenticeship fair at WestPoint. Aimed at Targeted students.

Next Steps South West- ‘Destination Success’ performance delivered by Enact Solutions. The performance informs young people of the diversity of courses and routes available to them post 16.There is also a supporting workshop (30 minutes) is designed 25 target students from the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) cohort.

Input via tutorial and assemblies. Supported by year 10 tutorial team and Head of Year.

Delivery of Year 2 Employment engagement programmes in HSC/P/Arts(dance)

E mentoring- Next steps south west for targeted students.

Coach bright mentoring

Year 11 activities

Post 16 application and meetings with Exeter College, Careers South West and other post 16 providers

Y11 Parents evening

Careers South West appointments- PP and Vulnerable targeted interview slots.

University of Exeter -Pathways to law programme (PP 5A*-C)

Apprenticeships assembly

National Citizenship Service- Exeter city @ Year 11 parents evening and Assembly

Maynard’s scholarship programme

Exert mathematics school visits and application processes

Delivery of Year 3 Employment engagement programmes in HSC/P/Arts(Dance)

Assemblies from Exeter College,  Maynards, CVCC Kings, NCS Exeter City, Bicton College, Exeter College

Mock results day interviews

Mock results day update of first and second choices, Exeter College support and CSW.

Communication with parents and students of results and eligibility for first and second choice pathways