It’s nice to be recognised for the work I’ve done, check out my awards and other articles featured in the press.
I was a winner for the Educate Awards 2013 for online career resource I created for my previous school, I reached the finalist stage for the UK Career Development Awards for my online resource 2013 as well as achieved Highly Commended in 2012 from National Careers Award for Innovative Approaches to Working with Students in Education from The Institute of Career Guidance. I was also elected to join the Council for the Career Development Institute representing Career Guidance for young people. I have completed consultancy work for Pearson’s Education in developing a careers product. I am also worked with Skills for Logistics as part of their Steering Committee to look at changing the perception of logistics and creating a strategy to promote this work to schools. I have been also been interviewed by Times Educational Supplement (Tespro) Pathfinder ‘The approach: Setting up your school’s own careers website’ published 6th July 2012 as well as publishing articles in the Independent School Magazine on careers. I provided guidance & comments for Bliss Magazine called ‘Making the Grade’ August 2013 with reference to students completing exams in A Level & GCSE (and how to overcome issues such ‘I think my exam paper was marked wrong’ and other such problems!)
Click on the graphics below to explore press articles and my presentation at the National Careers Show 2013.
|Wrote for The Telegraph ‘School Holiday: boost your personal statement this summer’ 3rd July 2013.|
|Commented for the BBC News, ‘Teenagers need face to face guidance interviews’ 5th June 2013|
|Commented for The Guardian, ‘Sixth formers miss out on careers advice’ 29th May 2013.|
Interviewed by Dr Tristram Hooley with regard to career provision in school he is a Reader in Career Development at University of Derby 17th April 2013.
|Two Careers articles published by Innovate my school, 7 top tips to help students choose their career and Apprenticeship advice, March 2013|
|More articles and blogs….|
|Wrote for the Independent School Magazine, aimed at careers advisers called ‘Developing a Strategic Approach’ February 1, 2012 (see page 6)|
|Wrote another article for the Independent School Magazine on ‘Moving with the Changes’ aimed at careers advisers, exploring ways of bringing the schools’ careers advisory service into the technological age June 2012 (see page 26)|
|Interviewed by the Times Educational Supplement (Tespro) Pathfinder ‘The approach: Setting up your school’s own careers website’ published 6th July 2012|
Take a look at my presentation at the National Careers Show in London and Leeds 2013. It provides an insight into how schools and colleges can provide 24/7 access for careers for key decision makers including students, parents and teachers.
However I think my best success is the work I do with my students, whether they are looking for the next step in their career plan or if they need assistance in deciding what course, employment or career option would best suit them. I like to think my career guidance interviews are highly motivational and encourage people to ‘think outside of the box’. My role is to provide a signpost for students and to let them know there are a number of ways they can reach their goals.