Key Contacts

Careers Leader:  Charlotte Gaffigan

Link Governors:  Abigail Marsland and Cheryl Gray

Provider Access: Training Providers, Education Providers and Employers contact Charlotte to organise visits, presentations or meetings

Tel: 01484 504544



Some useful links for teachers

Some useful links for pupils, parents/carers

Careers education at Southgate School 

At Southgate School we provide a rich, varied, personalised and adapted curriculum focused on reducing anxieties and promoting engagement, so that pupils can be challenged appropriately.  One of our aims is to develop pupil voice and personal responsiblity, encourage decision making and choice, to support their readiness for adult life.

The pupils are entiltled to careers education and guidance that is impartial and confidential.  It will be integrated in to their experience of the whole curriculum, based on a partnership with pupils and their parents or carers.  The progamme will promote equality of opportunity, inclusion and anti-racism.

We work in collaboration with C&K Careers. West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, Ahead Partnership, Opus Employer Engagement Services and local businesses to offer our pupils access, and to provide our pupils with opportunities that will help them prepare for adult life.

If any future employers would like to be involved in our school programme please contact Charlotte Gaffigan – Assistant Head  Telephone 01484 504544

The following activities are offered at school as appropriate:

  • Links with the local library
  • Volunteering in the community
  • Volunteering in school
  • Work experience
  • Interview workshops
  • Mock interviews
  • Regular contact with C&K Careers for pupils in Years 10 & 11
  • Visits to places of work
  • Contact with employers

Meeting the Gatsby Benchmark

At Southgate School we plan our careers programme with the Gatsby Benchmark as guidance.  For further information, please follow this link Careers – Benchmarking – Southgate School Almondbury