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Aspirations for all – The power of purpose

At Pewsey Vale school we prioritise knowing our students as individuals and this involves understanding their dreams and ambitions. Through the use of the Compass for Life programme students in all year, groups are encouraged to identify their big dreams, goals and ambitions. They are given opportunities to explore options for their futures with the aim to raise aspirations for all. We use the compass as a model for helping the students to develop the ethos and characteristics they will need, to plan their journey strategically and also helping them to develop physical and mental resilience strategies so they have the confidence to take action. This enables us to provide personalised guidance to help students achieve their full potential.

Throughout the year in addition to PSHRE lessons covering these themes students will undertake, year group-specific, drop down days such as the careers fair, take your child to work day and workplace visits to provide further opportunities to explore ideas.

Year 11 students will also all have one to one guidance interviews to help them in decision making for the next steps.

The team:

  • Miss C Dean: Assistant Head – Careers Lead, Email: cde@pewsey-vale.wilts.sch.uk  /Tel: 01672 565000
  • Mrs K Sheppy: Careers Assistant
  • PSHRE teachers and form tutors: Support

Support for Parents and Carers – Future’s Evening Event

This evening is an important event in the school calendar to help students and their parents or carers to have direct access to first-hand information from both local sixth forms, colleges and also employers. The date for this will be published in the school calendar and parent mail invites will be issued.

Useful Links

A to Z of Apprenticeships  

Amazing Apprenticeships

Career Mag


CareerPilot – Parents Zone  

Western Outreach Network (WON)

How to become – careers information

Local Labour Market Information Report

All About Apprenticeships 

National careers week

Swindon and Wiltshire higher futures


Updates & Latest News

Swindon College Newsletter

Renew Programme - Swindon College


Upcoming Virtual Career events 

Deloitte apprenticeships parents' insight webinar!

STEM Event with Siemens


Local Employers, Can you help?

Pewsey Vale Virtual employer talks


Testing and profiling Links:

(useful for job and apprenticeship applications that require a psychometric test as part of the interview process)



Tips and guidance to help School leavers prepare for future employment:

Advice and guidance about CV writing, Interviews and what to expect etc.

Helping your child begin their career journey

ZETY Resources:

Zety is a career site fuelled by 40 million readers a year.  Their style guides are recommended by over 150 universities, including the University of Kent and the University of Aberdeen, Below are some useful resources about writing a CV for an internship and CV style guides that make the best first impression.

How to write an Internship CV

How to pen a compelling internship cover letter

Best CV layouts

Information from the Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Hub:

June update

Work Experience Opportunity:

Careers in Estate Agency

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