Careers

Westcroft School aims to provide a relevant and engaging careers programme, which meets the needs and requirements of our learners.

This programme has been developed to support learners of all abilities to achieve their full potential.

Aims

  1. To help pupils understand themselves, in order to enable realistic decision-making about future options.
  2. To motivate pupils, to improve their capabilities and achieve realistic aspirations.
  3. To raise pupils’ awareness of Post-16 and Post-19 opportunities in education, training and the world of work.
  4. To help and encourage pupils to think about the world of work, consider jobs that they might be interested in and to develop understanding of the pathways into and the requirements of different jobs.
  5. To help pupils move into their chosen Post-16 or Post-19 option.
  6. To provide up-to-date, relevant and impartial information, advice and guidance, which meets the needs of individual pupils.
  7. To provide opportunities for individuals and their families to engage in active ‘career’ planning with a Connexions Personal Advisor.
  8. To provide work experience opportunities where appropriate that are linked to pupils’ interests and capabilities. (see Work Experience policy)
  9. To improve the level of independence of each pupil and, thereby, their self-esteem.

The students, teachers, employers and parents/carers will review the Careers programme for its effectiveness annually.

Our named Careers Leader is Emma Moody, and can be contacted at emoody@westcroftschool.co.uk

Work Experience

Nearly all students in Post 16 will complete a work placement. These placements can be virtual or physical. The placements enable students to develop their employability skills in order to be prepared for a supported...

Teachers

Within this section, Westcroft aim to provide the tools and resources needed to support staff in their journey to achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks and further embed careers education within your curriculum area. Connexions Wolverhampton National...

Employer Encounters

Westcroft School​ welcomes the contribution that employers, further education, higher education, training, and voluntary organisations offer to the careers programme in school. We believe that all students should have the opportunity to hear from a...

Careers Events

Wolverhampton College Open Events Wednesday 6th October 4.00 pm-7.00 pm Nova Training Open Events Friday 8th October 10.00 am -5.00 pm

Transitions

Transition Pupils are provided with individual support during times of transition. Pupils are supported in choosing their option in Year 9. They will experience taster sessions within school and at WVTC, to help them to...

Useful Links

Connexions Wolverhampton http://win.wolverhampton.gov.uk/kb5/wolverhampton/directory/service.page?id=kcTvb8XMiso&localofferchannel=1 National Careers Service The National careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/ Labour Market Information Profile – Wolverhampton https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/lmp/la/1946157192/report.aspx?town=wolverhampton Gatsby Benchmarks...

Careers Interviews

Throughout the year, students in years 11, 13 and 14 will have access to impartial 1:1 careers advice (communication support will also be offered to those learners who require assistance). We have commissioned the independent...