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 Detectives in Year 7

  • World of Work day in Year 8

  • A range of career sector visits and activities in Year 9

  • Support to find work experience placements and mock employment interviews in Year 10

  • Work experience in Year 11

  • Professional practice week in Year 12

  • UCAS applications in the sixth form

  • 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.

The full programme for 2020/21 can be viewed below.

Students have access to a range of careers resources which can be found on our careers resources page, in our new Careers Hubs and on a new dedicated careers website on the Student Portal.

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

We review our programme 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 is Alison Bennett.

  • Our senior leadership team link is Steve Pearson. He can be contacted at

  • Our Careers Administrator & Librarian is Zena Lanczak.

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.

The careers programme for 2021/2

10. Careers Policy Jan 2021

Careers Policy

Provider Access Policy

and Information for employers and providers.

Visitor information for employers and providers.pdf

Careers and Work Related Learning website review dates:

Last update: September 2021

Next review date: September 2022