Careers at The Matthew Arnold School


The aim of our careers programme is to prepare our students for the next steps in their careers. We have developed a well-structured Careers programme for all students in Year 7 to 11. During their five years students will be equipped with the skills and qualifications needed to reach their full potential, and enable them to achieve a fulfilling and happy career.

Our strong relationships with local Further Education providers and access to local employers enable students to plan their next steps. We also work in partnership with Innervate Career Services, an outside agency. They provide one-to-one impartial Career Guidance interviews to Year 10 and 11 students,


Careers Outline




During your time at Matthew Arnold you will:

  • Develop key workplace skills
  • Gain  independent careers advice from a careers advisor
  • Interact with Further education providers
  • Prepare a CV


We understand that you will want to offer your child assistance during the process. To enable this we will

  • Allow access to our annual careers fair
  • Invite Further education providers to Parents evenings
  • Share local market information


As part of our careers provision we want to give our students the widest view of workplaces. If you could assist us in any of the following please email Graeme Watts;

  • Site visits for a small group of students
  • Interview preparation
  • Careers fair
  • Skills workshops

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