Positive Steps - School Closure Information

To ensure young people have access to the best advice 'Success at School' have made the electronic versions of all 18 of the Career Subject Guides free for families and Learners  to access from home. Please click here to access them.

Positive Steps will be working hard to engage with young people and parents to continue to offer support career information and guidance.

This includes:

  • Telephone and video conferencing where possible
  • Development of information videos for young people highlighting help and support available to young people
  • A duty system each day where advice and guidance can be accessed
  • Support for young people and families who need advice regarding  progression to Education, employment and training

Please contact Caroline Batty the school's Positive Steps Careers adviser using carolinebatty@positive-steps.org.uk or Tameside Positive Steps on 0800 484 0407 or 0161 621 9292 in the first instance. Caroline will endeavour to support, with the priority being given to  Year 11 and Year 10.

Support and guidance from Positive Steps

Careers Information

Inspiring IAG Banner.pngRayner Stephens High School is committed to providing high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance to every student. We have a sharp focus on careers and the guidance we offer is tailored to the needs of the individual student to promote self-awareness, decision making, employability skills, and independence whilst raising aspirations. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities which are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development. Students are entitled to CEIAG which meets professional standards of practice and which is person-centred, impartial and confidential.  Our aim is for all students to leave Rayner Stephens High School equipped with the skills and knowledge required to support their entry into further education or employment. All young people need a planned programme of activities to help them choose 14-19 pathways that are suitable for them and to be able to manage their careers and sustain employability throughout their lives.

Quality in Careers Standard

This is awarded by Inspiring IAG which is a Licensed Awarding Body for the national standard.

National Careers Service

Download an introduction to Careers from the National Careers Service from here.

Careers Contacts

Miss Caroline Batty is the Careers Advisor from Positive Steps in school and is available for any career queries. Caroline is in school all day Monday and Thursday mornings. The careers office is located in main reception. 

Miss Heap is the Lead Teacher for CEAIG at Rayner Stephens High School.

Email: j.heap@rshs.spt.ac.uk

Policy for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Careers & Guidance - Documents and Information

Useful Links

Careerometer Widget

Careers Information

National Careers Service – Job Profiles

National Careers Service – Skills Health Check

Plotr - https://www.plotr.co.uk/

Careersbox - http://www.careersbox.co.uk/

Icould - http://icould.com/

Notgoingtouni - http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

Career Zone - https://successatschool.org/careerzones

SACU - https://sacu-student.com/

allabout School Leavers - https://www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/

Industry Specific Information

Each job sector or industry will have a link to a skills council and possibly also a professional body, royal institute or society. These are places you can go to find out more information about jobs, careers and training in that sector.

Visit our Sector Skills Councils & Professional Bodies page (Link to Sector Skills Councils Page)


National Apprenticeship Service - https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Labour Market Information

Career Point - http://www.careerpoint-gm.co.uk/

University Information

UCAS - https://www.ucas.com/

Russell Group - http://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/

Prospects - http://www.prospects.ac.uk/

Fulbright Commission - http://www.fulbright.org.uk/

Stamford Park TrustIQMTeacher Development Award