Students at Codsall Community High School have opportunities to be involved in an extensive, nationally accredited awards programme.
In 2017, the school was awarded The Quality in Careers Standard national quality award for its careers education, advice, promotion and delivery of work related learning, one of the few schools in Staffordshire with this prestigious award.
Our careers service informs and advises, providing guidance and inspiration for students’ next steps in education, training, work placements and apprenticeship opportunities.
Students in Years 10 and 12 benefit from our work experience programme in the Summer Term which allows them to build useful skills that cannot be taught in the classroom environment as well as helping to guide them in choosing the right sector to work in.
There are many careers advice opportunities available to students throughout the school year – from a host of college and university presentations and visits to the Skills Show, RAF STEM Roadshow and JLR site visits to our annual employability skills day and careers fayre attended by exhibitors such as JLR, UTC Aerospace, The Royal Navy, Staffs Police, The Royal Air Force and local colleges and universities; providing students with a wide range of advice on further education and vocations available to them.
We are also part of the Speaker for Schools programme which provides our students with the opportunity to meet with leading, influential figures from all industries and backgrounds, who share their experiences, inspiration and insights.
Mrs L Taylor, Entrust L6 Careers Adviser
Mrs L Taylor will arrange careers interview sessions throughout the year.
General information and Careers Co-ordinator:
Mrs Higgins, Student Services
Work Experience Co-ordinator:
Mrs Alexiou, Student Services
WorkExperienceSpace is an easy to use website that helps you find the work experience placement you want!
Careermag: Quality advice and guidance for parents
Careermag for Parents by Careermap in conjunction with PiXL aims to connect students and their parents to quality advice and guidance. Some of the features include:
Top tips for parents
What does diversity mean to you?
Creative careers, creative thinking
Gender and social stereotyping
Myth busting careers
Careermag for parents. Please use this link: Careermag
National Careers Service Resources
These are free resources from the National Careers Service that provide regional level Labour Market Information which will be helpful for schools and ECs to use to supplement other information they already have.
Careers information for students: Speech and Language Therapy
You may not realise that you need a degree to become a speech and language therapist. It is really important to us to encourage students from all backgrounds to consider it as a career so the profession can better reflect the diversity of the populations they serve. The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, has a careers guide available aimed at teenagers.
Follow the link below:
Russell Group of Universities
Informed choices Information tool provided by The Russell group of Universities to enable parents and students Post 16 to make informed choices.