Careers Guidance

Exam Results

If you are the parent/carer of a child who is expecting their exam results in August you can register for the ‘Exam Results 10’ online event by clicking on this link. The event aims to equip parents and carers with advice to support their children with:

  • tips on how to prepare for results day

  • advice about choices and exploring careers

  • signposting to useful sources

  • an opportunity for Q&A

    Future Choices

    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.

    National Careers Week

    Promoting careers guidance across the UK.

    Using quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to link education with the world of employment to ensure students get an important insight to the future of work and further learning.

    Advice for Students

    Drop-in careers sessions for students take place on Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes, 12.45pm – 1.15pm in the Careers Hub (next to the PE office).

    Future Choices Team

    James Ridgway, Careers Advisor, Mploy Solutions

    Miss L Smith, Careers Manager
     Mrs G Jones, Work Experience Coordinator

    External Agencies

    We are committed to informing our students of the full range of learning and training opportunities on offer. Download our Provider Access Policy (PDF) for details on arrangements for guest speakers.

    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.

    Please click on each benchmark for more information about what we offer at Weatherhead. Gatsby Benchmark 2, Career and Labour Market Information is updated frequently for student and parent use.


    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

    Careers Advisor:
    James Ridgway

    Work Experience Coordinator:
    Mrs G Jones


    0151 631 4400