One of the school’s principal aims is to provide a broadly-based education designed to enable all students to discover their strengths, and to make the most of their talents within ISS and beyond. Though good examination results are always important to employers when they select young people, other characteristics and qualities are equally vital. We are preparing students for a world that will be very different to what their parents and teachers experienced. Rapid technological and demographic change, alongside considerable economic and environmental challenges, mean that sound career education has never been more important.
ISS has a lead in Careers Education and Guidance who manages the provision. Access to one-to-one advice and career guidance, as well as regular career seminars and access to online resources, give learners the chance to find out about themselves and the world of work.
All Year 11 students are encouraged to carry out work experience to gain first-hand experience of the world of work.