The vision of West London Free School is to give all children a classical liberal education, the aim of which is to produce confident, independent individuals capable of making informed judgements. This includes decisions about their future education, training and careers.
Careers education is an essential part of the mission and ethos of our school, through which we aim to support the aspirations of all our pupils, ensuring that they gain the understanding, skills and experience they need to make progress and succeed in learning and work. Effective careers education and guidance not only contributes to the well-being of individuals, but also to the wellbeing of their families, the communities to which they belong, wider society, businesses and the economy.
Our careers programme is driven by these core documents:
DfE: Careers Strategy: making the most everyone’s skills and talents released in December 2017 link here.
The Gatsby Good Career Guidance Benchmarks link here.
The West London Freecareers programme is delivered through form time and curriculum activities, and events such as the Careers Fair, work experience, trips, guest speaker programme and assemblies.
The objective is to help pupils:
- Explore GCSE, A-level and post 18 options, developing an understanding of their progression and career choices
- Prepare for the world of work by developing the soft skills needed for future employment
- Learn about and experience wide-ranging jobs and careers
*Start-Profile is an online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability. Start-Profile includes:
- A student profile: students build their profile and access personalised study and career information.
- Modules: activities to guide students through the information on Start at the right time.
- Up to date information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work.
- Locker: an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs.
- Employability action plan: Students can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.
Information in this published programme will be reviewed September 2020.
Sixth Form Information
More information about Careers Education in Year 12 and 13, including details about support offered for university and apprenticeship applications, can be found in the Sixth Form section of the website.
Please feel free to get in touch with our Careers Team for further information, advice or guidance in regards to careers, pathways and destinations.