Careers Information at Beckfoot Thornton

Beckfoot Thornton works with Prospects to give your child careers information, advice and guidance. The Personal Adviser for our school is Cathy Calvert.  Cathy is based in school on Mondays and Wednesdays, in the careers office in the library.  The majority of her time is spent interviewing Y11 students to help them with their career plans for after Y11 – whether it be Sixth form, College or an Apprenticeship.  Cathy also sees a number of younger students, 6th form students and does group sessions.

Although Cathy sends out invites to students they can also ask to see her by completing a ‘Request for Careers Information’ slip available in their Form room or the Careers corner in the Library. Students can also contact Cathy via school email:

It is particularly important that any Yr11 thinking of leaving after GCSEs to do an Apprenticeship sees Cathy as soon as possible.  Prospects can help match students to vacancies, but only if the Personal Adviser is aware that they are looking for work.  It is also advisable that any student in this situation registers with the National Apprenticeship website –

If you, as parents/guardians, wish to attend your child’s careers interview, discuss concerns or request information, Cathy can be contacted at school on Mondays or Wednesdays or anytime by email

Careers Survey

All students can complete the careers survey. Students can click here to take the survey, which will then be forwarded to the careers adviser in school.