Careers and

Work Related Learning

"Creating better futures for our young people by developing them into confident and successful learners and caring citizens"

Students are offered a structured programme of careers and work related learning events to support them to progress after leaving Wheatley Park.

Our programme includes:

  • Career Stereotypes in Year 7

  • Enterprise Challenge in Year 8

  • OXLEP Careers Fair and Take Your Child to Work Day in Year 9

  • Post 16 Options activities and work experience in Year 10

  • Making applications in Year 11

  • Professional practice week in Year 12

  • Morrisby Profile testing in Year 12

  • UCAS applications in Year 13

  • Apprenticeship and employment support in Year 11 and Year 13

  • One to one personalised careers meetings with a qualified independent careers adviser for all Year 11 students and those in any year group on request.

Students have access to a range of careers resources in the Careers Hub in the school library and via a dedicated careers website on the student portal. All students have a Morrisby Careers account and access to many other resources including EClips, Careerpilot and the National Careers Service.

We work with a range of partners to deliver our programme including Adviza, Activate Learning (City of Oxford College), Abingdon and Witney College, training providers, universities, volunteers from the business community and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). We work closely with our Enterprise Co-ordinator and Enterprise Adviser to achieve the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Our programme is reviewed on an ongoing basis with a formal annual review at the end of the academic year. This includes student and tutor surveys and feedback.

The careers team is:

  • Our Careers Lead and Adviser is Alison Bennett.

  • Our senior leadership team link is Stacey Kendall who can be contacted at

  • Our Careers Administrator is Val Wolstenholme.

If you would like to contact us to find out more about our careers provision, you can contact us by emailing or calling the main school switchboard on 01865 872441.

If you are enquiring about employment with Wheatley Park School please see our vacancy page.

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Careers and Work Related Learning website review dates:

Last update: September 2022

Next review date: September 2023