Whatever year group they may be in, some of our students will have a firm idea of what job they might like to do in the future. For others, even in Year 11, they might have no firm plans.
This year’s National Careers Week, in early March, was a timely opportunity then to discover just what options they might wish to follow.
One highlight was our Year 8 Industry Day. Employers from a breadth of industries visited school to share with students the work carried out in their field.
We would like to thank the inspiring staff from Regenda Homes, Willmott Dixon, Housing 21, Mantra Training, Koder.ly, Lloyds Banking, VTLE Capturing Aspirations and Seta Engineering. Each brought their own interesting activity providing an insight into the world of work.
Miss Parkinson, who co-ordinated the week’s events together with our in school partners from Positive Steps, Mrs Starr and Miss Coucherne, said, “It’s an important job of secondary schools to prepare students to move successfully towards a future career path. We offer curriculum opportunities to build students’ general capabilities, support their interests and aspirations, and help them to make informed decisions about their subject choices and pathways.”
“Students are more engaged in their education and highly motivated about their future when they have a clear understanding of themselves and how they might live and work when they leave school.”