Careers Programme


In keeping with our commitment to provide students with outstanding careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step after College, we are partnered with Unifrog; an award-winning, online careers platform. All students at Portal House School have access to this excellent website.

Unifrog brings into one place every undergraduate university course, apprenticeship, and college course in the UK, as well as other opportunities, such as School Leaver Programmes, MOOCs and every college at Oxford and Cambridge. This makes it easy for students to compare and choose the best university courses, apprenticeships or further education courses for them. They can also explore exciting opportunities further afield by looking at English-taught undergraduate programmes available in Europe and the USA.

Additionally, the platform helps students successfully apply for these opportunities by using Unifrog to write their personal statement, applications and CVs and guiding them through the process, allowing teachers to give live feedback.


To find out more information about Unifrog please click on the website link below:

CEIAG Careers - What We Do at Portal House

In accordance with the 2018 Department for Education Careers Strategy, Portal House School functions to support each student (designated as SEMH) in their secondary education phase. Focus and support is given so every student has the opportunity to attain an individualised post 16 pathway with the aim for all students to access a suitable career path. Portal House places great importance on supporting and guiding all students in planning their educational and career pathway.  We want students to go as far as their talents will take them and to have a rewarding career.  All staff at Portal House work collaboratively to advise and guide each student on to their desired career choice with the education, information, advice and guidance they require to understand the range of opportunities available to them in today’s economy. If it not possible for them to acquire the skills and qualifications they need to succeed in the workplaces of the future here at Portal House then they are given accurate and up to date, impartial information for them to make the right choices for post 16 development. Using their educational achievements from Portal House as their foundation.  

Our careers provision is influenced strongly by the Gatsby Benchmarks (a framework of 8 guidelines about what makes the best careers provision in schools) so that we as a school can offer the best we can in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

 The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

To measure our progress towards achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks we utilise tools such as ‘Compass’ and obtain feedback from students, staff, parents, employers and Governors throughout the year.

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