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Park High School

Park High School

Careers, Employability & Enterprise

 

Mrs Donna Foster

Careers & Employability Coordinator

Email – dfoster4.310@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Telephone – 0208 952 2803 extension 213

It is important that all students are fully supported and guided through the process of planning their futures. With a full time, careers and employability coordinator, a professional careers adviser and a programme of education, information, advice and guidance for all students from Years 7 -13 we believe Park High students will be well prepared for their futures. All staff at Park High School play an active role in preparing them. We have a full programme of careers education which will help students to develop the knowledge and skills to understand themselves, research the opportunities available, make decisions and move successfully on to the next stage.  The programme is delivered through PSHCEe, special events, enrichment programmes, visits, trips and assemblies and also within individual departments and form time.

All students will:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of themselves, their abilities and affinities
  • Gain a greater knowledge of the range of opportunities open to them
  • Take part in work related activities in and out of school
  • Understand unbiased information on current labour market information and trends and expectations of employers
  • Learn to make decisions wisely about their future
  • Be fully prepared to manage change and be fully supported through key transition periods
  • Learn how to improve their own employability: how to find work, how to get work and how to progress their careers

We are proud of our links with employers who work closely with students through work placements, visits, talks, interview preparation, careers fairs, and work related learning events.

Park High is currently working towards the Investors in Careers Quality Award which reflects our commitment to providing students with quality Careers Education within school.  For further information, click here.

Schools have a statutory duty to secure access to impartial and independent career guidance.  Young people from Year 8 to Year 13 should have access to impartial careers advice and guidance from a qualified career professional (level 6 qualified)

Park High work in partnership with Prospects and have a level 6 Careers Adviser attend school on Wednesday and Thursday each week. 

The one to one guidance meetings and group workshops include information on the full range of education and training options, including apprenticeships and other vocational pathways, and promotes the best interests of the students to whom it is given. 

Parents are actively encouraged to be involved in all aspects of their child’s progression and future prospects. They have access to form tutors, subject leaders and head of year through parent’s evenings, careers fairs and progress review meetings. Parents are invited to attend the one to one guidance meetings.

The Careers & Employability Centre is located in the Park Block - Drop in surgeries are available during lunch break from 12.45 – 1.15pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

Alumni

We are always glad to hear from our alumni and welcome you back to school to share your journey with our current students.  Please contact me either by email or telephone or fill out our Alumni Form here.

How can I be involved?

We are always looking for the local community to be involved with Park High.  If you are interested in offering a view hours of your time please contact me by email or telephone.  Below are some example areas:

Help with mock one to one interviews?

Talk to students about your career journey?

Talk about Apprenticeships, Graduate opportunities

If you are able to help with work experience or work shadowing opportunities for year 10 or year 12 students please contact Mrs Sangita Patel on S.Patel@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Address Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 0208 952 2803

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