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There has never been a time when careers guidance has been as important for young people as it is today.

The landscape of education, training and employment opportunities that students need to navigate is more complex and more challenging than that faced by previous generations. Young people face an increasing range of choices of courses and places to study.

Qualifications such as GCSE and A level are changing, and opportunities in higher education extend now beyond the UK to other parts of Europe and further afield. Students need help to make choices and manage transitions: they need good quality careers education, information, advice and guidance.

The school careers plan sets out how the school intends to provide a fit for purpose careers programme with the available resources which will provide our students with the knowledge, inspiration and ability to make informed decisions which will enable them to succeed in their chosen career paths.

Careers education does not just mean informing students about their options after school but also how their school career will affect their futures. It is our aim to ensure that all pupils receive independent, impartial advice and guidance regarding all options within school and how they will affect their options after school and which careers pathways will become available to them. By helping students with decisions at crucial stages, informing them of all their options and introducing them to the world of work, we aim to prepare them for life after school whichever path they choose.

Mr P Meadway
Head of HE & Careers