Ryedale School

Ryedale School is committed to combining the very best educational provision with high expectations and traditional values. In doing so we challenge and support students both to fulfil their academic potential and become exemplary young people of whom we can all be proud.This unites us in our commitment to ‘Aspire and Achieve’

Our students are given every opportunity to engage in new and fulfilling experiences, from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to the range of trips available during Enrichment Days, there is so much on offer to challenge and inspire our students.Musical performances take place throughout the year, with opportunities for parents and the local community to see our students perform to an exceptional standard.The wide variety of extra-curricular activities complements our engaging and inspirational curriculum perfectly.Sport is an integral part of our school life. Students have access to over 90 clubs and house matches across the school year.We believe that knowledge changes the way we see the world. It is our duty and privilege to show our students the best that has ever been thought, said, made, played and discovered.Our exceptional curriculum identifies invaluable knowledge, skills and big ideas in each subject area.We instil in our students a desire to improve their performance, to broaden their horizons and to think independently.High expectations and traditional values are hallmarks of our school.



Overview of Careers at Ryedale School

At Ryedale School we strive to provide clear careers guidance which must always:

  • Inspire and motivate students to work hard in school, laying the foundations to realise their future plans
  • Balance ambition with realism
  • Offer sensible choices to students who don’t have a specific pathway in mind
  • Support the choices of students who do have a pathway they wish to pursue, whilst making them aware of other options

Ways in which Ryedale School will support the above aims:

At Ryedale School we work hard to support these aims, whilst working towards the government recommended Gatsby Benchmarks to ensure that all students are suitably advised and prepared for life after Ryedale School.

The Careers Programme is reviewed on a regular basis and is currently being reviewed throughout January and February 2022.


Baker Clause Policy Statement

Ryedale School adheres to The Baker Clause Policy Statement, which came into effect on 2 January 2018, stipulating that schools must ensure that a “range of education and training providers” have access to pupils from year 8 to year 13, so that they can be informed what technical education and apprenticeship options are available (UK Government 2018).

Donna Wallis
Assistant Headteacher
Head of Personal Development
Head of Careers

Tel: 01439 771665

Students engage in the following Careers based activities:

We also organise a range of Careers based talks and assemblies, recently these have included:

  • Presentation by a student doctor about the variety of careers available in medicine.
  • Presentation by the Army, Navy and RAF in relation to careers with the military.
  • Local apprenticeship opportunities in North Yorkshire Moors National Parks.
  • Assemblies with an underwater photographer that focused on small business ownership.
  • We endeavor to utilise the skills and knowledge of ex-students, staff, parents and the local community to inspire and raise the aspirations of all students - if you feel that you have something to offer the schools careers programme, perhaps you would like to take a work experience student, attend our careers fair or offer a careers talk or assembly, please do not hesitate to email Miss Wallis.

We deliver a Careers programme, which reflects the recommendations of the Gatsby report and the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks:

  • ‘Good career guidance is critical if young people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them.’
  • ‘Every young person needs high-quality career guidance to make informed decisions about their future.’

The Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance are:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

Provider Access Statement

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