Welcome to Careers Information Advice & Guidance.

Careers education at Nailsea School is delivered in a number of ways and the information below will give you an insight into the careers support available in school.


Nailsea School Careers Programme – an outline of the delivery of careers guidance in school


Policy statement – the Baker Clause, our policy statement for provider access


Nailsea School Careers overview – what to expect from careers provision at Nailsea School


This information is reviewed annually.


Our Careers Leader is Annette Watts.  She is the main contact for any students, parents, employers, education providers etc who would like to discuss careers advice or guidance.  You can contact Mrs Watts on 01275 852251 or awatts@nailseaschool.com

Our independent Careers Advisor is Debra Britton.  She is based in the Careers Office next to Science and is happy to discuss options, courses and careers paths. Lunch and break times are an excellent time to drop in and appointments can be made if needed.  Year 11 and Y13 students are automatically booked in for an appointment.  You can contact Mrs Britton on debra@compasscareers.org.uk



Members of Staff

For information and advice relating to Careers, Work Experience, and Careers Events in school please contact:

Annette Watts – Events Officer and Careers Leader



For independent careers advice please contact:

Debra Britton – Lead Careers Advisor



For student mentoring and careers guidance please contact:

Jeff Morris – Assistant Head of House


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Enhance your Skills and Experiences

Getting great grades is important, but you also need to think about your skills and experiences. Do you participate in clubs or extra curricular activities? Have you represented school? Have you considered voluntary work or a part time job? Do you take on additional responsibilities? What skills and experiences do you have and how can you demonstrate them? Skills and experiences gained now will add to the quality of your CV and future course and job applications.

Make the Most of Careers Information and Opportunities
Throughout your time at school you will have plenty of opportunity to get involved in careers related activities. There are Citizenship focus days on skills and CV writing, work shadowing and work experience weeks, assemblies about options, colleges and apprenticeships and an annual Careers Fair.

Explore Careers Online

A great place for general careers information is Careerpilot which also links in to the National Careers Service. Here, you can explore different types of employment sectors and look at jobs in detail. You will be able to find out about job roles, the work involved and the qualifications, skills and experiences needed for that job.

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