Careers

Head of Department: Jackie Hollidge

Careers information is delivered during designated days throughout the school year and through the school‘s CPSHEE (Citizenship, Personal, Social and Health Economic Education programme.

The programme is delivered from Year 7 until Year 13 preparing pupils for post 16 and post 18 transitions.

There is one post holder who manages the Year 7-11programme and another is designated to the 6th Form.

Support in School

The Careers offices are open at designated times for students in the 6th form and all other year groups.

ONE TO ONE impartial career guidance is available from Year 8 to Year 13 delivered by outside agencies. 

Tower Hamlets Careers Service give support and guidance to our SEN students from Year 9 until Year 13.  There is an HE advisor, Mr J Beckett, who is available for Year 12 and 13 students.

Years 7 to 10 School Career Plan

Year 7: 

Summer term:-

  • Enterprise Day

Year 8:

Autumn/Spring Term:-

  • Half day careers exploration, using The Real Game and Kudos Careers Programme
  • Help with choosing Key Stage 4 options
  • Visits to certain companies
  • Subject orientated input and visits

Summer Term:-

  • Day visits to universities - whole year group

Year 9:

  • Meet the Professionals Morning
  • Links with Universities
  • Career information and guidance, one to one appointments available
  • Work experience launch

Year 10:

  • Business mentoring throughout the year

Autumn Term:-

  • Getting Ahead Conference
  • Work experience
  • Half day visit to a Further Education college

Spring Term:-

  • Help with choosing GCSE and post 16 options
  • Subject orientated input and visits
  • Career information and guidance one to one appointments available.

Summer Term:-

  • Information about Morpeth 6th Form
  • Post 16 taster subject day
  • Links with universities and industries
  • Preparing personal statements and CVs

Years 12 and 13

A series of CPSHE lessons, timetabled days, and sessions are run throughout the two years to provide careers education, advice and guidance to inform students about their post-18 transition and future career pathways, as indicated below:  

 

University

  • UCAS advice and guidance and administration of the application process
  • Post-18 days (cover student finance/courses/university choices etc. & careers)
  • Attending the UCAS convention
  • Mock interviews in preparation for university, apprenticeships and jobs

 

Apprenticeships & School Leaver Programmes:

  • Advice and guidance and help with the application process
  • Promoting apprenticeship and school leaver programme fairs and events

 

Working with Various Outside Agencies

The Brokerage - the City of London Business Traineeship Programme (summer internships with major City companies) is promoted to encourage students to sign up with the Brokerage who also advertise school leaver roles.

This year they provided an in-house session for Y13s, giving advice and guidance on apprenticeships/degree apprenticeships and school leaver programmes that were available.

AHLS - attending the Alternatives to Medicine conference to give advice on alternatives to medicine.

Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership - provide careers orientation and financial workshops.

Arts Emergency – some students work with Arts Emergency and receive mentors within many of the creative industries, who provide advice and guidance on entering into their chosen profession/creative sector.

Lloyd’s Business mentoring – many year 12s work one-to-one with Lloyd’s of London mentors from the insurance market to improve their CVs, business etiquette and careers skills, as well as getting support to research their post-18 options.

 

Work experience  

students are given guidance on where to seek work experience and how to produce successful CVs and cover letters. 

The sixth form also has links with Lloyds Bank on their Through the Looking Glass programme, the Construction Youth Trust, and Deloitte’s ASPIRE Scheme. Additionally, all BTEC students will complete a one-week placement.