Careers Overview

Careers Education and Guidance

Careers Education is an important aspect of Bishop Fox’s School. We run a programme for Year 8 to Year 11 students supporting them to make informed decisions relating to option choices at KS4, Work Experience placements in Year 10 and choice of Post 16 destinations.

The careers department is run by a careers coordinator who provides one to one careers support guidance interviews for all students. The careers department also coordinates work experience for all Year 10 students and liaison with all Post 14, 16 and 18 education and training providers. The careers education and guidance programme runs from Year 7 – 11.

To view our Careers Policy, please click here.

Bishop Fox’s and the Community

Bishop Fox’s believe it is important to be in the heart of the community and as such is an outward looking School looking for opportunities to work with and for the local community.

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Bishop Fox’s has strong links with the local primary schools – we run a range of different curriculum opportunities for our local schools which include:

  • Business and Enterprise challenge day for Year 5
  • Science day for more able Year 5 students
  • Sports festivals throughout the year
  • Drama and Dance workshops
  • Language days

The aim is to make the transition from primary to secondary as smooth as possible and to offer our specialist curriculum and facilities to our local primary students.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Bishop Fox’s is one of only a few schools that offer Work Experience to all students in Year 10. Students work in a range of local settings and enjoy the opportunity to experience what the world beyond Year 11 will look like.

LOCAL COLLEGES

Bishop Fox’s has close links with all the local colleges. We run careers days at both Bridgwater and Taunton College and Richard Huish College. A wide range of talks, presentations and workshops run throughout the school year. Year 9 students can also spend a week in summer school at Bridgwater and Taunton College. They also run motor vehicle and hair and beauty vocational course’s for Year 10 and 11 students.

LOCAL UNIVERSITY

We have strong links and arrange visits to a range of local universities. We also run the Brilliant Club where students in Year 9 work with PHD students to produce a university-standard report and have the opportunity to visit Russell Group universities.

LOCAL BUSINESS

We have a strong Business and Enterprise focus and work in partnership with the a range of local business to enhance the education of our students. The school is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and run a range of joint events with them.

POST 16

We have a proud tradition of ensuring all our students make positive transitions from Bishop Fox’s. Over 90% choose to attend Richard Huish College, or Bridgwater and Taunton College choosing a range of academic and vocational options. The remaining students choose apprenticeships or go direct in to the world of work.

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