Our Careers Service

The school Careers Service is located in our Connexions Centre. Outside the centre are displays on World Challenge, Duke of Edinburgh, the school Eco Club and our Enterprise and Careers Days. All the team are involved in running extra curricular activities for students.

Our Careers Education Programme is updated each year and aims to offer students a stable career programme which includes Work Experience and additional support in Years 9 and 11 when students have to make decisions about which qualifications and pathway they will take next.

Resources on Moodle

We have some fun, interactive careers packages on Moodle which allow students to explore different jobs and careers. Parents can enjoy them too!

Job Explorer Database (JED) is suitable for Key Stage 3 and has searches, quizzes and pictures and text to help you find out about hundreds of jobs.

KUDOS is aimed at Key Stage 4 students and aims to encourage, excite and inspire young people to start exploring their future options.  It helps them to plan for their future by getting them to think about possible career directions.

There are other packages on Moodle to explore and useful websites for you to browse.

Clubs held in Connexions

  • Tuesday –  Enterprise Club with Mrs D Griffiths
  • Thursday – Craft Club with Mrs D Griffiths

Opening times

8.30 – 16.30 Monday to Thursday
8.30 – 16.00 Friday

Enhancement Team

Mr Andrew Dobberson – Assistant Headteacher / Connexions Co-ordinator
Ms Jenna Alder – Life Skills Co-ordinator
Mrs Denise Griffiths – Connexions Administrator
Mrs Barbara Belmont – School Counsellor
Mrs Sarah Welsh – Life Skills Administrator
Mrs Amanda Wickens– Connexions PA (Wednesdays)

Websites:

Top National Sources of Careers Information and Advice

hhtps://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

www.icould.com Inspiration for your career – (Careers Videos)

www.careersbox.co.uk – (Careers Videos)

Top local websites for young people

www.channelmogo.org –  Wide range of information and advice for young people in Herts

www.mogozout.org – What’s on in Hertfordshire for young people

Higher Education

www.ucas.com – Course search and applications

www.ukcoursefinder.com – Questionnaire to find your ideal degree course

www.opendays.com – Directory of University Open Days

www.ucastv.com – Videos about choosing and applying

www.studentfinanceengland.co.uk – Information on student finance

Work and Training

www.channelmogo.org – Jobs and Careers local vacancies for 16 – 19 year olds

www.apprenticeships.org.uk – Search for apprenticeship vacancies

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – Options after sixth form or college

www.princes-trust.org.uk – Advice and support for self employment

www.vinspired.com – Search for volunteering opportunities