Almondbury High School and Language College works closely with Calderdale & Kirklees Careers who provide the Connexions Careers Service for people aged 13-19.
The Connexions Personal Adviser for Almondbury High School and Language College is Sue Sheridan. Sue, who has been attached to the school for 4 years, works for Calderdale and Kirklees Careers Ltd and provides independent and impartial careers information, advice and guidance for students from Year 9 to 11.
The role of the Personal Adviser
To help students make the successful transition from school to college, work or training and:
In addition to careers lessons and activities on cross curricular days, all Year 11 students are offered an individual careers interview to help them make choices about their next steps. The Get Organised booklet is available from October for all Y11 students
The Directions booklet is given to each Y9 student to help with subject option choice. This booklet and sessions with Sue Sheridan, give them information and advice about the career implications of choosing the subjects on offer. http://www.workabout.org.uk/Directions2012.pdf.pdf
In Year 10 students have group sessions on post 16 options and the opportunity to request an individual interview.
Year 7 and 8 students are also welcome to come down at the Careers Room opposite G4 if they have any questions or would like any information about career options.
Where: The Careers Room opposite G4
Days in school: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Available: Breaks, lunchtimes (drop in 1.00 – 1.20pm) and after school
Contact: 01484 223910 when in school, or at other times on 01484 226700 or by email at email@example.com.
The Careers Library
The school has a well-stocked Careers Library situated within the main Library and is open at the same times. It includes a range of leaflets and books covering:
Free information leaflets can be ordered in the Careers Library, through the Workabout website or Learning Line
For information about all aspects of careers, careers information and local job vacancies go to www.workabout.org.uk the website of Calderdale & Kirklees Careers.
The Learning line is freephone helpline that can provide a wide range of careers and learning information, call 08005 979 979
The school also purchase Kudos, a web based programme that suggests career ideas based on answers to questions on aspects of work. This can be accessed by any student in school or at home. Go to the Workabout and click on ‘Kudos’ and put in the schools post code (HD5 8PQ), then choose your own user name and password.
The National Apprenticeship Service website www.apprenticeships.org.uk has local vacancies, just register to get full access to vacancy details.
Destinations of Almondbury High students in November 2011
89% went into full-time education
6% went into employment including apprenticeships
4% went into training
1% were seeking employment
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Tel: 01484 226800
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