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About the Careers Department

The aim of our School Careers policy is develop the skills, attitudes and abilities of our students to enable them to make effective decisions about their future education, training and employment. Young people’s careers are forged out of their experience, progress and achievements in learning and work. All our students have access to a planned programme of Careers Education which provides opportunities to develop and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to make realistic career decisions.

The Royal School provides an ‘in-house’ careers advice and guidance service which is staffed by an experienced and fully qualified careers adviser.

The Careers Department provision includes:

  • Open access to individual careers advice and guidance from School Careers staff.
  • In Year 7 and 8 there is an opportunity for students to meet in small groups with our adviser to discuss information surrounding careers.
  • For students in Year 9 and above a minimum of one careers interview.
  • Opportunities to experience for the world of work.
  • Support for the processes of job search, CVs, applications and preparing for interview.
  • Advice on the best combination of subjects for different careers.
  • Comprehensive quality controlled support for university applications, including careers support provision on examination results day.

Our careers and guidance adviser here at The Royal School is Erika Kendall. Erika is able to build rapport and trust with our young people. She has extensive knowledge of the local labour market and uses this to inform and guide her interviews. Erika is able to provide guidance around further education options, university choices and the alternatives to university.

Our named Careers Leader is Chris Howells and can be contacted at ch@theroyal.school or on 01902 341230.