School is first in Wiltshire to win award for careers advice
12:40pm Thursday 26th April 2012 in North Wilts news
MALMESBURY School has become the first in Wiltshire to win the Government’s new Career Mark for the standard of careers advice to its pupils.
The award follows an 18-month assessment culminating in a report that said the school had raised the profile of careers education among students and parents and made good use of outside organisations and extra-curricular activities as part of its programme.
“Parents and students told us this was an area that they were concerned about and I am very pleased that we have been able to ensure that our students receive the very best advice and guidance,” said head teacher Tim Gilson.
Wiltshire Council backed the school through the process.
“Schools are about to take on the statutory responsibility for providing careers advice and guidance so this is a good time for all secondary schools to consider how they can best provide that support," added children’s services cabinet member Lionel Grundy.