The Careers Education and Guidance at Royal Liberty School is outstanding. Students are encouraged from year 7 onwards to think about their future. The school has strong links with the University of East London and the London School of Economics. We work closely with both institutions to raise the aspirations of all our students.
The excellence of our work in this area was recognised again on Thursday 13th November 2014 when we gained the renewal of the Investor in Careers Award. This is a national award given only to those schools who achieve the very highest standards.
Careers education is an important part of our curriculum throughout our students’ school life. Career lessons form an important part of our Citizenship programme.
Impartial and confidential careers guidance is provided to help students make informed choices about their learning for post 14 and post 16 further and higher education courses. Students and parents have access to support from our Work Related Learning Co-ordinator and our Prospects Adviser.
All students in Key Stage 4 have the opportunity to attend a confidential interview careers interview. Parents of Year 11 students are invited to attend these interviews with their son.
Key Stage 3 students who are highlighted as needing extra guidance will also be interviewed.
Careers Resource Area
The school has newly refurbished Careers Resource Area which has extensive up to date information which they can use for the students to research a variety of career and post 16 options. The schools Work Related Learning Co-ordinator is based in this area which is open each day for students before and after school and at break and lunch time. Students are able to get help with the following:
|Work Experience||College Transfer Process||Careers Interviews||Employment Opportunities|
Students gain employability skills and an insight into the world of work through an established and successful programme of work experience in Year 10. In September we hold a parent/Student information evening to ensure parents and students are informed of the work experience process and the help that is available.
Students at the Royal Liberty are actively encouraged to secure a work placement of their choice. Our Work Related Learning Co-ordinator interviews all students to discuss the work experience programme and to encourage the students to start to think about what they may be interested in doing. Special attention is given to SEN, EAL and any other highlighted students who may need extra guidance and help to choose the right placement to suit their ability.
Year 11 students are given a great deal of support with their transfer to college/sixth form. The school hold a College Transfer Evening in November and Representatives from both Havering Colleges are on hand to answer questions and give advice. Our Work Related Learning Co-ordinator is available daily to help students with their personal statements, guidance on appropriate level of courses for their ability and applications.