We believe an essential element of careers education, is the partnership between parent/carer and school.  In order for young people to realise their potential and get the best possibly start in life, parents and carers need to have access to valid and valuable information which helps young people to enquire further and explore different sources of information to help inform potential decision-making moments.

Independent Careers Guidance

At Queen Elizabeth High School, we have an independent careers guidance manager (Gill Stephenson).  Although she primarily works with students in Queen Elizabeth High School, we are able to provide students in year 9 or 10 with access to her, developing careers conversations, when necessary.  If you feel that this would be of benefit to your child, please contact Andrew Hedley (Careers Leader) on 01434610300 or email admin@qehs.net.

Our Independent careers advisor is well informed in the current labour market information (LMI).  If your child is at risk of leaving education without entering further education, training or employment, we will seek to work with The Department for Work and Pensions, through the Support for Schools programme to guide on local labour market information and employer expectations.  This initiative seeks to support the school-to-work transition, training for further study, for young people better suited to vocational qualifications, including traineeships and apprenticeships, instead of a traditional academic route, to help inform and allow young people to fulfil their career ambitions.

Labour Market Information (LMI)

Having knowledge of the different jobs and industrial sectors in our economy is an important part of the jigsaw in helping people to make sense of the world of work. There are many different sources of information that you can refer to, to help learn more about different areas of economic growth as well as salary and wage trends. Young people may well go on to make an economic contribution beyond the northeast region. For this reason, it is important that young people know access LMI that exists at national as well as regional or local level.

Queen Elizabeth High School is a Careers Wave Hub school and works closely with the North-East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP). This organisation believes that our region is fantastically placed to make substantial economic contributions.

Our Careers programme seeks to provide opportunities for our students to know more about areas of strategic importance. This has been planned so that students are exposed to these from year 9 onwards. At Queen Elizabeth High School we acknowledge our role in helping to enabling the development of expertise and experience in areas of economic growth.

Why not have a read of these useful documents that help to explain LMI for the north east region.

Destinations Data


% of students staying in education or employment after Key Stage 497949596969699*99*

* Internal Data

DestinationsY11 Leavers 2020/2021Y11 Leavers 2021/2022Y11 Leavers 2022/2023
QEHS Sixth Form209/67% (DP 18/42%)175*/57.7% (DP 9/32%)173/58% (DP 14/49:29%)
Other School/College90/29% (DP 22/51%)99/32.6* (DP 13/46.4%)106/36% (DP 32/49: 65%)
Apprenticeships4/1% (DP1/2%)26/8.5% (DP 6/21.4%)17/ 5% (DP 2/49: 4%)
NEET6/2% (DP 1/ 1%)2/<1% (DP 0%)2/0.6% (DP 0/49: 0%)
Other Education Provider [EOTAS]2/1% (DP 1/2%)1/0.3% (1/DP 3.5%)3/1% (DP 1/49: 2% )
Total311 (DP 43)303 (DP 28)310 (DP 49)

* 6 students repeating a year.


Academic Year2019-20202020-20212022-2023
Progressed on to University70%53%
Deferred University Entry9 students1%
Applying for place in next academic year7 students1%
Art Foundation Course8%8%
Gap Year/Work9%10%
Remaining in sixth form for 3rd Year6%

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Useful Links for Careers Guidance and Advice

If any parent/carer would like to offer any suggestions or if you would like to get involved in our careers education provision, please contact Andrew Hedley (Assistant Headteacher at Queen Elizabeth High School) and Careers Leader for Hadrian Learning Trust on 01434610300 or email to admin@qehs.net.