Moving On From Highfield

At whatever age our students join us, our curriculum allows them to gain a valuable understanding of the world of work. It aims to help them overcome any barriers they may face when trying to enter the workplace. We measure the impact of our careers curriculum in a number of ways, from assessing pupils' understanding of theory work to how well they perform in work experience placements. Wherever possible we also track our students' destinations post-Highfield to establish how many have entered the workplace. 

We encourage as many of our students as possible to take up a work experience placement during Key Stages 4 and 5. Lisa Gledson, our dedicated work experience coordinator works with local businesses to source placements and we have seen huge benefits for many of our young people. We are always looking for new providers so please do get in touch with Lisa on 01353 662085 or via if you would like to work with us.

The point of contact for any other questions related to careers education is Becka Butland, Careers Lead and Key Stage Leader of KS4/5. Becka can be reached on 01353 662085 or via This information is next due for review in September 2023.


Key Stage 4 students really enjoyed working with "VIY" volunteers to learn about Painting and Decorating.

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