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Careers, Employability & Enterprise

Park High is very proud to have achieved The Quality in Careers Standard Award through Investors in Careers which reflects our commitment to providing students with quality Careers Education within school.  For further information, click here.

The Careers & Employability Centre

The Careers & Employability Centre is located in the Park Block next to P6. There are drop in surgeries available during lunch break from 12.40 – 1.20pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Mrs Donna Foster

Careers & Employability Coordinator & Careers Lead

Email: dfoster4.310@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

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 are 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 and their abilities
  • 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.

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.


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 (at level 6 qualified)

Ms Olivia Fiszzon

Level 7 Carers Adviser - Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance.

Email: dfoster4.310@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Extension: 213

Park High School works in partnership with Prospects and have a Level 7 Careers Adviser attend school on Monday and Tuesday each week 8.45am - 3.30pm. 

Careers reports