Norton Hill School has a culture of high aspiration and high expectation. Careers Education is recognised as playing an important role in motivating our pupils, promoting equality of opportunity and maximising their academic and personal achievements. We are committed to providing a planned programme of careers education through PSHE lessons, planned tutor time activities as well as themed days and assemblies to help prepare them for the opportunities and challenges of adulthood.
At Norton Hill, our students track careers provision using their personal Grofar Student Passport. This is regularly updated and provides a record of all career related activities that they have been involved with.
Students can access their passport here.
Senior Member of Staff Responsible for Careers: Mr M Serle, Assistant Headteacher
Ros Windsor is Norton Hill Schools careers advisor, providing impartial careers information for students during key decision points. For example year 9 options, Year 11 pathways as well as Sixth form options for Higher Education.
Ros has extensive experience in secondary education and further education and holds a post graduate qualification in careers. Ros is able to offer individual advice and provide pupils with the opportunity to talk about their ideas and aspirations for the future, whilst directing them to appropriate future steps.
Norton Hill School aims to support pupils strive to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills around careers and the workplace. The school have fully embedded the Department of Education’s career strategy as well as the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.
We have developed our careers programme this year to include:
Here at Norton Hill School we strive to ensure pupils experience the best career outcomes for pupils each academic year. We will review the current careers programme with all pupils in July 2020. We will also ask parents and staff to feedback into this evaluation.
Below are a variety of recommended websites which can be used to support pupils when making decisions about work experience and careers.
No idea what you want to do?
Don’t feel like you are the only person who doesn’t have a clue what you want to do. Proof of this is in the number of quizzes and assessments designed to help you generate ideas. Here are some of the best:
For further information regarding Government requirements for Careers advice and guidance in school please see below:
To find apprenticeships follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
Higher and degree level apprenticeship vacancies: