Careers

Ursuline High School, Wimbledon works hard to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to make informed decisions about their future. We aim to help develop students’ knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills so that they make well informed, thought through choices and plans.

We want our students to fully understand the world of possibilities out there, make the most of their talents, and create lasting careers. We help all our students to plan and manage their careers effectively, ensuring progression which is ambitious and aspirational.

Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG).

CEIAG contributes to raising pupil achievement, and helps students focus on their longer-term career. We provide person-centred, impartial and confidential careers information. It is integrated into students’ experience of the whole curriculum and is based on a partnership with students and their parents or carers. We promote equality of opportunity for all, celebrate diversity and challenge stereotypes. Our policy is guided by the Gatsby benchmarks identifying the elements of good practice in career guidance.

These benchmarks are (http://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/focus-areas/good-career-guidance)  

1.    A stable careers programme

2.    Learning from career and labour market information

3.    Addressing the needs of each student

4.    Linking curriculum learning to careers

5.    Encounters with employers and employees

6.    Experiences of workplaces

7.    Encounters with further and higher education

8.    Personal guidance

Student Career Journey

We are committed to ensuring students experience a full, varied and interesting Careers journey. To have the opportunity to explore job families, their own interests, skills, passions, work preferences and understand the wealth of jobs and education available to them once they leave school. All students provide evaluations and feedback for any Careers activity they participate in. This is essential to ensure we can review and amend sessions accordingly and also enables us to measure the impact these sessions have. 

Parents and Carers

Parents/carers have an important role to play in supporting their daughter with their careers planning. We encourage them to support and engage with their daughters careers activities and are able to use the software programmes via your daughters access. Parents will be informed when students meet with any of the Careers Department via their planners so that you can follow up and support the conversation and help them explore their options.

Our Links

Strong links have been forged with local employers, colleges and universities. We strive to help our pupils and their parents to make informed decisions about subject choices and future career pathways.

Student Support

All students receive;

start

www.startprofile.com

Unifrog

www.unifrog.org

Careers Evaluation

All careers events and activities have student evaluations completed and impact measured and reviewed regularly.

Review Date of Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG).

November 2019

For any further inquires please contact

Careers Lead

Ms Marion Lyons 

0203 908 3131
marion.lyons@ursulinehigh.merton.sch.uk 

Careers Advisor (KS3 & KS4)

Ms Shirley Ward 

0203 908 3172
shirley.ward@ursulinehigh.merton.sch.uk 

Sixth Form Careers Advisor

Ms Lorraine Petheram 

0203 908 3171
lorraine.petheram@ursulinehigh.merton.sch.uk 

UHS Provider Access Policy 2018
pdf
CEG Careers Provision Policy
pdf
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