The South Devon High School Careers programme has been developed in consultation with the South Devon High School Senior Leadership Team, Governors and Heads of Tutorial and Learner Progress having been informed by pupil and employer feedback. The programme aims to fulfil Gatsby Benchmarks and meet Careers Development Institute framework elements including Self-Development, Careers Exploration and Career Management.
Each vocational subject at South Devon High School offers a range of activities including attendance to external events, participation with community projects, visits from industry experts, and work experience opportunities and LMI in the specific sector. These activities are informed by regular sector focus group meetings with industry leaders, research and staff undertaking Continuing Professional Development.

Click here to view the programme for 2019/20

Open Events Speak to industry experts from a broad range of sectors and education professionals for advice on career pathways, training and progression opportunities.
Parent Information Events An opportunity to find out more about SDHS and the curriculum it offers to pupils at Key Stage 4. An opportunity to meet staff from a variety of curriculum areas and understand the pathways to achieving your career goals. Helpzone are also in attendance to provide impartial careers advice to all Year 9 pupils.
One-to-One Appointments An opportunity to find out more about the School, applications process and options with the Head or Deputy Head of the High School. This will also include an offer of a Personal Guidance appointment with Helpzone to look at curriculum pathways to careers.
Taster Day An opportunity for students to have tasters of the options available and experience a day in the life of a South Devon High School student by accessing the facilities and meeting staff.
Pre-Entry Personal
Guidance Meeting
A chance for Year 9 pupils to find out more about career opportunities and available pathways to achieving their career goals.
Personal Guidance Appointments All Year 11 pupils attend a one-to-one appointment with a member of Helpzone for impartial careers advice and support with course applications and future career paths.
What is LMI? Labour Market Information tells us what jobs are available and where. It also covers additional information such as average salaries, skill requirements and number of current or projected vacancies. It helps inform the career planning process if young people have exposure to many possible careers options including those which don’t yet exist.

Please click the links below to access a range of useful LMI sources:

Future First Alumni If you are a previous South Devon High School pupil or South Devon College student, we really want you to join our alumni network. Your input and advice is valuable and can really support our current pupils to make informed decisions about their career pathways. Register today by visiting

For more information contact [email protected] or call 01803 540332