At Denefield we recognise our responsibility to provide all students with up to date and personalised careers advice. The world of work changes rapidly, as do the routes that lead to employment, and we aim to give each student help with understanding the opportunities that are available at 16, 18 and beyond.
Careers advice is provided through several means, including specialists from the Adviza careers service, PSHE lessons delivered during tutor time, visits from training providers and employers, and presentations given by our pool of professional parent volunteers. Our investment in careers advice ensures that the guidance we provide is current and relevant for the young people soon to be embarking upon their chosen courses and professions.
Advice begins at Key Stage 3, particularly around the time students are choosing their option subjects, and we ensure that every student in Year 11 has a plan for the next two years of their education, whether it be continuing into the Sixth Form with A levels, more vocational courses at college or an apprenticeship with a local business. Our Sixth Formers are also given advice and their destinations post-18 are monitored with interest, with occasional returns to Denefield to talk about their chosen career.