Perryfields is committed to providing a robust careers programme across both key stages preparing young people for a successful transition into adulthood. We consign to statutory duty allowing students to have access to quality information, advice and guidance and ensuring all our students transition on to further education, employment or training. The advice given promotes the best interests of the students and supports inspiration and independence.
Our Careers Leader at Perryfields is Mrs K.Wallis who can be located in the office at the back of the Learning Resource Centre (LRC). Here is where you can also find our Careers Hub displaying college and university prospectuses, careers books and open day information. Mrs K.Wallis oversees the Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme for the school and all students in Year 11 have the opportunity to book a 1:1 Personal Guidance session to discuss their plans. Some students are appointed an interview with our Connexions Adviser.
More information about our Careers department and our aims can be found in our CEIAG policy here
Our Careers Programme for both Key Stages 3 and 4 can be viewed below:
If a Personal Guidance session is required students are encouraged to give their names to their form tutors who will inform Mrs K.Wallis; alternatively, students are welcome to visit the LRC to book in themselves.
Useful Websites for Students & Parents:
Labour Market Information
LMI for allNomis
Shortage Occupation List
Quarterly statistical bulletin on UK labour market – Office for National Statistics
Adzuna (live vacancy info)
Total Jobs – blog
Indeed job category trends
The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030 (Nesta)
Labour market information can be everything from overwhelming and confusing in-depth statistics to hearing about a potential employer starting up near where you live. Learning how to use it can help young people to make informed decisions about their future study and career choices. Labour market information tells you about what is happening in the job market at national, regional and local levels and includes information about jobs and salaries, what skills employers are looking for in different industrial sectors, conditions, communities and future trends.
Jobs & careers information
Future Morph (STEM careers)
Bubble Jobs (digital sector)
CareerScope (hospitality, leisure and tourism)
Skills for Care and Development
Careers in Sport
Construction Skills Network
Careers that Move
Royal Society of Biology
Royal Society of Chemistry
Institute of Physics
For Employers & Businesses
Please see below our Provider Access Statement for Perryfields High School.
Perryfields High School: Provider Access Policy
This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
All pupils in years 7-11 are entitled:
- to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
- to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
- to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
Management of provider access requests
A provider wishing to request access should contact Mrs K.Wallis: Leader responsible for Information, Advice and Guidance
Telephone: 01214217979 Email: Kayliegh.firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities for access
A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents. Please speak to Mrs K.Wallis to identify the most suitable opportunity for you. The school policy on safeguarding sets out the school’s approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students.
Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.
Premises and facilities
The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team.
Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at reception to be added to the Careers Resource Centre, which is managed by Mrs K.Wallis. The Resource Centre is available to all students at break times and allocated lunch times.