Weatherhead has a dedicated team committed to helping students with their Future Choices – be that Higher Education, Further Education, or Careers Guidance. The Future Choices programme supports students right across school from Years 7-13.
For students in Years 9, 11 and 6th Form, making informed choices about their futures in relation to GCSE Options or post 16 study, 1:1 interviews are scheduled. Year 12 students are encouraged to complete work experience and volunteering as part of their enrichment programme and further opportunities are provided for longer placements.
Weatherhead Sixth Form benefits greatly from the dedicated support for students making successful choices for Higher Education and Careers.
Advice for Students
Drop-in careers sessions for students take place on Monday and Thursday lunchtimes, 12.45pm – 1.15pm and bespoke appointments are available on Wednesdays, 12.45pm – 1.15pm, all in the Careers Hub (next to the PE office).
Advice for Parents/Carers
Careers drop-in sessions for parents/carers take place on a Tuesday after school from 3.20pm – 4.20pm in the Careers Hub.
Future Choices Team
• Mrs A Moretta, Director of Careers and Aspirations
• Miss L Smith, Guidance Coordinator
• Mrs G Jones, Work Experience Coordinator
In line with the Government’s Career Strategy (October 2018), Weatherhead High School has adopted The Gatsby Benchmarks for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance to provide a world class careers programme that will help our young people choose the career that is right for them.
Enrichment is another area that the Future Choices programme supports at Weatherhead. The school enjoys extensive links with businesses and enterprise partners, a wide range of community organisations across charities, cultural, creative and volunteering sectors, as well as professional bodies. Through these contacts we can offer a full range of enrichment opportunities, work experiences, volunteering placements, mentoring and extra curricular activities.
These all serve to enhance the prospects for our students making Higher Education or Career applications, or simply developing work related and life long learning skills.
Weatherhead’s Leadership specialism further strengthens the Enrichment Programme by offering leadership skills training and qualifications across the diverse range of interests and activities promoted through the Enrichment programme. This is a quite unique feature to Weatherhead and of great value to students.
Contact the Future Choices Team
Director of Careers and Aspirations:
Mrs A Moretta
Miss L Smith
Work Experience Coordinator:
Mrs G Jones
0151 631 4400