Main School

Career Guidance

Terry Bianchini, Careers Adviser

All year 11 students have the opportunity of a careers guidance interview with a, Level 6 qualified, experienced careers adviser working for Adviza, an independent careers advice and guidance company. During this meeting, students explore the variety of options available to them beyond year 11 to enable them to make well informed decisions about their future study and careers. 6th formers can also be seen by self-referral or tutor referral. The careers adviser works alongside Mrs Hawkins as part of the school’s careers team on areas of careers education, advice and guidance.

Terry can be contacted on

The Adviza website has a range of helpful website links and further information on education, work or training.|

The Department for Education’s Careers Strategy was published in December 2017. It set out a series of measures to improve careers guidance in England, including new benchmarks for careers education. To find out more about the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks click below.

8 Gatsby Benchmarks 

For Local Labour Market Information please click below: 
Local Market Information 

The Careers and Enterprise Company run a national network that connects schools and colleges with employers and careers programme providers and supports them to work together. The network is facilitated by Enterprise Coordinators, who work with schools and colleges to build career plans and make connections to local and national employers.

At Blessed Hugh Faringdon School, our Enterprise Coordinator is Mrs Sue Sharp who is based in the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

The school has joined the newly formed Thames Valley careers hub this is a group of 20 schools across the Thames Valley it will be working closely together to further improve the range of outcomes for the young people in the local area. Increased support will be available to the school through a new hub lead, working with existing enterprise coordinators to deliver against the Gatsby benchmarks. The hub lead will coordinate activity and build local networks (for example with employers businesses and hire further education providers).


Blessed Hugh Faringdon


Delighted to welcome our Slovak partner school, St John Bosco. Enjoying their visit to the Mayor’s parlour and civic offices.

28 Jun