Careers & Futures
The different options available to young people after they have completed their academic journey are vast and the world of work is highly competitive, therefore managing career decisions and aspirations for our girls is vitally important. We have created a strong career guidance programme for each and every young person using the nationally acclaimed Gatsby Benchmarks as our baseline. We aim to develop the students’ academic, technical and employability skills and create an individual pathway for each girl.
The overarching aim of our Careers department is to inform, guide, advise and support students to achieve their potential and to raise awareness of career paths which will lead to the achievement of their personal goals in adult life. This is done through a creative and robust Careers programme which includes: dedicated Careers lessons and activities, individual advisory sessions and input into the school’s PSHE programmes.
We enable our girls to progress successfully to appropriate Higher Education institutions, apprenticeships or the world of work through a supportive approach to research, access to relevant information and completion of UCAS applications. We want to encourage girls to feel confident and take responsibility for their own decisions and choices. We support their confidence and individual development through experience of a range of work, business and community activities and one-on-one advisory sessions.
Our careers provision alsodraws on a range of tools to supplement our own provision such as Morrisby Online assessments, UniFrog and calling on Industry experts to come and deliver in-depth careers talks. We also offer opportunities for girls to develop their CVs and interview skills as well as provide opportunities for networking.