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Careers Day

On 11 February students in Year 10 and 12 had the opportunity to take part in Careers Day. This is the second time we have run the event and involved a range of industry professionals visiting the school of give talks about their industry. The sessions started in the Hall with an introduction about the importance of making the right decisions and a variety of speakers explained what advice they would have given to themselves when they were 15 if they could have. 

11th February 2015

This year we are concentrating on ensuring all students have opportunities to take part in activities designed to help them focus on their future and aspirations and to give them a taste of the variety of different choices available to them as and when they leave the Academy. 

On 11 February students in Year 10 and 12 had the opportunity to take part in Careers Day. This is the second time we have run the event and involved a range of industry professionals visiting the school of give talks about their industry. The sessions started in the Hall with an introduction about the importance of making the right decisions and a variety of speakers explained what advice they would have given to themselves when they were 15 if they could have. The pupils then chose different workshops to attend and listen to the professionals and then had the opportunity to question them on all aspects of their role, to get a better picture of what the job is really like. Through this range of activities and contacts, the afternoon helped make students aware of the choices within their next steps; inspire them academically and   professionally and enable students to make informed decisions when selecting their future career.

Visitors included Maybe Magazine, Giles Business travel Academy, New Leaf Coaching and Consultancy, Thames Valley Police, Bucks New University, Sure start, School Nurses, ATG Training amongst others, and all students were able to attend 4 different workshops to learn about different options available to them in their future. 

The important messages coming from many of the sessions stressed the importance of good school qualifications, a determined attitude and work experience in helping students know what they wanted and how best to achieve their chosen path. 

A really positive, successful day that helped ensure our students are prepared for their future. 

Mrs Haslam, Director of Operations