Journeys and Destinations

Careers education and guidance programmes play a major part in helping young people choose pathways that suit their interests, abilities and individual needs. A robust careers programme helps to put school learning into a wider and more relevant context, and helps raise aspirations.  The Avon Valley School careers programme helps our students to plan and manage their careers effectively, ensuring progression. It is ambitious and aspirational, promotes equality of opportunity, celebrates diversity and challenges stereotypes.

The careers programme runs from year 7 to year 11 and each year group are given a wide range of opportunities to engage with and find out about the world of work. Students will:

  • Receive a programme of specific careers related lessons in PSHE

  • Have access to Careers resources and information in a variety of places including tutor boxes, google classroom and the school website

  • Receive information relevant to your year group through assembly and tutor time and through specific Careers Splash days

  • Have access to an onsite Level 6 qualified careers advisor

  • Be given the opportunity to meet a variety of employers

  • Be given the opportunity to attend careers events on and off site

  • Complete a week’s work experience in year 10

  • Have the opportunity to take part in a university visit

  • Take part in a mock interview and careers fair in year 11

  • Learn to write CV’s and personal statements