Students are helped to explore a wide range of career possibilities through our curriculum and as part of enrichment opportunities offered to all students. Such areas are included in our Advanced Learning Day programmes, PSHE and Business and Enterprise lessons. Additional support and guidance is also available through career appointments with Walton High’s Careers Adviser Mr. Mason, through lunch time drop-in sessions with Mr. Mason in the library, or if preferred independently through the National Careers Service. Drop In sessions are on a Monday and Thursday at Walnut Tree and a Tuesday at Brooklands.
Students are encouraged to speak with a careers advisor or their personal tutor at any time. Career appointments take place in the library at Walnut Tree and Brooklands campuses, and can be made by submitting an appointment request via Firefly Careers Section, or if preferred by asking form tutors to submit a referral form directly to Mr. Mason.
Careers Guidance can support students in the following areas:
- Generating Career ideas
- Applying for an Apprenticeship
- University or College courses
- GCSE or A level preferences
- Developing an Action Plan
- Writing a Curriculum Vitae
- Preparing for an interview
- Setting independent and achievable goals
- Identifying useful job match surveys
- Increasing Labour Market Knowledge
All students from years 8 to 13 can also contact the National Careers Service for independent guidance if they wish. This can be done by using the following contact details below. Students can find further details on the independent careers guidance offered by visiting our Independent Careers Guidance page.