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Newstead Wood School

Career Learning & Development

The fact that all young people must now remain in education until they are at least 18 years old presents a significant benefit from a career learning and development (CLD) perspective. Not only does it provide students with the opportunity to acquire a range of important employability skills, it also enables them to take the time to carefully consider their various options for the future.

At Newstead Wood, we are committed to supporting our students at every step of the way, providing them with the very best careers advice, information and guidance as they consider these options. Our unique in-house service is delivered by a Master’s qualified Career Management professional, Louise Badelow, Director of Careers & Guidance, with the support of Caroline Green, Work Experience Coordinator and Ros Beaney, Careers Assistant.

Recognising the importance of CLD for students of all ages, the activities we offer include:

  • Work experience programme for Year 12  -

  • Work experience programme and a dedicated 'Careers Week' for Year 10  -

  • One-to-one guidance interviews for every student in Year 11 & 12

  • University presentations, visits and workshops

  • Employer visits, presentations and workshops

  • Apprenticeship presentations

  • Gap year information, advice and guidance

  • Morrisby psychometric tests

  • CV workshops, interview preparation & assessment centre practice

  • Alumni engagement

  • Enterprise projects

  • Networking workshops

In addition, students benefit from exceptional support in relation to their transition from       school to Higher Education, including:

  • Step-by-step advice and guidance throughout the UCAS application process

  • Choosing the right course

  • Personal statement writing workshops and one-to-one sessions

  • Interview preparation

  • Specialist advice for Medical School and Oxbridge candidates

Investor in CareersImportantly, our award-winning programme is underpinned by the principle that knowledge about career cannot be taught, but rather students are encouraged to build their own understanding of the world of work through interaction with a variety of stakeholders. Alongside our expert in-house team, this includes engagement with alumni, employers, apprenticeship providers and top universities, all of whom deliver presentations and interactive workshops designed to build employability skills, and increase awareness of higher education and future   career options.

Ultimately, our focus is on equipping students with the skills for future career happiness, including decision-making, resilience and a recognition of the value of lifelong learning.  


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