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An important part of our careers offer is the ‘Career of the Week’ shared in pastoral sessions. We aim to introduce our students to the diverse range of careers that students of our school are now involved in. If you are alumni of the school willing to share your career journey we would love to hear from you! You can find out more about the careers that have been shared in the folder below.
Our careers education is delivered in a variety of ways:
Students will have the opportunity to speak with our Careers Coordinator, who will provide impartial guidance to them on a one-to-one basis. This will include information on a wide range of education and training options and will show no bias towards a particular institution, education or work option.
CV Builder allows students access to a range of CV and cover letter resources. Students can also use time in CV Builder to apply to further education courses, fill out job application forms and request references.
Career Drop-In sessions are available to all year groups and run weekly on a Tuesday lunchtime for years 7 - 9 and Thursday lunchtime for years 10 and 11. The group allows pupils to discuss their option choices, identify useful career websites and resources and explore future career aspirations.
To support our work we will invite a range of education and training providers to visit our school and further information can be found in our Provider Access Policy here.
Our Careers Coordinators is Miss Anna Makepeace and she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Careers provision is overseen by Assistant Headteacher, Mr Jonny Greenshields, he can be contacted at email@example.com
We know that for the majority of our students choosing to remain in school and progress to our highly successful 6th form will be the preferred option.
Further information our 6th form offer can be viewed by following the link below.
Some students will prefer to explore other options that may better suit their needs. Information about local colleges and apprenticeships are listed below.
Since January 2018 all local authority maintained schools and academies must give education and training providers the opportunity to talk to pupils in years 8 to 13 about approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships. Schools must have clear arrangements in place to ensure that all pupils have opportunities to hear from providers of post-16 and post-18 options.
Our Provider Access Policy can be accessed here.
If you are a provider/employer and would like to offer apprenticeships, information and guidance, work experience placements or alternative provision for our students at Post 16, please contact Mr Jonny Greenshields, Assistant Headteacher.Contact Mr Jonny Greenshields