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Park House School

Careers Education and Guidance

All students receive a structured and carefully planned programme of Careers Education and Information, Advice and Guidance. This enables students to make informed decisions about their future, in particular:

  • GCSE Options

  • Further Education

  • Training, employment and apprenticeships

  • Higher Education and post A Level options

‚ÄčAs a school we have invested in the Unifrog platform for all of our students. This tool provides students with the opportunity to develop their personal career journey throughout their time in school. Through a number of learning situations, evidence of work-related learning is cross curricular, thus helping students gain the confidence to manage their own transition into new roles and situations. This is achieved through developing skills in time management, organisation skills, punctuality and teamwork.

Students may take part in our ‘Vocational Learning Programme’ which gives them access to skills workshops and activities with our partner employers. These activities are aimed at developing a number of employment skills and to improve their engagement in learning.

The Government policy relating to the raising of the school leaving age to 18 should be seen as a positive move with the extra time provided to gain more knowledge of qualifications/training and time to consider and research available opportunities to maximise their chances of achieving their long-term careers aspirations.

We actively manage our careers provision in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks adopted by Ofsted and use them to determine our leading edge programme. The benchmarks focus on the following areas:

  1. A stable careers programme

  2. Learning from career and labour market information

  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

  5. Encounters with employers and employees

  6. Experiences of workplaces

  7. Encounters with further and higher education

  8. Personal guidance

Whilst a large majority of our students remain at Park House to attend our Sixth Form, there are other routes available. Students are made fully aware of these routes as part of their Careers Education. They receive information, guidance and the support necessary to help them make the right decision during their transition phase.

Students have continual access to Unifrog and are encouraged to use the platform to view careers options linked to their areas of interest. 

N.B. This page has been updated for the academic year 2023-24. It will next be reviewed and updated ready for September 2024.

Contact Us 

Mary Tebble 

Associate Assistant Headteacher - Careers, PSHE and Vocational Subjects

01635 573911