The Lady Amélie Jakobovits Campus


The Careers' Leader at Menorah High School is Mrs Jo Marchant and contact details are 020 8208 0500

University Application Supporting Letter

Careers Provision at Menorah High

Menorah High School has a programme of Careers education and guidance in place for all students from Year 7-13, based on the Gatsby benchmarks, to achieve:

  • Understanding of yourself, your interests, likes and dislikes, your skills and how this affects the choices you make at each stage of your career in the School and in the world you will enter afterwards
  • Realistic, but ambitious, choices about courses and careers
  • Developing a plan of action for the future
  • Understanding the different progression routes after Years 11, 12 and 13. These routes will include, further and higher education, seminaries, apprenticeships, training and employment opportunities
  • Ability to make effective applications for university, seminary, apprenticeships, training and employment including writing effective CVs/Personal Statements and developing your interview skills

The 8 Gatsby benchmarks are: A stable careers programme; Learning from career and labour market information; Addressing the needs of each pupil; Linking the curriculum learning to careers; Encounters with employers and employees; Experiences of workplaces; Encounters with further and higher education; and Personal guidance.

Menorah High School offers the following:
Year 7 - Interpersonal and study skills, self-organisation, looking at personal qualities, skills and interests
Year 8 – Setting targets, work categories, citizenship, soft skills, decision making and options guidance for GCSE
Year 9 – Career exploration, the world of work, employability skills, and personal interests
Year 10 – Further Career Exploration, Self-assessment and organisation, Employability skills, CVs
Year 11 – Post 16 options, Further Education, Higher Education, study skills, action planning, Careers Interviews
Year 12 – one to one advice, Interview Skills, Personal Statement Training, Work Experience
Year 13 – Moving On, help with University and Seminary Applications, Exploration of alternative pathways such as Apprenticeships

In addition, Mrs Jo Marchant leads individual advice and signposting at break times, and organises extra-curricular events e.g. Careers Events (Meet the Professionals), Alumni  speakers, Access to Higher Education opportunities, career talks and workshops.

December 2023 

This information is reviewed annually.