Careers

Our provider access policy can be found here: Provider access policy

 

Golborne High School is one of very few schools that has been successful in achieving Stage 3 (Gold) of IIAG (Inspiring Information, Advice & Guidance). It is a national quality award that is awarded to schools and colleges in recognition of their commitment to delivering quality careers education and guidance to their pupils. The award is nationally validated by The Quality in Careers Standard.

Golborne High School is committed to providing all students with up to date and impartial information, advice and guidance on careers, education, training and employment.

Our ‘NEET’ figures (those young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training soon after leaving school) are low and have reduced year on year.  The figures over the last three years have been:

2014    3.2% NEETS

2015    2.4% NEETS

2016    0% NEETS

This is a result of high quality CEIAG that takes place within school allowing the pupils to make informed choices.

Expert support and guidance is offered from our Careers adviser Mrs Jones who is in school every Monday and Friday for one to one interviews and drop in sessions.

Our school careers leader for post-16 transition and career pathways is Miss Ruth Hugill, Associate Assistant Headteacher, Contact her on the number below or via email: shugillr@golbornehigh.wigan.sch.uk

Students can contact Mrs Jones by making an appointment through their form tutor or by emailing sjonesc@golbornehigh.wigan.sch.uk

The school delivers an exciting careers programme through Tutor time and drop down days. Events such as careers evening, Apprenticeship evening and the World of Work day, mock interviews further add enrichment and breadth so that students can make informed choices. Year 10 also visit a wide range of local colleges during aspirations week and have the opportunity to take part in Junior University at Uclan.

All students from Years 7 to 11 take part in an annual ‘World of Work’ drop down day .The purpose of the day is to help our students develop an insight into the knowledge and skills they will need when leaving school. They will have the opportunity of experiencing different career insights through activities and presentations from a wide range of professionals who have given up their time to work with us. Each Year group will be able to experience five different sessions which will enable them to:

  • develop team working skills
  • develop an understanding of the many different jobs and careers available
  • prepare for today’s constantly changing world of work
  • develop an understanding of university, apprenticeships and employment
  • gain exposure to different careers and understand the qualifications required
  • connect their learning with their future plans
  • understand how English, maths, problem solving, science and teamwork are used in particular careers

Companies, providers and professionals working with us on the day including:
United Utilities, NHS Nursing, Stem Ambassadors, Royal Air Force, Manchester University, Pilkington’s ,Manchester Metro Link, Laing O'Rourke , Vodafone, Engineering Futures, Wigan School for the Arts, Bright Futures, Jacobs, Speakers for Schools, Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust , Hewlett Packard, Hope University, PROCO, Apprenticeship Ambassador Programme, UCAS Progress, Winstanley College, The Challenge, Broadening Horizons, Career Point and many more.

Useful Links:

College Open Evenings: 2019-2020

National Careers Service

The Employability Equation Parent Guide

UCAS

Careers Box

iCould

Plotr

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