Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

At Sale High School we recognise the importance of high quality careers education and guidance in motivating and inspiring young people and helping them to make informed choices about their future pathways and careers. We understand that careers education and guidance is an integral strand of a young person’s education and is crucial in raising aspirations, and helping pupils emerge from school more fully rounded and ready for the world of work. Young people want and need to be well-informed when making subject and career decisions. Careers education and guidance is the responsibility of all stakeholders and should involve staff, students, parents and employers.

The designated careers lead for Sale High School is Mr J Williams, Assistant Head Teacher.

To speak to someone about Careers please phone the main school number on 0161 973 2713 (ext 219) and ask for Mr J Williams or email

Our careers advisors are John Plaiter and Eleanor Willett from Trafford Connexions, and they provide impartial advice and guidance. They are based in the school’s Connexions office and are available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. Students can drop in at lunch or break-time to make an appointment.

A careers interview is a confidential conversation. Parents can attend these appointments by contacting the careers advisor at

Access to records of careers and enterprise experiences

We hold detailed records of student participation in careers events and activities, and employer encounters on Compass+, an online planning and monitoring tool provided by the Careers and Enterprise Company. Pupils or parents/carers can request a copy of their individual participation record at any time by dropping into the Connexions office and speaking to our careers advisors, or by emailing or

From September 2022 our pupils will also be making use of the GMACS website and the careers platform Xello to research careers, skills and post 16 / 18 opportunities – on this platform they have the responsibility to add their employer encounters and reflect on them.  We recommend that parents log in with their child at home to support their exploration of careers and future opportunities.

For more focused and specific information on careers please read our Careers Education and Guidance Policy  or click on one of the following links:

SHS Careers Curriculum


Provider Access Policy 

Xello Login

Xello Guide

Labour Market Information



Year 11



Destination Report

September Apprenticeship Starts

Further Careers information

For further Careers information please see