‘I am a Holy Trinity pupil and I can achieve anything!’


At Holy Trinity we are passionate about ensuring that our students are achieving, ambitious and informed pupils who have high aspirations with a desire to succeed in their future lives. Careers Education at Holy Trinity is taught and covered through a variety of curriculum and additional opportunities. It develops students’ knowledge and understanding of the world of work across all sectors, learning how their studies prepare them for careers and giving insight into possible directions.

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG) focuses on the individual student, supporting them in making the right choices based on their talents, enthusiasms, aspirations, ambitions and abilities. Our aim is to ensure that students are fully aware of the many options and pathways, which are open to them as they progress further. CIAG is delivered through our own expert and experienced Careers Adviser who is available in school. The careers adviser provides 1:1 guidance interviews for Year 11 and year 10 as well as drop in sessions, assemblies and attendance at all parent’s evenings.


We provide a stable careers programme delivered during form time at both KS3 and KS4. Students receive frequent weekly inputs as part of their form time schedule. Careers are also prominent during enrichment weeks as well as delivered during our PSD programme for. The aim is to offer a range of lessons and events that inform and enable students to make well-informed decisions about their future. At KS4, Careers is delivered in a variety of forums, including additional Careers focussed days, dedicated subject specialism lessons, guest speakers, opportunities to engage with a range of employers and higher education opportunities both in house and via a range of visits and experiences.


The Careers Team at Holy Trinity are working hard to ensure our students have the best impartial careers advice and guidance that they need. Our aim to ensure your child aspires and moves on into a suitable destination. That destination can be at a local college,  6th form or onto the right level Apprenticeship. Whatever they decide, we aim to support their decision and help them grow.



Key Contacts:

Career Lead- Miss Backhouse abackhouse@holytrc.bham.sch.uk

Lead Governor for Careers- Mrs Grant  grantl@ilsley.bham.sch.uk


Enterprise Advisor- Sue Fielding

(Managing Director of Gordon Franks Training Ltd (Birmingham)) 

I left school and decided not to go to university but to go straight into work.  

I have worked in the Work Based Learning sector since 1991; this followed a career in Retail management with two leading high street retailers. I began my career in training as a retail assessor at Gordon Franks Training in 1991 and was soon promoted to Business Development Manager, supporting small to medium sized businesses put systems in place to support staff training. 

In 1999 I set up a consultancy business supporting other work-based learning providers develop their quality of teaching and assessment practices.  

In 2012 I became Managing Director of Gordon Franks Training Ltd with a high expectation to improve all aspects of teaching and learning and to move the business forward. As part of my role now , I work closely with schools to support them with their careers advice and guidance and educate students about the learning pathways available to them when they leave school. My message to all students is that no matter what grades you get at school you can always achieve your goals by working hard and believing in yourself 

I am really looking forward to working with Holy Trinity Academy and assist in making a difference for their students.   


Sue Fielding 

Managing Director – Gordon Franks Training 














Supporting Documents:

Careers Policy

Careers strategy

Provider access policy