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Orchard Park High School

Careers

Careers Lead - Mr C Mathys, Assistant Headteacher

Email: cmathys@orchardparkhigh.net
Telephone: 020 8776 0220

Raising Aspirations Programme

Orchard Park High School is committed to providing an outstanding programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) for every student by equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to make aspirational, independent and well- informed further education and career decisions. Our programme is divided into age-appropriate activities, integrated into students’ experiences of the whole curriculum and designed to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and promote equality and diversity. We work in partnership with local and city-based organisations and independent careers advisors who is contracted to deliver impartial careers guidance.

Business Partnerships

Orchard Park High School works in partnership with  business organisations, these include:

Deloitte - “Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit and assurance, consulting, risk and financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to select clients

Enabling Enterprise - Orchard Park High High School works with Enabling Enterprise,  an award-winning not-for-profit social enterprise, set up by a team of teachers in 2009. Their mission is to equip young people with the skills, experiences and aspirations they need to succeed in. Please click on the links below to read the news stories that Orchard Park High School has featured in.

Parents/carers and employers - If you work for a business organisation and would like to know more about working in partnership with Orchard Park High School please email: admin@orchardparkhigh.net

Careers Advice

Our school Careers Advisor from the Education Development Trust comes into school on a weekly basis to meet with students. Students receive impartial careers advice and guidance, individual one to one interviews and written ‘action plans’. Various year group sessions also take place throughout the academic year.

Career appointments are made by our Director of Raising Aspirations. Students can speak to their Academic Year Leader or Pastoral Year Leader.

Career Information, Advice and Employability Guidance takes place during PSHE lessons and Drop Down Days for all year groups. This is designed to enable all students to plan and manage their own careers, identifying their strengths and weaknesses and recognise the skills and qualifications that they will need to develop for further education or employment.

The careers programme encourages students to make contact and visit universities. Guest speakers from universities and industry are also invited into school to give students a more personalised career and further education experience.

Parents/carers involvement - Parental involvement is encouraged through the students “Start Profiles”. Parents are kept up to date with careers and work experience related information through letters, newsletters, careers fairs at options evenings. Parents are welcome at careers interviews and where necessary are invited.