Mrs Turner, Vocational Co-ordinator, is responsible for the provision of careers education, information advice and guidance throughout the school, and vocational education opportunities for Work Related Learning. Subject teachers, form tutors, Connexions, universities, Further Education colleges and local employers are included in the large team which provides guidance and support for students as they pass through the school.
The Careers Library has internet access and software packages dedicated to careers. These can also be accessed in all ICT rooms and the Learning Resource Centre.
The Careers Library houses up-to-date prospectuses and information. It is open daily from 12.30 - 1 pm and Mrs Turner is always on hand for help and advice.
Interview Preparation Enrichment Event
Key Stage 3
- Full PSHEE careers programme including risk and enterprise skills and qualities, challenging stereotypes, option choices, economic education insight into industry and decisions and pathways.
- Organised tours of Careers Library and the Learning Resource Centre and an introduction to resources available.
- Introduction to ICT programmes Kudos online and Careerscape online.
- Challenging Stereotypes assembly with a wide range of interesting guests.
Key Stage 4
- Full PSHEE careers programme including planning your future, preparation for part-time and full-time work, interview technique, economic education, opportunities post 16, searching for courses, using the U.C.A.S. website and Careers within subject areas.
- Use of careers software packages and websites.
- ‘Preparing for Interview’ presentation by professional business employees.
- Vocational qualifications.
Key Stage 5
- General Studies programme which includes careers information and many other topics relating to preparation for ‘Life after Sixth Form’.
- Continued guidance, including entrance into the field of Higher Education.
- A variety of Outside speakers and visits.
- Career choice guidance.
KUDOS – Inspires young people to explore their future options using ‘likes’ and ‘dislikes’.
CAREERSCAPE – An information resource for education, training and the world of work.
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential, helpful and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.
To help think about your future and make plans.
Information on the National Apprenticeship Service.
Choosing courses and applying for University.