Careers10- 007On Wednesday 6th October 2010 it was once more time for all Year 11 students to focus their thoughts on their future education and career choices when they had an opportunity to participate in Harrow Way School’s Annual Careers Fair. Having prepared themselves through their work in careers classes they had selected their areas of career interest in advance of the day. Small groups of students then attended brief introductory talks targeted specifically towards their main interests. These informative sessions were delivered by a team of specialist careers advisers from the Hampshire Connexions Service. Connexions website is an excellent resource, packed with useful information to assist with many aspects of young peoples’ lives and is well worth a visit at:

Careers10- 006After the vocationally-related discussion groups, students circulated around the open Careers Fair visiting exhibition stands where they could gather a great deal of information. All the local Colleges of Further Education were represented, and students appreciated being able to benefit from the opportunity to discuss specific courses with specialist schools’ liaison staff, and to collect the new prospectuses and other essential course information they needed… and of course the inevitable attractive freebies too. We are also very grateful that the event was once again supported by committed representatives from a number of local companies and from all three of the Armed Services.

Our thanks for supporting the event go to:

Careers10- 008Hampshire Connexions
Andover College
Basingstoke College of Technology and BCOT Apprenticeships Department
Peter Symonds College
Queen Mary’s College
Salisbury College
Careers10- 005Sparsholt College
Wiltshire College
Above Bar Hairdressing College
Basingstoke ITEC ICT Centre
HM Forces – Army, Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force

Connexions – Careers and Personal Education and Guidance
Throughout the year, all students in Years 10 and 11 will continue to receive Careers Education through their timetabled Careers classes. Further one-to-one personal interviews and careers guidance can always be arranged with the Connexions Careers Adviser, Kathy Barnes, who attends the school weekly. In addition, students in Years 9-11 are eligible to receive the support of our Connexions Personal Adviser, where appropriate. Our Personal Adviser, Joylindsey Vaughan, also attends the school weekly, working closely with a number of students on a one-to-one basis.

College Applications and Interviews
All Year 11 students who may be considering enrolment on further education courses for September 2011 are reminded that all colleges will be holding a sequence of open evenings and information sessions. Please check the VLE frequently to view the dates published for 2011 entry and important updates related to your futures.