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  • The school will remain closed to all children after this Friday 20th March until further notice.
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  • Careers

    During tutorial year 10 students follow a programme which helps prepare them for the world of work.

    All Year 11 students start of the year taking part in the Skills for Life Conference. Students should have an individual or group interview with the Careers Co-ordinator during the year. At the end of the Autumn Term students take part in a careers conference which focuses on post-16 opportunities.

    Year 11 – Scholars event – A Levels Subject Fair – Thursday 5th March - Hall

    An informative in-house activity allowing students a valuable opportunity to talk together about subjects for study at a level.

    Year 10 – Foundation for Future Workshops – Maze Construction Industry – Wednesday 4th March – Classroom

    Following a well-received audience of parents and students to their careers store, at learning review day, Maze Construction Company will be returning. Students interested in pursuing a career in the airport construction industry should have an opportunity to take part in a workshop which will consist of carrying out daily activities around problem solving and team work which the job may entail.

    Curiosity

    Community and Skills Manager, Salva Gangemi, who is based at Heathrow Airport, Mace Group Ltd. led the workshop. The students in attendance, both girls and boys, learnt about their vision for shaping and building sustainable communities, and the diverse career opportunities, which are available in this airport and construction industry. Students eyes were opened to stages of planning, on a day to day basis, with regards to big building projects around London, and they were able to enquire about work and employment related issues.

    Year 10 – External visitor – Sarah Govett – Monday 2nd March - Hall

    Dystopian fiction author and  Oxford University law graduate presents to our students her writing, work and talks about her career switch.

    About The Author (Guest Speaker) - Sarah Govett

    Sarah Govett read law at Trinity College, Oxford. After qualifying as a solicitor, she realised she was more interested in education and the communication of ideas and set up her own tutoring agency, Govett Tutors, which specialises in helping children from all backgrounds. She has also written for children’s television. She has two young children and lives in London with her TV presenter, stand-up comedian husband, Spencer Brown. Her debut novel, The Territory, is a dystopian thriller, the first in a trilogy, and has been shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2014

    Set in a future Britain where unflooded land is scarce, everyone must pass an exam at 15 to stay in The Territory or be exiled to the disease-ridden Wetlands. But the system is skewed to favour the wealthy, and the narrator Noa, finds herself at a disadvantage, as well as being caught in a love triangle involving her lifelong friend Jack, and attractive new boy Raf. The Territory asks important questions about our education system such as the fairness of exams, the elevation of maths and science above more creative subjects, and the focus on regurgitation of fact rather than application of knowledge.

    Curiosity & Growth

    On 2nd March Sarah Govett an award winning author visited the school and gave talks about her books and writing career. She talked about her dystopian trilogy, and her recent laugh out loud book ‘India Smythe Stands Up’.

    The guest speaker delivered a talk to years 10 and 12 about her career switch, from law to writing, and setting up her own business.  Sarah took career related questions from her audience and answered them, in student groups, or on a more individual basis.

    ”I really enjoyed my visit - so well organised and lovely students!” ~ Sarah Govett

    Year 11 – External visitor - Careers Advisor – A Level Choices – Wednesday 15th January - Hall

    Sailesh Devani, a private careers advisor, is returning to deliver guidance and support to our students about choosing a levels.

    Curiosity & Growth

    On January 15th an independent careers advisor, Sailesh Devani, visited the school and gave invaluable talks to year 11 and year 12 students about choosing A levels  and Higher Education courses and programs. He shared his many years’ experience with the groups and imparted vital and crucial information about careers and employability . The sessions developed students confidence in choosing appropriate study choices and courses.  It opened their eyes to life at university and/ or in industry, with an emphasis too, on soft skills. The students also learnt about the labour market and current trends.

    Downloads

    File Name
    Choosing A levels yr. 11 external visitor
    Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
    Info to Students & Parents Private Placements
    It's Your Choice
    MWC Engineering Flyer
    MWC SLO Manufcturng Apprenticeship Flyer
    National Careers Week Timetable
    Parental Consent Form
    Parents Pack Apprenticeship Information
    Private Placement Application Form
    Target Careers Paths
    Which Way Now 2017-18
    Year 11 Careers Talk