Ralph Allen has the Employability Chartermark for the strength of its careers education.

Our Teacher in Charge of CEIAG Education is Mrs Ellie Brown and our Careers Advisor is Mrs Donna Gillmore. Contact details: 

Mrs E Brown   (Wednesday – Friday)   

Mrs D Gillmore (Wednesdays)


Introduction to the Careers Programme

We aim to manage and co-ordinate arrangements for effective careers education, information and guidance for all students.  This is achieved by:

·         A structured programme of careers education for Years 7 - 11

·         Careers interviews with a Careers Co-ordinator from Year 10 upwards

·         Careers resources and links to relevant websites on the school website

·         Offsite trips to local business

·         Trips to colleges and universities to experience/learn about different courses

·         Drop-in sessions for quick queries and help with research on Wednesdays break and lunch-times

·         Assemblies from; local college lecturers, apprenticeship professionals

·         Careers Advisor available at Parents' Evenings for Years 9-13

Events and activities for 2016-17

Year 9 

Future First (alumni organisation) - Choices boost workshops, November 2016

PSHE lessons Terms 3 and 4 2017 on how to choose the best options for your future

Year 10

CURO construction visit, new Mulberry Park site visit, October 2016

Work experience - preparatory PSHE lessons Terms 1 and 2  (Work experience week is Monday 10-Friday 14 July 2017)

Years 11-13

CURO construction visit, new Mulberry Park site visit, October 2016 

ICE (Informal Careers Event) November 2016 (see photos on the right)

Bath Spa University trips -  for those interested in business (Jan 2017) or teaching courses (July 2017)

Bath University Study Skills Day - for Years 11 and 12, March 2017

Future Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair, Bath College, March 2017 at the Guildhall, Bath

Inventing Futures programme, Year 11

Interview practice and CV writing guidance


Whole school event

National Careers Week, 6-10 March 2017 - watch this space!