School’s careers advice wins award

School’s careers advice wins award

Merseyside school’s “à la carte” careers advice caught the eye of judges at the region’s Educate Awards and was named winner of the
Career Aspiration category.

Among a host of strategies, Calderstones School in Liverpool created a careers
wall to post up-to-date information, opportunities and apprenticeships, and all key stage 4 pupils have a log-on to the national apprenticeship website.

And more than 40 organisations provide careers advice to pupil at the school’s biannual World of Work Day.

Deputy head, Sharon Ellis, says: “We do everything that we possibly can to help pupils forge a successful future.

“Careers advice is a priority in the school and it’s amazing to get the recognition through the award.”

The award was one of 19 presented when teachers from across Merseyside, Lancashire and Cheshire gathered for a celebratory evening at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral to recognise the achievements of schools across the north west.

Pic: Sharon Ellis, deputy head Calderstones School accepts the award from the award sponsor, GMLPF chief executive James Glendenning