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Linking Learning to Careers

“All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.” Gatsby Benchmark 4

All year groups – Future Choices Fair – Friday 13th July 2018

As part of Weatherhead’s continuing commitment to informing our students about the range of education and training options, including apprenticeships available to them  and raising their aspirations, we invite a range of Further and Higher education establishments, universities and apprenticeship providers to represent their establishment at our Future Choices Fair.

The aim of the event is to provide impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance from a range of local and national employers and education institutions.

Year 10 BTEC Business Enterprise

We invited local enterprises to talk about their business and how they started. Information asked helped students to complete their Component 1 Exploring Enterprise’ coursework.

Mr Drew Cockton

Director/Owner of Owen Drew Luxury Candles Ltd

Monday 8th October 2018

A company based in Birkenhead, started because the owner was very interested in producing a candle/wax product that did not leave smoke stains on the walls or around the candles container because the product used paraffin, a highly inflammable product in itself, and that the scent in the candles was not long lasting as it should be.  The company produces high quality products only using natural products and natural ingredients.  Quality is achieved in production.

Kelly McWilliam

Head of KMW Training

Monday 15th October 2018

Trains future leaders and managers and is a motivational speaker.  Talked about being an entrepreneur and what it takes to set up your own business.

Mrs Anna Percival-Harris

Director/Owner of JPMA

Monday 17th October 2018

A business based in Hoylake, started because of the need in the area for training in sailing within the leisure industry, merchant navy, oil rigs, container ships etc. JPMA  offers off-shore training to all personnel involved in sea navigation, engineering, from basic training on knot tying to high tech radar equipment as well as people management in overseeing staff at sea in close environments.

Weatherhead Scholars’ Programme

The Scholars’ Programme has been designed to provide exceptional opportunities and guidance for our brightest Sixth Form students. At Weatherhead we are committed to supporting our students in successfully applying to the very best universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and the Russell Group.

Higher Education+ Activities

On Wednesday 14th November a group of students from Year 12 were invited to participate in a research project hosted by Liverpool John Moores University and run by Cambridge University. Students were required to complete research projects based upon the ‘Golden ratio’, the future of vaccinations and the USA’s future as a Superpower working with students from schools across the area and present their findings through a Q&A session to lead researchers from the universities resulting in a trip to Cambridge University.

Zombie Apocalypse, Newcastle University – Wednesday 14th November

As a result of the scholars’ programme, a group of Year 10 students were given the opportunity to take part in the STEM workshop led by Newcastle University. The day incorporated developing skills and participating in activities in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Students were also given information on Higher Education courses and advice regarding careers in STEM subjects.

Contact the Future Choices Team

Director of Careers and Aspirations:
Mrs A Moretta

Guidance Coordinator:
Miss L Smith

Work Experience Coordinator:
Mrs G Jones


0151 631 4400