Our Careers Adviser works in conjunction with the Assistant Vice Principals for each Key Stage and our Directors of Guidance and Support to ensure the implementation of our Careers Policy. Careers appointments are by appointment through the Learning Resource Centre (Library) or through your Director of Guidance and Support.
The Careers Library is open at lunchtime and is fully resourced with books, information and local college prospectuses. There is IT access, and students can research colleges, universities, apprenticeships and job opportunities.
A careers programme is delivered through our PSE programme in Years 8 to 11, to encourage the students to reflect on and consider the factors involved in making decisions about their future and the options available to them. A Work Experience programme, Mock Interviews and Careers Evening are offered for upper school students.
We anticipate that the majority of our students will continue onto university and expert support is available to help students make the right decision. There is also support available to those wishing to enter employment or take a gap year.
Raising the Participation Age is a government policy which increases the minimum age at which young people in England can leave learning. It means from summer 2013 students are required to participate in education, training or employment with training until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17 and from summer 2015 onwards until their 18th birthday.