Poole High School has a comprehensive and well established programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance.

We consider it to be an essential and integral part of a student’s learning and we work with a variety of partner organisations to provide the best guidance possible.

We have committed to gain The Quality in Careers Standard. We have incorporated this goal into our school development plan, aiming to provide an outstanding programme of CEIAG activities & guidance which will enable us to address the career development needs of all our students. We have already achieved Stage 1 Certification and are continuing to work towards higher levels as well as demonstrating successful meeting of the Gatsby Benchmarks by which schools measure their CEIAG provision.

Poole High School is keen to forge meaningful relationships with education providers, employers and businesses with a shared vision for the future.We are keen to ensure the students of today become successful employers and employees of tomorrow and welcome collaboration in identifying the skills, qualities and qualifications required to fulfil the ambition and aspirations of our pupils and the needs of your organisations.

We welcome you to pledge support through a variety of means including assemblies, presentations, workshops, work experience, parents evenings and careers fairs. We have a collaborative LinkedIn group where we welcome champions willing to support our CEIAG delivery. Please contact the Careers Lead to request an invitation or to further discuss opportunities to support our students.

Debbie Porter


01202 666988 Ext 299/347

Our Gatsby Benchmarks

Gatsby is the measure by which schools evaluate their careers provision.

There are 8 benchmarks made up of 43 criteria. We are delighted to share that we have successfully demonstrated meeting each of these criteria as of Feb 2020. We are immensely  proud of this, particularly as the average across Dorset stands at 3.2 full benchmarks and furthermore, only 7% of schools nationally have achieved all 8.

Results - Compass

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We very much welcome employer encounters and engagement from businesses and organisations and ask that you consider empowering our young people with your knowledge and expertise from the world of work. These are just some of the organisations that have supported our careers programme whilst talking to students at Poole High School, through our careers fairs, networking events, assemblies and workshops. Please do contact me if you would like to join our expanding network.

Employer Encounters

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PHS Careers Policy