Churston Ferrers Grammar School

Tel: 01803 842289


Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

School Contact

Careers Leader: Mrs Lorraine Barnaby
Careers Governor: Mr Rob Tyler
Email Address:
Telephone Number: (01803) 842289

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at Churston Ferrers Grammar School

At Churston, we have a vibrant community that shares a common view that pastoral support, academic momentum within the classroom and enrichment experiences go hand in hand towards developing and nurturing our pupils’ character, talents and wellbeing.  Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance is an important aspect of student life at Churston and we continually review and improve our offer to reflect the talent and interests of our students.  We aim to provide a progressive programme of meaningful career encounters to raise aspirations and to support our students to make informed decisions about their future educational, training and employment opportunities.  Our parents/carers and wider community also contribute to this aim and, wherever possible, we engage support from employers to bring curriculum subjects to life so that students understand the relevance of their academic and enrichment experiences to their future success.

Relevant Policies 

Our Careers Policy was adopted by the governing body in February 2020. It is next due for review in January 2023. Our Provider Access Policy was adopted by the governing body in March 2019. This policy was reviewed in March 2021. We are very keen for employers to support our CEIAG activities listed in our Provider Access Policy and within the Annual Careers Provision document (link below). Employers who are interested in supporting these activities should contact our Careers Leader to discuss the most suitable opportunity.

Evaluation of Careers Provision at Churston Ferrers Grammar School

The impact of our careers programme is evaluated at several points through the year using the Compass Plus evaluation tool.  This evaluation is overseen by our regional Careers and Enterprise Company – Coordinator (Torbay & Plymouth) and the school Careers Leader and monitored by the Careers Link Governor.  Evaluation is further accomplished through a variety of methods including a range of written evaluation/feedback from pupils, parents, staff and employers.


Review of Careers Provision at Churston Ferrers Grammar School

Click on the following link to get access to the summary of the Annual Careers Provision at Churston Ferrers Grammar School. The Careers Programme is reviewed annually, in July. 

Careers News

Click here for the latest careers news

In keeping with our commitment to provide outstanding CEIAG, we have provided all students with access to the destinations platform Unifrog and we have an active and effective alumni network through the support of Future First. Students are encouraged to use Unifrog, and also Careerpilot, to complement their career research. Churston Ferrers Grammar School is currently a Careerpilot Super User and has established Partnerships with InvestIN and the University of Exeter.

We are grateful for the support and encouragement from employers, both local and further afield. Our pupils have benefited enormously from a wealth of expertise and skills from a wide range of employers, including:

BBH Architects, British Airways, Centrax, Colleton Chambers, Devon & Cornwall Police, Fruition Design, Greenbay Vets, Guardhouse Cafe, Howmet Aerospace, Jamie Winter CABA, Moorish, Paignton Zoo, Rolls Royce, Rowcroft Hospice, Spirent Communications, Suez, Swift Carpets & Flooring, The Royal Navy, the Army, the Royal Air Force, the NHS, the Social Planner, Torbay Council, Torbay Development Agency, Torbay Pharmaceuticals, Whistl, , 

This is not an exhaustive list, but we are grateful to ALL of the employers that have worked with us over the years. We welcome enquiries from others that would be interested in supporting the aspirations of our young people.

Careers Information for Parents/Carers

Careers Activities for Students