Careers

Our Aim

To provide quality and comprehensive information advice and guidance to all of our students enabling them to become effective decision makers, gain employability skills and help them to plan their future careers.

Careers Education

Delivered in Life skills lessons in KS 3 & 4 and via tutors in 6th form – supported by special events (Careers Fairs, visits, and employer links).

Careers Information

The school’s well-resourced careers library is on the ground floor of the ILC and contains a wide range of careers information as well as access to a number of specially designed ICT Careers programmes to provide our students with up to date comprehensive information in order to help them make informed and realistic career decisions. (The upper floor of the ILC has all university prospectuses and additional careers information specifically for post 16 students).

Virtual Careers Library

Students and parents/carers can access specialised career programs online giving them the freedom to use these resources at home in their free time. All can be reached via our virtual careers library Career Companion. Career Companion is laid out to allow easy access to local and national resources which are all checked, up to date, and impartial. There are sections for each year group, parents,and each career route( post 16 and post 18).
Career Companion Visit Site >>

We also subscribe to Kudos, Eclips and Higher Ideas career interactive websites. More information can be found on the School’s VLE (student login required) >>

Careers Guidance

We buy in the services of an impartial, experienced professionally qualified Careers Adviser (Post Graduate qualification in Careers Guidance) who is available for two days a week in the Independent Learning Centre (usually Monday and Wednesdays). She offers a drop in service at breaks and lunchtimes for students as well as an appointment system for individual careers guidance.

Students and staff usually call in to book appointments but students can also email us to do this. Parents and Carers are always welcome to attend. In addition the Careers Adviser attends most parents’ evenings from year 9 upwards.