Careers & Work Experience
The School places great value on an education which prepares students for the challenges of their future lives and our Careers programme has been designed around the Gatsby benchmarks. It recognises that in a world of rapidly changing opportunities, students need to be able to identify their unique abilities and qualities. We aim to provide students with an environment in which they are able to make informed choices and manage their aspirations with confidence.
Please note that due to COVID, programmes and events have had to be adapted as necessary. Whilst we are very pleased still to be offering a full Careers programme, many activities will now be taking place virtually.
Key Skills and PSHCEE
The Careers programme begins in Year 7 and is delivered through the Key Skills programme and then through PSHCEE. Students are introduced to topics such as innovation and enterprise, identifying skills, and changes in the world of work. In Year 9, students all work through Fast Tomato, an online programme which encourages them to think about their skills and interests and provides information on entry requirements and routes to a range of careers. More information on Fast Tomato can be found here.