Careers

A significant part of our job is to get our students ready for the world beyond school. Our main objective when it comes to careers education, information, advice and guidance is to ensure that our students have the best possible opportunities following their time in education and that they are the most prepared candidates when applying for their future options in a competitive world.

Careers education, information, advice and guidance is embedded in the structure of learning at Valley Park School and runs through the core of the curriculum. Focus days, assemblies, form times, group work, one to one support, parental meetings/presentations and work experience are just a few ways in which students access careers guidance. The input is age appropriate and dynamic.

A fully qualified impartial careers adviser, Mrs West, is employed full time to deliver careers education, information, advice and guidance to all students. This support is specifically designed for each year group and we continue to work with students once they have left us to ensure they have reached a positive future destination.

As well as a permanent, full time, careers adviser the school follow government guidance by investing in an outside agency (The My Trust) in order to offer one to one careers guidance interviews to every year 11 student whilst they are deciding on their post 16 option choices.