Our careers programme, bolstered by our Catholic mission to develop a spiritual and moral dimension to our student’s development, is intended to equip our young people with a ‘Compass for Life”. The curriculum has been designed to provide opportunities for our students to develop the skills and insight that are relevant to the modern workplace.
Our close involvement with the world of industry, alongside the delivery of a comprehensive careers education programme and our independent careers advice service, enables us to support every young person to achieve their potential, ensuring that upon leaving us they are well prepared for the challenges of their next steps. The careers programme focuses on a theme for every year group extending from Year 7 up to Year 13.
Year 7 – An introduction to Work
Year 8 – Explore Work
Year 9 – Welcome to Work
Year 10 – Make it Work
Year 11 – Preparation for Progression
Year 12 – Experts at Work
Year 13 – Work Life
These themes also relate to the 8 ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’ which are part of the new careers strategy from the Department for Education. The strategy is a whole school approach to delivering careers guidance to all of our students throughout their journey in education.
These benchmarks are met by delivering a range of activities from 1-1 guidance appointments, work experience, events, visiting speakers and through the curriculum.
Click here for details of our Careers Strategy