Careers Information and Guidance
Central to our strategy for preparing students for life in modern Britain is to ensure that excellent teaching results in them gaining a wide range of high quality qualifications. A rich provision of classroom and extra-curricular activities also develop character attributes, such as resilience and grit, which underpin success in education and employment.
To support students in making choices and in becoming ready for the world of work, we also provide high quality independent careers guidance. We ensure that students are well-informed when making subject and career decisions, and have access to independent, impartial advice through an external organisation called Aspire-I, and also have our own careers specialists in school. We want students to have high aspirations, self-belief, and a can-do attitude that will enable them to grasp opportunities, seek broad experiences and to have wide horizons.
With this in mind, our programmes provide access to a range of activities that inspire students, including employer talks, careers fairs, motivational speakers, colleges and university visits, coaches and mentors. Our Trust partners provide valuable inputs and enable real-life experiences which benefit students hugely. Additionally, the sixth form team support students to find relevant work experience to enhance their understanding of careers and interests, and add value to their UCAS and employment applications. Specialist trained staff help students seek and secure apprenticeships and complete college applications.
- Year Leaders – first contact for arranging internal or external careers guidance interviews
- Miss Khan – careers specialist. Organises work experience, supports apprenticeship applications
- Mrs Sidebottom – maintains college links, supports apprenticeship and college applications