Careers and Higher Education

"The careers education and guidance that students receive very effectively supports them in making choices about their next steps in education or training."
Ofsted 2015

The provision of high quality, impartial and relevant careers information, advice and guidance has never been more important than it is today. Good careers guidance is critical if young people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them.

To help our students make well-informed choices to enable them to progress into further learning, training or employment, the Belvedere Careers Department works with Barry Cunliffe, an independent Careers Advisor with over 25 years' experience working in schools, colleges, training providers and employers across Merseyside.

Barry graduated in Psychology, has a Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance, Diploma in Counselling, and is trained in Psychometric Testing. He is in school every Thursday and interviews all students in Year 11 giving them the opportunity to discuss their post-16 options, including sixth form, college, or apprenticeships, and can provide support with application forms, CVs and interviews.

Students in Y8-13 are encouraged to make an appointment with Barry to  look at their options, including college courses, apprenticeships, employment or university.  Pupils may also be referred for interview, either by Key Stage Managers or the Inclusion Department. 

Barry attends all Parents’ Evenings from Years 8-13 and is available to speak to pupils and parents throughout the night.  He is also available at Y9 Options Evening.

Parents/carers are welcome to get in touch at any time to discuss their daughter's plans, or any concerns they might have about careers education.  If you would like to request a meeting please email Barry or contact the Pastoral Office.