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Careers Leader

Clare Bensa is the Careers Leader and is responsible for arranging interviews with the Careers Adviser; monitoring all post-16 applications; arranging Work Experience for 6th form students; promoting university Outreach programmes; monitoring destination data; reporting to SLT and the Local Governing Body; and liaising with post-16 providers, employers, parents and students.

Please contact Clare on 01142671414 x1159 or by email at f you have any queries about our careers programme.

Independent Careers Adviser - Carol James

Carol James is an experienced and fully qualified independent Careers Adviser who works in Tapton on 2 days each week. Careers interviews are generally 40 minutes long and parents are welcome to attend if they wish.

All students in Y11 benefit from a careers interview before the post-16 application deadline at the end of January. Students in other year groups can request an interview themselves or be referred by their teachers or Year Managers and every effort will be made to see as many students as possible. 

Students receive a copy of notes made during the interview to refer to later and are also emailed to request electronic feedback.

Head of PSHE

Hayley Sharman is the Head of PSHE and is responsible for the Careers content in PSHE lessons in KS3 as well as dedicated off-timetable days in KS4.

UCAS Coordinator

Melissa Bower is the UCAS Coordinator dealing with all post-18 UCAS applications.