Careers guidance

Joanna Murchie
Careers Advisor and Co-Ordinator

Joanna Murchie is our in-house Careers Adviser and Co-Ordinator, working across all age groups to provide bespoke, impartial advice on careers pathways and choices for pupils on both a one-to-one and group basis.

Having run her own careers consultancy for several years, she comes from a business background and has wide experience in modern recruitment practice.

In addition to conducting individual careers interviews, Joanna provides a drop-in lunchtime careers surgery for all pupils, and is able to advise on all careers-related topics from subject choices to CV writing and interview technique.

Impartial careers advice and guidance is available for all students within the GFM by emailing

Careers Leader: Sara Heaysman –

We are proud to be recognised as having achieved the national quality award for our careers education, information, advice and guidance provision.

Careers Resources

Our policies relating to careers guidance including our careers strategy and Baker Clause policy statement can be found on our policies page here

Our Pathways website contains a wealth of information on the world of work and routes into employment, including college, university and apprenticeships. It is updated regularly with the latest careers events and news and can be found here:

GFM Pathways

Aspiration and Careers Education at Brune Park

Our Careers and Aspirations education follows a similar approach to that of our Citizenship Education and our Religious Education approaches – complementing and supporting our ‘in and beyond’ curriculum provision.  Our Careers and Aspirations education prepares young people as citizens of the future with a sound understanding and knowledge of the choices, changes and transitions affecting their future education, training and employment.

We recognise, and build on, the process of personal and social development that begins in the home, and continues through school to prepare young people for the world of work and the process of lifelong learning to continue through their adult life.

At Brune Park we aim to ensure our young people are confident, respectful, kind, knowledgeable and aware, see themselves and others as equal, are tolerant and accepting of difference, are patient and respectful and have a clarity for what they value and why.

Our aspirations and careers provision is therefore designed to look across a pupil’s five years with us at Brune Park, and to complement and be complemented by, activity across the subjects, the Tutor and assembly programme, our work developing ‘Foundations for Learning’ and the range of other exciting activities available for young people at Brune Park.

Our aspirations and careers provision at Brune Park therefore combines:

  • developing pupil’s skills and dispositions
  • enabling excellent progress to secure strong outcomes
  • maintaining a focus on all young people having high aspirations for themselves and others
  • ensuring young people are well-informed when making subject and career decisions
  • providing impartial and broad information, advice and guidance in making subject and career choices
  • measuring our effectiveness by considering outcomes and destinations
  • targeting support for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, with continued sharp focus on support and guidance for those with SEN and SEND
  • ensuring our provision enables progression and continuity
  • planning so our provision meets the needs of all pupils
  • working consciously to prevent all forms of stereotyping in our provision and guidance so that girls and boys from all backgrounds and diversity groups consider the widest possible range of careers, including those that are often portrayed as primarily for one or other of the sexes
  • considering aspirations and careers education as part of the whole curriculum for all pupils

We work from the principle that there is a distinction between Aspiration and Careers Education, and Aspiration and Careers Guidance:

Aspiration and Careers Education

The means by which an individual develops the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes necessary to make informed choices and take advantage of the opportunities in education, training and employment.

Aspiration and Careers Guidance

The means by which an individual is helped to apply relevant knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes to their own particular circumstances and the choices available to them. Impartial careers advice from a level 7 careers and guidance practitioner is also available for all pupils and students within the GFM by emailing

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  • Brune Park Community School, Military Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 3BU
  • (023) 9261 6000

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