Careers Enrichment and Engagement
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Careers Enrichment and Engagement

Welcome to Roundhay School’s Careers Enrichment & Engagement (CEE) Team.

As holders of the Quality in Careers Standard and working within the GATSBY Benchmarks, we are committed to giving quality impartial information, advice and guidance to all students by educating them on future opportunities and potential career paths based on their individual needs.

Students are encouraged to recognise and embrace their own distinct set of characteristics, skills and knowledge through a variety of interventions and careers tools. We aim to ensure students make informed choices about their next steps, researching and exploring different career sectors, the roles available and the necessary qualifications required. Students are given key information and advice around progression routes and apprenticeships as well as further and higher education providers.

We deliver a varied programme of careers education embedded into the curriculum. All activities are designed to develop student’s self-awareness and employability skills whilst enhancing their knowledge of the world of work. A variety of employer engagement events and workshops are delivered across all year groups throughout the course of the year. All students receive post 16 and post 18 options information and engage with the START careers platform to support their journey, learn about the current labour market and research progression routes.

Employer engagement typically focuses upon:

  1. Developing employability and transferrable skills in response to the demands of the local and global economy,
  2. Creating opportunities for skill development- typically through collaborative employer partnership arrangements,
  3. Creating enterprise and innovation opportunities through a variety of partnerships.

Supporting students to become valuable members of society who are respectful, resilient and always ready to learn.

If you would like to support us: offer a workplace visit, CSR engagement, guest speaker, etc. please contact the team at:

“Roundhay School is awarded the Quality in Careers Standard and is committed to working towards the revised guidelines when our three year review is due in 2021” C&K Careers

“We have had the pleasure of working closely with the Careers Enrichment and Engagement Team at Roundhay School for over nine years.  They have an extensive programme of employer engagement activities aimed at developing students’ employability skills and their understanding of the roles and career pathways available to them.   Roundhay are focussed on meeting all the Gatsby Benchmarks and delivering quality careers education, information, advice and guidance. We are delighted to support them with links to our employer network and other hands-on activities” Leonie Matthews, Ahead Partnership

Careers Enrichment & Engagement Team

Anne Powley Anne Powley Careers Enrichment & Engagement Leader (Mon-Thurs)
Alison Mearns Alison Mearns Independent Careers Advisor (Mon & Tues)
Sherean Isherwood Sherean Isherwood Careers Enrichment & Engagement Coordinator (Mon-Wed)
Mrs Steph Metcalf Mrs Steph Metcalf Sixth Form Careers and Work Experience Manager. She can be contacted at smetcalf@ or 0113 393 1225


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