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20/11/20

We are expanding our team and are pleased to be recruiting a cover supervisor. Check out this link if you are interested in joining two forward thinking GLF schools https://t.co/RvlvmDLuqm

13/11/20

On Monday 16 November we will be wearing odd socks to support Anti-Bullying Week to raise awareness of the importance of our main value of inclusion https://t.co/7IzNiApMav

13/11/20

🌹At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, Merstham Park remembered 🌹   https://t.co/ZG9NOcY3WT

09/11/20

More fantastic Black History Month work from our students https://t.co/n5Y2QRrAQH

03/11/20

Another fantastic piece of work completed by one of our year 8 students as part of Black History Month https://t.co/CRkyywn8Vn

22/10/20

As part of Black History Month our students have been creating poems. We wanted to share this powerful poem from one of our fantastic year 8 students https://t.co/UuVYxDnDk5

15/10/20

Oil pastel drawings being completed by year 7’s this morning in their Art lessons. Check out our website for more information on September 2021 admissions https://t.co/fpTz9eoWFC

08/10/20

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our virtual open evening tonight. It was great meeting you all. If you have any questions please request a phone call with our Senior Leadership Team on our website https://t.co/jtuBPnnQmY

08/10/20

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our prospective year 6 parents to our virtual open evening tonight. All joining details are on our website. Here are the opinions of some of our year 7 students https://t.co/I7KKYHz1AF

07/10/20

The day has almost arrived for our virtual open evening. Here’s a video explaining Art at MPS. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night via our Google meet link on our website https://t.co/56XPGnpBuL

06/10/20

In advance of our virtual open evening on Thursday (8th October). Here’s some thoughts from one of our year 7 parents https://t.co/yI59mfw8Eg

05/10/20

We are excited to share the below opportunity at MPS. Click here to apply for the role of Chelsea Champions - Project Officer at : URL https://t.co/h7QtLY16lt

05/10/20

Our virtual open evening is on Thursday this week (8th October). Here’s some thoughts from our Deputy Head Girl. Happy Monday! https://t.co/8TY45xJdN5

02/10/20

Today is the day! Please check out our website for the information we have released for our prospective year 6 parents. We hope you find it useful https://t.co/bTgeQO0IDO

01/10/20

Today’s the day! We will be releasing lots of useful information on our website for prospective parents to view. Look out for this later. https://t.co/kCqJLE6z60

30/09/20

We were fortunate to receive a delivery of PC monitors today organised by Business2Schools. Thank you for this, the work you are doing truly does make a difference

30/09/20

Another exciting day at MPS today with some of our year 7 students developing their map reading skills in their ITP lesson. Don’t forget to check out our website tomorrow for some exciting updates https://t.co/a9Bs5jwFzS

30/09/20

Only 1 day remaining until we release a range of useful information on our website for perspective parents in advance of our virtual open evening on 8th October. Have a great day!

25/09/20

The end of another great week at Merstham Park comes to an end. This is one of our fantastic year 8 student’s work. Another day closer to 1st October where we will launch lots of useful information on our website for prospective year 6 parents https://t.co/yGJuqlRfMU

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Careers Information, Advice & Guidance

Merstham Park School Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance (CEIAG)

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is an important aspect of the student learning experience at Merstham Park School. We prepare our students to make decisions where they can reach their optimum potential in their education and also their future professional life in the world of work. CEIAG significantly contributes to the school’s commitment to high achievement, inclusive, effective teaching and learning. 

The objectives of CEIAG at MPS are as follows:

  • To ensure that all students at the school receive a stable careers programme

  • To enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of themselves as individuals; their strengths and limitations, abilities, personal qualities, potential, needs, attitudes and values and raise aspirations

  • To enable all students to learn from information provided by the career and labour market

  • The CEIAG programme should be individual and address the needs of each student

  • To link the curriculum learning to careers learning

  • To provide students with a series of encounters with employers and employees

  • To provide students with experiences of workplace(s)

  • To ensure that students have a series of encounters with further and higher education

  • To provide each student with guidance and support 

  • To understand their rights to equality of opportunity that will include awareness that gender should not limit career choices

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Careers Programmes 

Careers education and guidance is delivered through afternoon Learning Mentor Time, assemblies and additional career and work related activities with internal and external partners (parents , local colleges, universities and employers). 

 

It is never too early to consider your next steps after year 11

What next after your GCSEs?  https://icould.com/article/choices-at-16-what-next/

From apprenticeships to A-levels, check out this guide on how to make the right choice for you.

Where to start

Year 11 may mark the end of your school days, but you still have to stay in education or training until the end of the school year when you turn 18.

So what can you do next? Your main choices are:

  • Full-time study, such as for A-levels or different college course
  • An apprenticeship or traineeship
  • A mix of work with part-time study

Careers Entitlement

Our aim is to provide students with information from varied sources to allow them to make informed decisions regarding options, further education, higher education, apprenticeships and future Career pathways. At MPS we use an independent careers adviser to offer information, advice and guidance to students.  They are a qualified Careers Practitioner. The independent careers adviser will visit school on a regular basis.

All School Years

We will provide the following exciting activities:

Employer Workshops – employers from various industries come into school usually during the afternoon or after-school.  Workshops are advertised to students via the Student Noticeboard which is read out to students during PSHE, on posters. Students are encouraged to sign up for these workshops.

Enrichment Day activities –  We plan activities such as Speed Employer Networking, employer led activities and Charity events. Visits to MPS from Universities, Colleges and employers to share information.  Roadshows to promote healthy living and Career opportunities.

Visits to Careers Fairs – meet local employers, colleges and universities to gain information.

Personalised visits to Local Employers – Usually offered to students in small groups.

Careers interviews – Referrals by staff, students and parents. All students can request an interview with a fully qualified careers practitioner. Please contact the school office to organise an appointment.

Careers & Working Party Club – Tuesday after school.  We explore skills and qualities, we learn about careers and further Education in a fun way.  Students evaluate Careers resources and support planning for future activities.

Year 10

Work Experience (WX) – Students will be encouraged to visit Careers to work with the team to plan for a work experience placement; they must sign an agreement to catch up with any missed work.  It is planned that many of our students will complete their WX placement during the school holidays.

Work Experience Entitlement  – Students will be encouraged to take up to 10 days in Year 10.