Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
Imagine spending more than half your life doing something that you hate. Now imagine spending that time doing something that you love. We want you, a pupil of St Mary’s, to have an enjoyable and fulfilling future and that is why we have developed a Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme for you.
By considering the future we hope to motivate you in the present so that you will make the most of academic and personal opportunities. We hope to show you just how many opportunities are out there for you and we want you to feel confident in questioning and challenging barriers to those opportunities. We want to give you the skills to make choices that are right for you and the skills that are going to enable you to secure those opportunities and deal successfully with the challenges of the world of work.
Who Can Help You?
Dr Dando is the Careers Coordinator within the school and can be a useful first point of contact as, if she is unable to help you herself, she will likely be able to point you in the direction of someone who can.
There is a Higher Education Coordinator within the school, supporting pupils in preparing and submitting applications for University.
Julie Gwyther is the independent Careers Adviser for the school and supports pupils in making those difficult decisions. Drop in sessions are advertised around the school to which any aged pupil may attend.
Mrs C Clixby is the Work Experience Administrator and works closely with Dr Dando, the Work Experience Coordinator in giving support to Year 10 pupils trying to arrange Work Experience placements.
Mrs T Carroll is the school librarian and can direct you to helpful Careers Information in the library.
You can, of course also seek help from subject teachers, form tutors, Heads of Year and Heads of Key Stage.
CEIAG Policy (Coming soon)