Careers Guidance

Welcome to the careers page for students and parents.

Students are entitled to a careers program which will enable them to make informed decisions relating to their education and future Career plans. All students will be supported to become confident, independent, lifelong learners who we hope will achieve their full potential.

The importance of positive and correct careers advice and guidance

Careers advice at Smestow School should prepare our students for the world of life after compulsory education. It will provide access to accurate, relevant and up to date information about pathways to further education, employment or training. Staff will aim to support your understanding of the current labor market and how changes may affect you.

Overview of provision offered

• Form time activities to support employment skills
• Careers research opportunities
• Work experience opportunities

We believe our Careers offer will support holistic development our students

Careers education is important for Self Development, careers survey which will help students to explore opportunities in learning and pathways to work. Careers management will help them to make, review and update any careers plans they wish to follow.

Who can help?

Mrs Hartley – Coordinator of Vocational Learning
Mr. Gummery – Assistant Head Teacher – Head of 6th form
Connexions advisors – appointment can be booked via Mrs Hartley
Parents/Carers – Your involvement is very important, talking with your child about further careers and educational plans can help them through this confusing time.

Any concerns or questions? Please contact Mrs Hartley at careers@smestow.org

 

Useful websites

For Students:

National Career Service
UCAS Progress
World of work Black Country

For Families:

Dad.info
Mumsnet

Downloads

pdf-icon-sm IAG for Parents

pdf-icon-sm CAREER ACTION PLANNING

 

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