We are committed to providing a planned programme of Careers Education, Information and Guidance for all pupils in Years 9-14. This is based within the Preparing for Adulthood model which the school promotes and evaluates for each young person.

We believe that it is especially important for our pupils, all of whom have an Education Health and Care Plan, that Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) permeates the whole school and is of the highest possible quality.

The CEIAG programme will promote equality of opportunity, celebrate diversity and challenge stereotypes.

The policy is guided by the ‘Gatsby’ benchmarks, to ensure best practice and to conform to statutory requirements.

Our Careers Education is overseen by Paul Wilson. Please contact the school through or (01723) 367829 for any further information.

Our Careers Advisor

Our careers adviser is David Keeton. David has been a careers adviser for several decades with a wide experience of work with young people with SEND in schools and colleges as well as parents and carers across most parts of Yorkshire. He is qualified to Level 6 Advice and Guidance having taken the Diploma in Careers Guidance somewhere in the distant past. David is able to provide individual guidance on the range of supported options including post 16 educational provision through colleges and work providers, and also has experience of running careers information events.’

David currently attends the annual reviews of the EHCP, and also provides individual guidance through face-to-face meetings with students in post 16 (mainly in Year 13). This allows students, parents and carers to find out about future education and training choices below as well as signposting to other relevant organisations which may be able to provide support with for example social care.

Following an annual review, a full career action plan is forwarded to parents and carers outlining the choices open to them and reflecting the discussions during the meeting.

These cover the post 19 options educational and training options for students leaving Springhead at the end of sixth form usually requiring an EHCP can including:

  • Personalised Learning College (PLC) based at The Street, Scarborough where students follow an appropriate pathway suited to their individual needs 
  • Foundation Entry Level or higher-level courses at local colleges such as Scarborough TEC, Askham Bryan or Bishop Burton Colleges
  • Supporting Choice -also based at The Street, Scarborough which prepares learners for supported employment.

From the academic year 2024-25, David will attend the EHCP annual reviews by Teams in Year 9 and then in post 16 (Years 12-14) and parents are welcome to contact him through his e-mail address below at any point below if they have any queries at  

We also hold and attend Careers events at both our own Sixth Form and other local schools and colleges. Please contact David for further information on future events.

Our Careers policy can be found on our Policies page and our careers education offer can be found below.