Careers Department


The Careers Department at Queen Ethelburga’s is staffed by a qualified and experienced team of professionals. 

The careers team provide support and guidance for all students when planning for their futures. Students receive careers education throughout their time at QE through Personal Development lessons and from visiting speakers. They are able to visit the Careers Department for individual meetings and to receive information on career options. Further up the school, a comprehensive programme exists to support students with university and job applications to maximise their chances of success.

The school’s Careers Programme embeds equality and diversity considerations throughout, encompassing every aspect of the Gatsby Benchmarks for Careers Education.

Careers Education

QE Careers Fair King's Magna 2019

QE Futures: Our Careers Programme

Students at Queen Ethelburga’s engage in different activities to help to Introduce, Inspire, Reinforce and Prepare them for their future. 

Lessons are delivered at an age-appropriate level to ensure understanding and growth of knowledge as they progress through their career journey.


Chapter House KS2 Class


During Key Stage 2, we introduce students to different career possibilities and begin to explore with them what it means to have a career.


Annual QE Careers Fair


At Key Stage 3 we inspire students to take their first steps towards their future career planning. The focus moves from understanding their own skills, qualities and values, to linking these with GCSE decisions and possible careers.



In Years 10 and 11, QE Futures works to reinforce previous learning, building on experiences in King's Magna to help move froward with career planning. In addition, all students are offered a one-to-one careers interview to personalise their experience and help develop individual action plans.



As students begin their final years in general education, we offer support to prepare them for their Post-18 decision making. We encourage students to be aspirational in their goals and provide the help and guidance they need to give them the best chance of success.

The Careers Team

Meet the Team

Ms K. Flaherty - SLT Careers Link and Deputy Head of King's Magna School

Mrs S. Dobson - Careers Adviser

Miss A. Chambers - Careers Adviser

Mrs L. Fassnidge – Work Experience Lead 

Contact the Team

The Careers Department can be contacted on:

Join Us

We are always looking for parents, employers, businesses and alumni to support our Careers Programme. This could be through:​

  • Speaking to our students​

  • Offering work experience placements ​

  • Holding a stand at our Careers Fair​

Please get in touch by emailing if you would like to discuss how you may be able to support our students and their future career choices.​