Our Careers Team
The team leading the Careers and Futures at The Cooper School are progressive, knowledgeable and supportive, whose endeavours take every student's strengths and builds upon these through their journey at The Cooper School. There are many opportunities to inspire and create a meaningful understanding of the world of work for every child.
Each student is encouraged to take responsibility for their own future with the support of career professionals to help guide and support them in this discovery. Our hope is every student leaving The Cooper School has acquired sufficient skills, qualifications and understanding of the job market to be able to navigate the world independently and with confidence.
We are fortunate to have a diverse local economy representing all manner of sectors around us, but we pride ourselves in being part of the “Knowledge Belt” that runs between Oxford and Cambridge and in which many hi-tech and scientific organisations tend to locate. We reach out to those organisations and share ideas and opportunities to develop our young people to meet the needs of society and local and national employment.
We offer independent Careers advice to all our students in Year 11 and in Post 16, this might be around future pathways or career ideas. The team uses powerful tools to help students to become more self aware of their strengths and development needs to unlock career opportunities. Through our programme of careers education, each student is equipped with all the possibilities to make good and informed decisions about their futures. We support students to open doors and opportunities and appreciate the world of work to be independent and confident citizens.
Lucy Katz - Governor with Responsibility for Careers and Futures
Sam Baker - Assistant Headteacher, Careers Leader and SLT link for Careers and Futures
Mark Lambert - Careers Advisor and Interim Careers Lead ( L6 Qualified to deliver 1:2:1 Careers guidance, advice and support)