Careers & Work Experience
Careers at SGGS
Stratford Girls’ Grammar School never takes for granted the role it plays in shaping futures.
We do not believe that either external providers or teaching-staff solutions are enough on their own. We want to give students the flexibility to ask questions and investigate career thoughts as soon as they have them. That is why Mrs Pearson, our resident Level 7 qualified Careers Advisor/CDI Registered Career Development Professional, is always available on-site; ensuring individual career discussions can be provided any time. These conversations are not just reserved for older students. When we say we encourage enterprising young women, we mean it.
SGGS regularly hold career events, organise trips to universities and invite speakers and Alumnae to share their experiences with current students through assemblies and talks, both physical and virtual. We are active participants in National Careers Week and students take part in multiple career-focused activities throughout their 7-year journey, such as the National Enterprise Challenge.
Career information and resources are regularly shared with students on both Microsoft Teams and via e-mail. All SGGS Students are registered with Unifrog, which remains available to them until they turn 25.
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Careers In The Curriculum
We do not wait until students are reaching their final years with us to foster career thinking. The SGGS curriculum continually evolves to ensure students have the best possible foundation for their future. Students will learn about career opportunities within every curriculum subject area and understand the transferable skills that each provides.
Initially, career advice is broad so that each student is encouraged to explore different interests and discover new strengths. Every subject taught at SGGS is specialised but includes wider benefits that will develop overall employability skills, from public speaking and confidence in Drama to teamwork and strategy in PE. All students use a range of career planning tools, accessed through Unifrog, to focus on individual goals and achievements, designed to help them become ‘life-ready’, beyond their time in education.
PSHE (Personal, Social, Health & Economic) prepares SGGS students for real-life experiences and covers a vast range of different topics, including career planning. Taught in lessons throughout the entire 7-year SGGS journey, our advice becomes more tailored to each student the further they progress through school. Insight is given into career choices, routes to specific jobs of interest, employment law, succeeding at interview, CV writing and more.