All pupils have access to fully qualified Careers and Guidance Advisers. Each Year 11 pupil has at least one dedicated meeting with a Personal Advisor in order to help them make vital career choices and lunch time drop-in sessions are also held with an open-door policy. The Personal Advisor also attends the schools’ Open Evening, Options Evening and Results Day in order to assist pupils and parents alike with any queries.
Careers education is embedded into the PHSE programme for pupils at Key Stage 3 including work done in Enterprise and Ethics lessons and other work-related activities.
All pupils in Year 10 are offered the opportunity to participate in a one week Work Experience Programme. Pupils are encouraged to source their own placements. All placements must meet the necessary Health and Safety Requirements and pupils progress is monitored by staff whilst on their placement. Willingness and ability to work is often high on the list of qualities that employers look for in pupils, along with academic achievements. Work Experience is a fantastic opportunity for pupils to gain insight into the “real life” working world and gives them a chance to develop their self-confidence, practical and communication skills, which will assist them as they progress to further education or permanent employment.
After leaving Westborough, pupils have many options for further education including colleges, sixth form and apprenticeships. Pupils and parents are given advice and guidance in applying for their chosen Post-16 destination. Westborough High School uses the UCAS Progress system, allowing pupils to apply online to multiple destinations. Applications are made well in advance of College deadlines.
For more information, parents and guardians can use the following contacts:
- Miss Rosie Whitham
Emotional Literacy Leader/Careers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Ms Sureiya Koffi
Careers Advisor (email@example.com)