As our students progress towards Year 11, we start talking to them about how they will go on to contribute to society. We see to it that all of them take part in a work experience programme to help them understand the kind of responsibility and discipline required for them to achieve success; we provide them with specialist leadership training to match the kind of roles we expect many of our pupils to go on and perform; and we organise trips to outside events where pupils, for example, spend the day with experts in a particular industry, or engage in product design and development.
In recent years we have also launched an initiative called ‘Inspire the Future’, designed to tap into the many strengths of the wider Long Close community. As part of the initiative, we invite parents and other friends of the school to come in and give our students an introduction to a particular area of work. The sessions have proved to be extremely informative, offering pupils a unique insight into the various career paths that they may choose to follow.
If you would like to volunteer your time to take part in this initiative, please contact the Head of Marketing on 01753 520095.