Saint Benedict School has a whole school careers education programme called Brighter Futures, this takes place on a monthly basis and covers a range of topics including personal development, occupational awareness, CV writing etc.
The programme actively encourages contact with local employers who share knowledge about their job, company and career pathways.
The school employs a qualified Careers Adviser who is available for 1:1 appointments for students from Year 9 to Year 13 giving the opportunity to talk about their ambitions and interests and how to move these forward.
The library has an area devoted to careers. Pupils can find a variety of resources which are suitable for key-stages 3-5. There is a comprehensive selection of information relating to both personal wellbeing and jobs.
University prospectuses and Higher education guides are available to help with UCAS applications. The library also contains prospectuses from local colleges and 6th forms including Saint Benedict 6th form.
The Learning Centre manager is on hand to assist with queries relating to careers. Daily notices inform pupils of current news and updates.
Staff in curriculum areas encourage students to consider their subject in relation to opportunities and career paths. Thus playing an important role in helping to motivate pupils to fully appreciate their studies and to maximise achievement both academically and personally.
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