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Lots going on in Careers!

Year 9s and 10s have been busy with career audits and research this term. They have indicated which areas of work interest them and have been researching a specific career. The research included qualifications required, salary, a typical working day and career progression. Keep up the good work!

Work experience: We have launched work experience for year 10 and many have already secured their placement for 14th-18th May 2018. We are so proud of the mature attitude and persistence many have shown in the application process, and some skills have been learned along the way. A big well done to those who have already found a placement! For those who have yet to find one, keep applying!

Careers talks: This term we have heard all about: hairdressing, engineering, performing arts, careers in the armed forces and policing. The talks have been really well attended by students from all years. What an amazing opportunity to find out about careers from employers and employees. We have all learned loads! Thank you so much to all our volunteers speakers.

The talks are to continue next term, starting off with working in fashion and textiles. If you feel you can offer a talk, then we would love to hear from you.

Values: Back in September when the sun shone, Lisa Spencer, our governor, kindly gave up her time to present in assembly to year 9s and 10s. Lisa used her expertise as a life coach to help us reflect on our individuality and personal values. Year 10s reflected in more detail during follow-up sessions in active tutoring. A big thank you to Lisa for all her input.

Trips: We are sending 30 year 7s and 8s to a Digital Skills careers workshop at the National Videogame Arcade next week. We hope students have fun learning all about careers in this sector. There are many more trips and opportunities in the pipeline as we pursue our goal of attaining as many student-employer interactions as possible. Watch this space!

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