Students at John Port Spencer Academy are entitled to receive:

  • Clear impartial advice and information about all of the options available, so that they understand what they involve
  • Support and guidance to help make choices and devise a career plan for the future
  • Regular personal support or information on how well they are doing
  • Help to decide what to do when they complete their course, including further learning, training or employment
  • A programme of careers education which helps them to develop skills and knowledge to make choices and the transition to work and learning
  • The opportunity to be involved in making decisions about things that effect their learning
  • An opportunity to set out an individual learning plan, and
  • An opportunity to learn about the world of work.

Careers Support

Careers support is delivered through the enrichment days, subjects across the school, themed events (e.g. Enterprise Days) access to a professionally qualified careers adviser and dedicated registration to specialist careers support services.

National Careers Week – Monday 1st – Friday 5th March 2021

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.

During National careers week, all year groups will receive an assembly and two videos focused on hope and belief. A parent’s guide (provided by is also available to help you support your child in making the right choices to create successful futures after GCSE and sixth form. Our aim is to empower students through CEIAG and world of work experience to make informed choices about their future.

Careers Corner

We provide monthly ‘Careers Corner’ newsletters for our students. Copies of these are available here:


Who to contact at John Port

  • Careers Lead – Mrs Rebecca Lowndes/Mrs Shirley Coulson
  • Careers Advisor – Mrs Shirley Coulson

Thank you to for kindly donating resources to John Port Spencer Academy.