Our Aim

At Epsom and Ewell High School we consider it our duty to offer a bespoke careers guidance and support package to our students.

We recognise that we serve a suburban community in Greater London with a diverse socio economic make up. As a result, we strive to raise students’ aspirations and promote students’ awareness of a wider range of career pathways, helping them to make well informed, realistic decisions about their future.

We have put in place a comprehensive and robust programme of support, delivered through the curriculum in years 7-13. Additionally, we benefit from the support of Innervate career services, who provide ongoing personalised guidance to disadvantaged students in each year group. For year 7 - 10 they hold group sessions and for year 10 - 13 they also arrange one to one sessions. This has expanded students’ access to a range of opportunities including advice tailored to the individual needs and circumstances of the students.

Actions taken

To improve the quality of provision for careers we have:

  • Initiated a programme of impartial careers advice and guidance.
  • Attended careers fairs across the south east.
  • Visited a wide range of universities including Oxbridge.
  • Invited representatives from employers as well as from further and higher education institutions to talk to our students.
  • Ensured that students have access to apprenticeship talks and employer visits.
  • Bought into software programmes which allow students to independently search for their chosen path.
  • Embedded careers into the pastoral programme.
  • Invited ex-students to return to EEHS to speak about their experiences since leaving school.
  • Employed an external and impartial careers service to work with students in a more focussed way.

The next steps

  • To provide students with regular and meaningful encounters with employers and employees including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics).
  • Develop students interview skills so they are fully equipped to seek employment
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