A Wolverhampton school has been granted Quality in Careers Standard accreditation in recognition of the advice and guidance given to its students.

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Assessors praised the high standard of careers advice provided by staff to pupils during their time at Colton Hills Community School, as well as the prominent profile which careers guidance is given across the school and the strong support it receives from senior leaders and governors.

The Quality in Careers Standard board also highlighted the support offered to pupils at Colton Hills by Connexions Wolverhampton, the City of Wolverhampton Council funded service which provides information, advice and guidance to help young people aged 13 to 19 prepare for adult and working life.

Headteacher Alberto Otero said: "The school has been working very hard to ensure that all our students are given the independent advice and guidance they need to help them plan for their futures.

"We are delighted to have achieved this accreditation and is testament to the hard work of everyone involved and of course our students.

"The board were impressed with the positive feedback from students about the help they received to help them to make career and learning decisions at each key transition stages while at school."

Councillor Claire Darke, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said: "Having access to good quality careers advice is essential in helping our young people make important decisions as they leave school, and so it's great news that Colton Hills Community School has received Quality in Careers Standard accreditation."

Caption: Celebrating receiving Quality in Careers Standard accreditation for Colton Hills Community School are Year 10 pupils Kyra Buckley and Pavenveer Andhey with (back, left to right) the City of Wolverhampton Council's Director of Education Meredith Teasdale, Headteacher Alberto Otero and Cabinet Member for Education Councillor Claire Darke

  • released: Thursday 22 February, 2018