Tiffin School's Careers Programme

Tiffin School is committed to providing a high quality careers and progression programme, and excellent support to our students. Through timetabled lessons, tutor sessions, trips, individual meetings and off-timetable activities, we aim to open up our students’ minds to a wide variety of career paths, to challenge their thinking and preconceived ideas on pathways and careers, to encourage their aspirations, and to give them tailored and relevant information and advice.

We employ a team of two qualified L6/7 Careers Advisers, at least one of whom is in school to support students every day. They are Helen Varley, who is our Careers Leader and has the role of Head of Careers, and Sarah Grigg. They design our programme and resources and provide independent and impartial guidance on careers and options for all year groups. Our Governor responsible for Careers is Mr S Satkunarajah.

Our careers and progression programme, which you can view below, is designed so that students can begin to learn how to navigate and manage their future. This includes becoming more aware of their strengths, values and interests, learning about many different areas of work and pathways, understanding how to keep options open, building experience, valuing how their lessons and other activities contribute to their future, and developing career management skills.

To complement our core programme, we give students access to the Tiffin Careers and Progression website, where we collate reliable and useful information for students and parents, for their own research and to answer frequently asked questions. Our Google Classrooms are packed with external opportunities that we advertise to students, including employer insight events, university tasters, work experience opportunities and public events. We invite alumni and other contacts in to talk to students about their careers, and our older year groups share their experience with the years below. Our academic departments and the careers and progression team look for opportunities for students to experience work contexts. For example, six teams took part in the last Legal Apprentice competition, and we have previously taken interested groups to an animation studio, global media agency, the Cabinet Office, and Lazard - a financial services company. We look forward to these opportunities opening up again.

Helen is the first point of contact for any questions or proposals about our careers programme. Parents, employers or education/training providers can contact her on 020 8546 4638 or careers@tiffin.kingston.sch.uk. Pupils can get in touch with the careers team on the same email address or drop in to the careers office (Room 36), at school.

Important Documents

Tiffin School: Provider Access Policy Link
Our Careers Programme Link

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