Our School

Careers

Vision

At Waverley School we aim to develop confident, well-prepared individuals who know what they want from their future and how to achieve it.

 

Strategic Objectives

1. Develop students knowledge of career pathways.

2. Develop student’s employability skills.

 

Information

Waverley School provides a comprehensive careers programme to support our students to make informed options and career choices and to achieve their potential.

Students also take part in work experience for one week when they are in Year 10 and Year 12.

The school’s Careers Leader is Rachel Edmonds. Students are entitled to independent careers guidance from Year 8 to Year 13 and the school’s careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) is provided by our long-term partner agency ‘Learn to Work’.

The ‘Learn to Work’ careers staff are Kathy Higgott (Careers Coordinator) and Manjit Johal (Careers Adviser).

Kathy Higgott works on Tuesdays and Wednesdays providing careers ‘first point of contact and diagnosis’; plus support with application forms, interviews and CVs. She also arranges careers interview appointments for students with Manjit Johal.

Manjit Johal works on Mondays with Year 10 and 11 students and Thursdays with Year 12 and 13 students. 

Kathy and Manjit are based in the careers office in the school library and are available to students at break and lunchtimes (on their specified work days).

Their email contact details are:

 

Careers Links

These web pages aim to support students to make informed decisions about their future choices and to help parents/carers to assist their child with their options. They can also be used by school staff to support students.

The following 9 sections for students focus on key careers matters. Clicking on a section will take you key topics related to that section.

Post-16 options

Apprenticeships 

Higher/degree apprenticeships

Traineeships

Further education

Year 8 options

Jobs and voluntary work

Career ideas

Careers information

Careers advice

Post-18 options

University applications

Student finance

Additionally, the following sections provide details of student destinations, the school’s careers policy/programme and the school’s provider access policy.

3 further sections are aimed at parents/carers, employers and there is also a section to support teachers to make links between subjects they teach and careers.

Year 11 destinations

Year 13 destinations

Careers policy

Careers programme

Provider access policy

Parents and carers

Employers

Teachers