Our Careers Lead and Advisor, Mrs Bush is based in the Careers Office. Mrs Bush works alongside teachers and other support staff in supporting all of our students as they progress through their education and onto the next stages in their lives, whether that is university, an apprenticeship or other opportunities.

Over the course of their senior school years, through a range of activities and events, all students are encouraged to discover and explore careers,  and find out more about what interests them. This approach helps students to focus their ideas so that they can make informed decisions on the options available, plan on how to achieve their goals, and decide on the right pathway after school.

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