Careers Education Information and Guidance
At Roding Valley High School we strongly believe in planning ahead for our students’ futures. We understand the importance of making informed decisions, so we make sure our students have access to all the relevant information and opportunities to make those decisions. We also acknowledge the need to start this process early.
Starting as early as Year 7 we encourage students to consider their strengths and the skills they have through a series of lessons. These lessons prepare them for looking at post 14 options and careers.
By the time the students are in Year 9 they will have received specific guidance regarding their option choices and have the opportunity to speak to employers and attend a careers fair.
During their KS4 years students will take part in a work experience placement, they will learn to produce CVs and letters of application. They will be offered workshops in interview techniques and have a mock interview with a local employer. They will be guided in how to make applications to college, sixth forms, apprenticeship schemes or jobs. They will participate in Careers workshops in Year 10 and in Year 11 have a personalised individual careers meeting with our Careers Advisor Mrs Mason at Roding Valley or another Careers Advisor on request from the Epping Forest Consortium. They will also have the opportunity to meet with employers and Post 16 providers.