Decisonz Summer 2021 Magazine
We have an experienced independent careers advisor who provides students with the advice they require. Students are given individual help at each stage, from choosing their subjects in Year 9 to post-school destinations. Guidance and help are provided by the Careers Advisor, Careers Coordinator, Personal Tutors, Heads of Year and Work Experience Department. The Careers Advisor works with school to ensure that every young person receives a level of support according to his or her needs. This includes guiding students as they move on to college or apprenticeships and giving advice and help to students who are facing difficulties with decision making, whether about personal choices or future careers. We hope that parents will also be closely involved in this process.
Due to the restrictions of COVID-19 the Year 10 work experience programme for this academic year will be virtual only. If a student wishes to take part in a virtual placement, we recommend students consider using the websites of Speakers for Schools, Springpod, Fortem and Unifrog. They all offer a very good selection of virtual opportunities. Students must create an on-line account before they apply. The Highfields newsletter also lists offers from time to time. All virtual placements must be carried out in the students’ own time.
Year 12 will not have formal work experience this year. We are encouraging them all to use the Unifrog website and sign up to webinars/MOOC’s from there as well as any other virtual opportunities. This is particularly important as Higher Education courses increasingly have specific work experience requirements.
The work experience administrator is Mrs Giles