Careers Leader: Mrs J Jackson, Transition and Engagement Leader, Careers
Email: email@example.com Tel: 0118 9413458
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 an independent Careers Adviser who visits the school on a weekly basis, PSHE lessons delivered during tutor time, visits from training providers and employers, and presentations given by our pool of professional parent and alumni volunteers. Our investment in careers advice ensures that the guidance we provide is current, impartial 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 support, particularly with university and apprenticeship applications. Their destinations post-18 are monitored with interest, and they are warmly invited to return to Denefield as alumni to talk about their chosen career pathway.
If you would like more information about our careers programme, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs J Jackson. The impact of our careers programme is measured and assessed through progression and destinations information and through student voice.
Our careers programme is reviewed annually; due 31 August 2020.