Individual Advice and guidance

“Every student should have opportunities for guidance interview with a careers adviser. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made”

DfE Statutory Guidance 2018

Mrs. B Srinivasan is the school Careers Adviser. (She holds Level 6 qualifications in Careers Advice & Guidance, and is on The Career Development Institute (CDI) Professional Register of Advisers)

The CDI Students (and parents) in any year group can contact Mrs Srinivasan to discuss subject and course choices, career ideas and advice about entering Further and Higher Education or employment. Homewood staff can also refer students to Mrs Srinivasan for a careers appointment.

Mrs Srinivasan can be contacted at any time via:

There is a formal programme of individual advice and support offered to all students (and parents) via the following:

  • Year 8: Pathways Options support at Options Evening
  • Year 9: GCSE Options Support at Options Evening
  • Year 10: 1-1 and Small Group Occupational Guidance appointments
  • Year 11: Individual Guidance Interviews (Post 16 Options) 
  • Year 12: Subjects Choice Meetings with Form Tutors    
  • Year 12: Individual Guidance Interviews
  • Year 13: Individual and Group Guidance Interviews

National Careers Service Students (and parents) can also contact the National Careers Service to help make decisions about learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential, helpful and impartial advice and guidance, supported by qualified careers advisers. Young people (aged 13-19) can speak to an adviser online or by telephone:

Tel: 0800 100 900