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Careers at Waverley School

At Waverley school, we have fully featured and robust careers and advise provision which is provided by Learn to Work and coordinated by a senior member of staff. more details can be found in the below sections. This information will be updated in September 2018 and will provide further details

Provider Access Policy Statement

Pupils at Waverley School are entitled to independent careers guidance from Year 8 to Year 13.  This Entitlement is designed to reflect the three core aims outlined in the Career Development Institute framework:

  • Developing yourself through careers, employability and enterprise education
  • Learning about careers and the world of work
  • Developing your career management and employability skills

All Provider access requests and contacts should be directed to the ‘Learn to Work’ Team on 0121 446 2781 or email: andy@learntowork.org.uk

All Provider access requests will be granted where delivery is logistically viable and content increases pupil aspiration and awareness of future opportunities

Providers can expect contact from the ‘Learn to Work’ Team to schedule delivery arrangements within five working days of an access request being accepted

Post 16/Post 18 Providers are always welcome to leave prospectuses for display and distribution to pupils, please contact the details above to arrange delivery

Year Group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 8

STEM/UTC events or talks

Unifrog assembly

Engineering/Rail activity

‘Host A Visitor’ event – 8 speakers for 60 mins Q&A

Year 9

STEM/UTC events or talks

Unifrog assembly

KS4 options event

Engineering/Rail activity

Careers/HE Fair

Year 10

Assembly and/or group talks covering various vocational areas

Mock Interview event

‘Speed networking’ careers event – 12 speakers for 15 mins Q&A in small groups

Careers/HE Fair

Year 11

Post 16 Options & Unifrog assemblies

Post-16 taster sessions

Apprenticeships assembly & group work

Careers/HE Fair

Year 12

Interview preparation workshops

Psychometric tests workshops

Careers talks delivered by industry specialists

Business Challenges

Careers/HE Fair

Employability Skills workshops

Year 13

HE/Higher apprenticeship

Application workshops

Talks from HE admission/outreach staff

Alumni-led ‘Careers journey’ talks

Workshops on HE/App. interview technique

Workshops on student finance/budgeting


Careers Guidance Information

The School Careers Leader is H. McAuley who can be reached on 0121 566 6600 or at email: hmcauley@waverley.bham.sch.uk

Summary of the School Careers Programme (Key Stage 3 Lesson Titles):

  • Personal skills
  • Workplace behaviour
  • Communication and body language
  • Assertivness
  • Overcoming challenges
  • Thinking confidently

Summary of the School Careers Programme (Key Stage 4 Lesson Titles):

  • Thinking about communication
  • Impact of non-verbal-communication
  • Organisational values and workplace behaviour
  • Facing challenges
  • Building resilience
  • Assertive behaviour

The school will review the information published above at the start of each academic year, alongside its careers delivery partner, Learn to Work Limited.