For the fourth consecutive year Walton Girls’ High school has received national recognition for its careers provision.
The school has earned the ‘Career Mark Gold Award’ for providing students with high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance.
The award comes after a detailed assessment identifying the school’s commitment to ensuring a successful transition from learning to work, as well as developing positive employer relations.
It also acknowledges that Walton has achieved high standards in how its careers provision is managed and delivered, as well as the learning outcomes for its students.
A wide range of career-building activities are undertaken by Walton students throughout the school, including industry days, mock interviews, guest speakers, university and employer visits and a varied programme of enrichment activities.
Walton’s Principal, Christine Horrocks, said: “Ofsted have recently raised national concerns regarding schools failing to provide good guidance; however, this fantastic accreditation shows that Walton continues to offer students the very best guidance and good quality advice in respect of students’ aspirations and careers.
“I am confident that we have the expertise in place to ensure our students are able to achieve their personal goals”.
One of those to benefit is Rebecca Golds, a Year 12 student who has been at Walton since Year 7.
“Walton has provided me with so much help and guidance which has opened up so many doors for me,” she said.
“The careers advice provided me with opportunities to reflect on my strengths and what I personally could achieve and fulfil in the future. Without this help, I would not be as focussed as I am now.”