We are proud of the relationships we have with employers, professionals and our wider partners within the community. They support us to embed careers into our curriculum and bring to life what pupils learn in the classroom and enable them to understand how this transfers into the world of work.
Last week, our dedicated Health and Social care teachers and careers team arranged for our Year 10 pupils to engage with a range of different organisations and professionals working within this sector. They spoke with our pupils about careers available to them and the paths and routes they can take to get there.
Pupils listened to presentations delivered by:
- Esther Allen Founder and CEO from the Spark Children’s Centre
- Rhiannon Hughes an NHS Speech and Language Therapist
- Caroline Green and Sonia Cooper from the Workforce Development Team with the Midlands Partnership NHS Trust
- Tiegan Norris and Alison Norris Home Instead Residential Care Home.
All pupils were also invited to attend a careers carousel to speak with the professionals to gain some further information.
Miss Turner, Health and Social Care Teacher, said: ‘I believe this opportunity was incredibly beneficial for our students. Embedding careers into lessons helps students to see the relevance of why they are learning certain skills and focusing on certain topics.’
Mrs Poppleton, Director of Careers, said: ‘Pupils clearly gained a huge amount from this careers event. It was incredibly valuable and it raised their awareness of the huge amount of Health and Social Care opportunities available to them. A huge thankyou to the providers who came to support us ’