Careers Education, Information,
Advice and Guidance
At St Matthias students receive careers education, support and guidance through a series of PSHE lessons, extra curricular activities and one to one personal advice, with a specific focus on the transitions years of 9 and 11. Students have access to the school’s independent Careers Advisor and staff who can help guide them in making informed choices about their future pathways and career aspirations.
In KS3 learning includes:
An Introduction to careers including exploring careers online
An introduction to local labour market information
Raising aspirations through challenging stereotypes and misconceptions about careers
Developing enterprise skills and looking at workplace entrepreneurs
Looking at personal aspiration and developing career aspirations
Identifying learning strengths and setting goals as part of the GCSE options process
KS4 learning includes:
Further developing enterprise skills including an enterprise project and developing effective communication skills and teamwork
Post 16 options and applying
Employability and interpersonal skills for employment and the wider world
Considering career options
St Matthias students have the opportunity to attend careers exhibitions, university days and college taster sessions, participating in programmes such as Aspire to HE and Aston University’s Keith Bradshaw Healthcare Programme. Workplace days and employer experiences are offered with local employers such as the NHS and Jaguar Land Rover and in school they are able to take part in initiatives with external providers such as the Wolverhampton Education Business Partnership, Aspire to HE, Inspiring Futures, Medical Mavericks and Graham Construction in an effort to inspire and encourage students to recognise and achieve their full potential throughout their time in school.
Rebecca Neath – Careers Leader - Information, Advice and Guidance
Marie Crofts – Independent Careers Advisor
Emma Phillips – Head of PSHE
Louise Seddon - Social Impact Business Partner GRAHAM Construction Buildings South Division
The school welcomes feedback from parents, students, teachers and employers on both the careers information given via this website and its careers programme. Please direct feedback / enquiries to the Careers Leader on firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Matthias is always looking for new and different opportunities to offer in our careers programme to further enrich the learning of our students.
If as an employer or parent / carer you would like to help us inspire and motivate our students around the world of work by sharing your professional or business experience please email RNeath@St-Matthias.com