Introduction to the Careers Department
A high quality careers provision is essential in today’s complex and changing employment market. Careers education and guidance play a vital role in Strathearn School to ensure that the girls make the smooth transition from school to higher education and employment.
Mrs Hearst, who is the full time Careers adviser, is able to provide impartial advice and up to date information to help pupils make informed decisions about the career that best suits them. The careers suite is open everyday from 8.30am to 3.30pm and all pupils are welcomed and encouraged to make use of it.
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Careers Department’s Mission Statement, Aims and Objectives
The Careers Department will provide a first class careers service for all the pupils of Strathearn School.
Aims of the Careers Department
The overall aim of the Careers Department is to provide an effective careers education and guidance programme to enable our pupils to manage their own career development successfully, by helping them acquire the skills, attitudes and abilities they will need to chart their path through life with confidence and to be effective in a variety of adult roles.
In support of this overall aim, there are 5 strategic objectives for our careers education and guidance programme; helping pupils to develop:
- Knowledge and understanding of themselves as individuals - their strengths, skills, personal qualities, interests, attainments and capabilities;
- Awareness and understanding of the world of work and of the career and learning opportunities available to them in terms of further/higher education, training and employment;
- Career planning and decision making skills in order to manage transition from school to university/workplace
- The skills and personal qualities necessary to gain admission onto higher education courses and employment
Confidence and independence in terms of managing their career.
If you require any further information about Strathearn’s Careers Service please contact
Mrs A Hearst (Careers Adviser) firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual’.