Careers Programme

Key Stage 3

Activity is focused around awareness of employability skills via assemblies. National Careers Week is a whole school focus which raises awareness via assemblies, employer visits, form activities, employer talks and promotion of careers websites. Students are made aware that they can drop-in to the careers office before school, during break and lunch to ask questions or for help. Our careers lead attends parents evening for year 9. Students take part in an enterprise day to enable them to have a better understanding of the world of work and the many job roles within an organisation. Our careers lead attends inset days to keep teachers and staff up to date on latest guidance and information.

Key Stage 4

Year 10. All students take part in work experience for 1 week. They also have a mock interview day with an application session and follow up activity.
In year 11 students receive a 1 to 1 career guidance interview by a qualified impartial adviser. They also complete a career action plan prior to the interview so they can gather thoughts and ideas and put them to paper for future discussion and development. CV lesson writing also prepares them for life after school. A pathways event is the main annual career fair for parents and students. Presentations from local employers, apprenticeships, colleges and universities provide latest information they then have the opportunity to speak to those businesses after in the exhibition hall. Year 11 pupils often have the opportunity to take part in trips to university campuses.

Our careers lead attends parents evening for both Year 10 and twice for Year 11.

We measure success by reviewing activities and reflecting on effectiveness, also by consulting with the student council on elements of the program. We conduct feedback surveys around 1 to 1 guidance by students. Trip and event feedback is also conducted by staff and students. This is all fed back into the careers lead to improve and develop the careers program.

If you have any queries about our Careers programme please contact Careers Adviser, Mrs Christine Pugh, by email: or by phone: 0161 370 5121 ext 8344


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