Here at Fairmead School we have an ever evolving Careers Education Programme organised by our Careers Lead and supported by our Careers and Skills Advisor from Abri. We believe raising the aspirations of our students and their families towards a productive working life is one of the key aspects of preparing our young people for their life beyond school.
Our Careers Education Programme is made up of bespoke Careers and World of Work lessons (see link below), skills development through subjects such as Duke of Edinburgh, and Enterprise and embedded activity in other curriculum areas. In addition we run or access a range of planned events through the year (see events pages below), which give students the opportunities to engage with education providers, employers and volunteer organisations to enrich their learning experience, as well as attending local careers events. Students also have the opportunity to take part in volunteering and work experience activities which is a key area for development moving forward.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
We are very fortunate to be supported by many local employers and to work closely with our local educational providers and are keen to provide additional opportunities for our students. If you are an employer or education and training provider and are interested in talking to our students or taking part in one of our events please contact:
If you are a student or parent and would like careers advice please make contact with Shaun France Assistant Headteacher or see some of the useful links below:
In Year 11 all students will have the opportunity to take part in an off-site work placement to develop their employability skills whilst building confidence and self esteem. This is a really important opportunity for our students and build on the skills they have already developed in preparation for these successful placements. Previous placements have included Ark at Egwood, Hidden Needs Trust, Bold and Brave Shop, Abri Homes, Amaze Hair, SSDC Country Park, School in a Bag to name a few.
We hope to further develop or work experience offer throughout 2022/23 to provide further opportunities of work for our students. If you are an employer or a business and feel you could support us in any way please contact: