Prospects shares exemplary careers advice with St Thomas More School and Sixth Form in Nuneaton
"Our Prospects adviser has gone above and beyond for our school - in one instance she even took a student without transport to a college interview so they wouldn’t miss out."
UK schools have a statutory duty to provide independent careers guidance for their students. Prospects, as the largest employer of qualified careers advisers in the country can offer tailored careers guidance for young people at a schools request.
One school that has bought in expert advice from Prospects is St Thomas More School and Sixth Form in Nuneaton.
Jan Barnett, Careers Co-ordinator explains; “I am certain that all our students receive the best possible impartial guidance from Prospects. Our adviser always goes the extra mile for students and she also provides me with the support to give students the best possible careers advice and guidance. Our Prospects adviser also attends parent’s evenings and is able to provide students and their parents with all the information they’ll need to make informed choices about their future.”
“A few examples of where our Prospects adviser has gone above and beyond for our school include; seeking out any students requiring extra support – in one instance she even took a student without transport to a college interview so they wouldn’t miss out. Another time she helped a lower ability English as Additional Language student whose parents were non English speaking by accompanying that student and her parents to a local college to facilitate that learner moving onto to Further Education. Finally, our Prospects adviser also specifically looked after a Sixth form student who was struggling at the end of Year 12. Our adviser talked through other alternatives to university, helped her consider courses, helped her complete an application and practice interview techniques. She was subsequently offered a place at university and is now successfully studying for her chosen degree.”
Thanks to careers advice and guidance support from Prospects St Thomas More Secondary and Sixth Form College, students are actively engaged with their adviser and consequently have extremely low NEET levels across years 11, 12 and 13 in the area.