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Careers

Key Careers Contacts: 

Role: Careers Leader 

Name: Rob Speck 

Email address: viceprincipal@thewherryschool.co.uk 

Telephone Number: 01603 629440

 

Role: Careers Facilitator

Name: Rosie Tallent

Email address: rosietallent@thewherryschool.co.uk  

Telephone Number: 01603 629440

At The Wherry School we are seeking to play our part in helping our students access employment by providing them with the skills and knowledge they require to thrive in a place of work. Our careers education plays an integral part in achieving this aim by providing students with meaningful encounters with employers and a variety of experiences of the workplace. We aim to work closely with providers and employers to develop an increased understanding of autism and the adjustments that can be made to enable autistic people to access a place of work successfully.

Careers Programme Summary 2019-20

Provider Access Policy

Summary of our careers programme, including activities arranged for students

  • Visits to places of work and to the school from employers including the NHS and Aviva
  • Year 7 – 9 STEM Family Challenge
  • Year 7 ‘Take to the Skies’ project including a visit to the Norwich Aviation Academy
  • Mentoring for specific students by a local PC
  • Year 8 Go4SET Engineering Project – students worked for 10 weeks with a mentor who is an Engineer for the Local Authority
  • Year 9 ‘WW1’ project enabled students to visit places of work including the Archive Office at County Hall, Norwich Millennium Library and the Norwich Aviation Academy
  • Year 7 Energy Quest STEM project
  • Year 10 Skills and Opportunities Festival arranged by the Norwich Opportunity Area
  • Year 10 work place experiences x 3 through Norfolk County Council
  • Year 10 work experience placements week beginning July 13th 2020
  • Aspirations Week scheduled for week beginning 18th May 2020 for employer visits, visits to places of work and cross curricular links through all subjects
  • Half Termly opportunities to meet with our independent Level 6 qualified Careers Advisor