Careers, Information and Guidance

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Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)
At St Paul’s Way Trust and Foundation School, we aspire for all our graduates to progress into a career that is tailored to their personal ambitions and which allows them to realise their full potential. We recognise the importance of teaching a broad and balanced curriculum that offers students the academic currency needed to progress in their careers, as well as offering a programme of extracurricular support that ensures they develop clear, ambitious and realistic plans for the future.

The school aims to: 

Promote a culture in which students at SPWT are actively encouraged to link their learning to the world of work and future careers 

  • To ensure that all students at SPWT feel supported in progressing onto a career that is tailored to their personal ambitions and allows them to realise their full potential 

  • To encourage all staff to be proactive in supporting students by embedding IAG into the curriculum and through a programme of extracurricular support 

  • To empower parents and carers to support their children with IAG and equip them with knowledge of the most current post 16 and post 18 options 

  • To engage with business links and the wider community, particularly through corporate trust partners to support students in contributing to the wider society around them 

SPWT welcomes education and training providers to engage with students. The student entitlement statement of provision (Appendix B) offers providers the opportunity to review current opportunities for access. Many of these events will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to and work with students and/or their parents/carers. 

The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the External Links Manager or a member of the CEIAG team. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Careers Hub, which is managed by the school librarian. The Hub is available to all students at lunch and break times.

A provider wishing to request access should contact Malalchy O’Grady,  Careers Education and Guidance Manager, on the telephone: 020 7987 1883 ext 126 or via email: malachyogrady@spwt.net

Careers Information and Guidance 

At SPWT, we encourage students and families to be curious and investigate the best pathway in terms of careers. The websites below are available for further research: 

For apprenticeships: 

https://hireanapprentice.campaign.gov.uk/

For overall careers guidance: 

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

https://www.careersbox.co.uk/

http://prospects.co.uk/

For those interested in enterprise: 

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk//

For support in writing a CV: 

https://www.cvplus.co.uk/