Mr. C. Couch M.A. B.A. - Manager of CEIAG/Advisor
Careers and educational guidance is an intrinsic element of the pastoral care provided by the school. Students can receive one-to-one advice and guidance with the primary aim of informing and enabling the student to achieve their full potential. Provision of potential career and educational pathways, helps the student to make an informed decision on their future.
Careers events are held throughout the year to help students develop their skills and career knowledge. For example, the Mosaic Business Challenge is a fun and exciting activity which helps students to understand the world of business. It’s an online business simulation game, part of a nationwide schools competition. Students receive professional mentoring by business volunteers who help inform and guide the pupils through the process of understanding the world of business.
For 6th Form students, TEDx Talks is an opportunity for students in the 6th Form to develop their presentational skills which can be used as an original addition to their University personal statement. Year 9 students have the World of Work day. Former pupils (alumni) who are now Doctors, Dentists and Lawyers offer career and educational advice to students alongside local businesses such as British Airways, GlaxoSmithKline and Sky.
Alongside these activities there is advice on finding work experience, writing CV’s and cover letters, personal statements and provision of a wide range of opportunities. Students in years 8-13 can make an appointment to see the Careers Advisor at any time, and the majority of students are interviewed when they are in year 11.
The Careers office can be found in the library.