Careers Centre

The Careers Coordinator, Mrs Prew is based in the Careers Office in the Careers Centre. The Office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week during term time but this can be flexible to meet individual students’ needs. The Careers Centre also houses Café 6 which is open daily between 10.45 to 11.10 am and 12.45 to 14.00 pm and it is seen as a comfortable and conducive environment for Sixth Form students to spend break times and lunchtimes and gain access to careers materials which are easily accessible at all times. Sixth Form students can also use the Computer Area in the Careers Centre during study times where they can revise and also research possible career routes. Pupils in Key Stage 3 and 4 can access relevant Careers materials on Tuesdays and Thursdays break times and lunchtimes or via an individual appointment with Mrs Prew.

There is appropriate internet-linked ICT provision for the students to complete their work and also a wide range of career-based information and resources to review; these are regularly updated. The School’s Careers Coordinator operates an “open door” policy with students to provide individual careers advice and guidance for their next steps where appropriate.

The careers advice and guidance support is integrated throughout each stage into the Senior School provision. There a dedicated member of the Academic staff who supports Years 12 and 13 students to research and identify the appropriate university routes and complete UCAS applications. Years 12/13 also have opportunities to visit higher education fairs and potential universities or colleges.

Additionally:

  • PSHE provision from Years 7 - 11 incorporates workshops on employability skills and possible career opportunities
  • Year 11 students are encouraged to complete a work experience week after they have completed their GCSEs at the end of the summer term. This opportunity is seen as a key part of a student’s professional and personal development at this stage in their educational life. It is planned that Year 10 students will also have this opportunity in the summer, 2018
  • Year 9 students can review their GCSE options with the Careers Coordinator in order to make informed decisions and this is recognised as being crucial to support further academic study
  • Year 11 students have the opportunity to complete an on-line Morrisby Profiling questionnaire that reviews their skills and strengths to help to support any decisions for future careers