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Careers, Information Advice and Guidance

Welcome to Ousedale Careers Information Advice & Guidance

We have a dedicated Careers website for pupils, please spend some time looking through the website to explore careers linked to your favourite subject, post 16 or post 18 options, finding virtual work experience placements, researching Labour Market Information or grow your knowledge on apprenticeships. There is also a section looking at career stories from past pupils. This site has been created to be a place for you to spend some time exploring your options and finding opportunities for your future: If you have any questions or need support, please email us @

We are committed to giving quality impartial information, advice and guidance to all pupils from Years 7-13 by educating them on future opportunities and potential career paths based on their individual needs. Encouraging pupils to recognise and embrace their own distinct set of characteristics, skills and knowledge. Allowing pupils to make informed career choices based on Labour Market Information, including the different study options available and necessary qualifications required.

Ousedale undertake a varied programme of careers education and incorporate this into the curriculum. All activities are designed to develop pupil’s self-awareness and develop employability skills whilst enhancing their knowledge of different career sectors and roles.  We hold a variety of career events which include employer engagement, National event visits, one to one career sessions, group work and assemblies. These are outlined in our Careers Plan 2021/22. 

All pupils will have a one to one meeting about their career routes and post 16 options. We openly encourage them to engage with us on a regular basis to obtain the information and support they need.

An appointment can be requested by a pupil at any time, or by staff members or parents.

The Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) team are as follows:

  • Donna Montague (Careers Manager) Newport Pagnell and Olney*

Mrs Donna Montague has worked within the Careers Industry for over 13 years. She has a L7 PGA in Careers Leadership with Warwick University as well as a L6 qualification in Careers Information, Advice and Guidance. Mrs Montague has worked for the National Careers Service at a senior management level for 10 years and brings a wealth of Careers knowledge to the school.

Tel:  01908 210203 ext 3290

  • Nicola Austen Careers and Work Experience Adviser – Newport Pagnell*
  • Melanie Gibbard Careers and Work Experience Adviser – Olney*

*Please note all Careers staff work flexibly across both campuses 

If you feel a careers guidance interview would be beneficial and would like to book an appointment, please e-mail

If you are a past pupil who is willing to share your careers story with our current pupils, please complete the Alumni form and declaration. This will be used as a motivational tool to help inspire and prepare our pupils for the world of work. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Donna Montague via


Ousedale measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils by gathering feedback from pupils following one to one sessions and events. Pupils' outcomes and final destinations are also monitored.

Policies reviewed annually.


Careers Website


Sixth Form and College

Please use the Padlet below to find out about local sixth forms and colleges and the courses that they run.

Higher and Further Education

Please use the Padlet below to find out about University virtual open days, careers fairs and guidance on things such as personal statements, applications, finance and even making the most of your virtual open day.