Helping pupils prepare for life beyond school
Our careers programme is a whole school endeavour.
The discussion around career aspirations starts early. Learning about the workplace and careers is introduced from Year 7 and the conversation continues up until Year 11, where students focus on post-16 options.
Aside from the guided lessons, we offer and encourage the attendance of a variety of university and careers’ fairs, the opportunity to speak to alumni or parents about their careers, invitations to attend the National Careers Week, as well as careers related trips.
In recent times we have found that our pupils in Years 10 and 11 require more information and early discussion about their futures. We encourage early take-up of work experience and during Year 11 Morrisby interviews take place. We also meet regularly on a one-to-one basis to discuss pathways and options. Every student has a careers conversation each year, and we are looking at introducing a careers search platform open to our keystage 3 students very soon.
20 minutes with... Aryaa Desai
21st June 2021
A Year 7 trip to the European Space Centre in Belgium sparked an interest in all things ‘space’ for Aryaa Desai, who left St Margaret’s in July 2020 and has just completed her first year studying Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College, London.Read Now
20 minutes with... Dr Natalie Ring
29th May 2021
Continuing our series of pupil-led interviews, this week Head of School Senior, Tomi and Head of School Junior, Sania spoke to alumna Dr Natalie Ring, about her work on the NHS frontline.Read Now
Catching Up : Amy
30th April 2021
Former pupil Amy has recently been appointed as joint Senior News Editor at Varsity, University of Cambridge, and she credits much of her confidence, and journey to success, to St Margaret’s.Read Now