Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance
At St. Hild’s Church of England School we provide impartial CEIA to all students, particularly those reaching the end of key stages 2, 3 and 4 as they make the transition into the next stage of their education.
Our aim is to develop students into independent individuals who are able to make informed decisions regarding their future.
From year 6 onwards students take part in various activities ranging from visits to Further Education and Higher Education establishments, to drop-down Alternative Curriculum days which include sessions on finance, enterprise, recruitment and selection and careers fairs, as well as careers events tailored to specific curriculum areas. At the end of year 10 students take part in mock interviews with volunteers from the business community in order to prepare them for college and apprenticeship applications in year 11.
All students, particularly those in year 8 and year 11, are encouraged to take advantage of the services of our fully qualified Careers Advice and Guidance Coordinator, Mrs Lesley Smith, who offers drop-in sessions and one-to-one advice and guidance to students requiring support as they undertake important decisions about their future. Mrs Smith is situated in the Ready4Work area of the Library Resource Centre and is available to students at break and after school each day. She is also available to speak with students and parents at parents’ evenings.