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Careers Programme Information

Department Staff

Name Role
Mrs L Duckworth Link Governor 
Miss J Usher Careers Lead & Deputy Headteacher
Mrs E Mills L7 Qualified Careers Advisor
Mrs D Thomas Careers & Outreach Assistant


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Our Vision:

The Maplesden Noakes School aim to support our students in understanding, engaging with and developing their future pathways from the very start of Year 7 to Year 13, and to provide them with the skills, confidence and resilience to achieve the highest aspirations in a world of change and competition.

Our Strategy:

Careers guidance is critical for young people today.  At The Maplesden Noakes School, we understand that we have an important role in preparing students for the next stage of their education, training and employment.

Career pathways are now more challenging and complex than ever before, and we know that young people will have several careers during their working lives, including some which do not currently exist. We recognise that the current COVID-19 pandemic has added an extra level of uncertainty to this aspect of education.

With increasing choices in education, training and employment, our aim is to prepare our students for these widening opportunities, experiences and responsibilities and to equip them with the High-Performance Learning skills to manage the options, changes and transitions which lie ahead of them.

We aim to have a whole-school approach to this, with every single member of staff helping to deliver high-quality, impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance.  This will enable students to access the information necessary to making informed decisions about their future.  Our careers programme plays a crucial role in the curriculum and is based on the most recent guidance from the government.  It supports the achievement of each of the eight Gatsby benchmarks, which is our goal by the end of 2021.  Careers education at The Maplesden Noakes School is being integrated into every aspect of the curriculum and our aim is to ensure that all students understand the links between what they learn and their future pathway.

We want students to achieve beyond examination grades: we want them to achieve their highest dreams and aspirations.

The CDI FrameworkThe MNS Careers Policy, Strategy & Objectives 

Careers Policy and Provider Access Policy

The MNS Student Career Journey

The Gatsby Benchmarks

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