Last week we celebrated National Careers Week. The main purpose was to equip all students with the knowledge they need to go on to successful destinations.

Every day has been busy with a range of activities, visits from external speakers, Careers Fairs and Unifrog workshops. We were delighted to welcome local businessman Simon Price, ASK Apprenticeships, Ed Nel (a radio broadcaster from Free Radio and the BBC) and Rick Hill (Support Staffordshire) who all came to talk to students across the school about developing their employability skills.

In celebration of National Careers Week, members of staff have put together career profiles which detail their qualifications and career pathways. These ranged from working in pig factories to booking termite inspections. Students have enthusiastically completed activities based around these profiles to earn valuable house points and learn more about careers in different industries.

Carrie Cain, Assistant Headteacher, said: “We have had over 400 children take part in our lunchtime activities this week and I am delighted to see that so many of our students have a clear idea about what they want to do in the future. It’s great to see that our young people are aiming high.”