Careers and Work Experience
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
The High School is committed to support all of our students in making informed and realistic decisions about their career aspirations for the future. We aim to help each student become self-aware, understand the full range of opportunities open to them and successfully make the transition to either employment, further or higher education. Above all we aim to inspire them to aim high and then go on to achieve their career goals.
We provide a coherent Careers Education programme delivered through the tutorial system, with additional input from careers specialists and employers. Work in Key Stage 3 is aimed at helping students make informed choices about GCSE options, while at Key Stage 4 students receive specific, relevant and timely information so that they can decide on their Post 16 choices. Once in the Sixth Form we explore the full range of choices available Post 18 including university choices, job-seeking skills for employment or apprenticeships and opportunities to take a Gap Year. All Year 12 take part in a compulsory week’s work experience and students can also opt for voluntary work on Thursday afternoons.
We foster close relationships with a number of local employers and work closely with them to offer job-related work experience or opportunities across all year groups. So, for example, we run weekly lunchtime sessions when an external organisation or employer is invited in to give a talk about a specific career area.
A professionally trained Careers Adviser is available for 1:1 careers guidance interviews for students in Years 11 to 13 where they are able to discuss the full range of choices available to them.
Mrs Trickey is the Careers Co-ordinator in school and is available in school on Mondays and Tuesdays, to contact her please email firstname.lastname@example.org