020 8590 2245

Ms J L Hamill (Headteacher)
45-65 Oaks Lane, Newbury Park
Ilford, IG2 7PQ

CEIAG & Careers Support


Oaks Park Careers team is committed to helping students realise their career aspirations by ensuring that our students are well informed, inspired, prepared and supported.

Our careers support includes:

‘One to one’ services and support

  • Impartial one on one careers interviews are available to all students.
  • The Careers Room, on the mezzanine floor of the LRC,  may be used at any time by students to research information on courses or to consult general career reference books.
  • Options advice for GCSE and A level choices – all year 8 and 11 students have a one on one support meeting with a member of staff to help them make the best choices for their GCSE subjects and post-16 options, to ensure they are on the right path for their future career aspirations.
  • UCAS support – all year 13 students have a one on one HE advice and support with completing UCAS application meeting.
  • Applications, references, CVs and mock interviews. Support is aimed mostly at post-16 and post-18 who are completing applications.
  • Year 12 work experience is also supported.
  • Specialist subject staff are always available to answer any individual questions.


Careers Fair & Careers Focus Evenings


  • The school’s Careers Fair is held yearly, bringing together prospective employers, colleges, universities, apprentice opportunities and firms.
  • Careers Focus Evenings are held regularly and highlight progression routes and opportunities for various sectors such as Medicine, Law, Media careers, Engineering and Performing Arts. Delegates who come to this event are mainly alumnae.


Lecture Series

  • Each year Oaks Park welcomes high-profile guest speakers from the world of academia and industry to share their knowledge and experiences with our students. Our lecture series has been designed to raise students aspirations and enhance their awareness of different fields available to them.
  • Please click here to see our high-profile guest speakers for this academic year.

The Quality in Careers Standard

  • The Quality in careers standard is a quality standard for the management of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).
  • We have held this award for many years. By gaining this award we have demonstrated a high level of quality of careers support and a commitment to providing impartial and independent careers education to all students.
  • This is one of the highest accolades an organisation can receive for excellence in their area of work and it is definitely something we are very proud of.



  • Our alumnae offer careers education guidance and support through attending Career Focus Evenings and delivering careers focused talks and assemblies.

Additional support

  • Outside speakers: Within PSHE sessions, across all year groups, inspirational speakers share their experiences and career paths with students.
  • Co-Curricular Support: Careers education is supported through the many Co-Curricular activities such as the Medical Society and various clubs such as Drama.
  • In lesson support: Careers education is also supported by subject teachers in lessons across the school.
  • Careers Google classroom: The Careers Department run a Careers google classroom which posts up to date information related to a variety of different careers areas. To join please see Ms Sumray in the 6th form office.
  • Aspire Higher is an in house programme developed to give each student the tools and direct to enable them to start differentiating themselves from everyone else, so that when they apply for their chosen path, they stand out from the crowd in meaningful ways. The aim of this programme is to help get all of our students where they want to go.
Aspire Higher Careers Website


  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Whole School Events Lecture Series Speakers:-

Ben Page

Dr George McGavin

Adam Rutherford

Dr Timm Gibbs

Charlotte Posner

Professor Roi Kadosh

Hanne Kekkonen




Lecture Series


Professor Oriel Sullivan

Professor Iwan Morgan

Professor Adam Gearey

Louisa Thomas

Professor Mike Hulme


Alumni Career Talks:

Rajveer Singh

Tyrique King



Stakeholders (parents and governors) careers’ talks during National Careers Week.


Careers/Apprenticeship week apprenticeship talks by ASK project. Form time activities to be completed for a fortnight.

Lecture Series Speakers:-


Year 7 Careers booklet completed during form time. PSHE ‘Aspiration and Employment’ Unit PSHE Aspiration Day and Careers follow up sessions


Careers survey

Year 8 STEM Question Time with industry experts PSHE ‘Options and Careers’ Unit


KS4 Options Event


Careers fair


Careers in the Built Environment


Big planet – STEM project

Careers survey
Year 9 Oxford Aspiration Day at Wadham College Careers survey


Futures First Careers session


Motivational speakers lectures to address career misconceptions


Big planet – STEM project

Careers survey
Year 10 PSHE ‘Careers’ Unit Civil Service Outreach Project


Careers fair


Careers survey


Work Experience


Oxford Aspiration Day at Wadham College

Year 11 Progression interviews


PSHE ‘Employability’ Unit


Student Connect Medicine Talk


Careers survey


Kings College Medicine Workshops

Bespoke programme for apprenticeship advice


Progression Interviews


East London Medical Skills Event


Oxbridge preparation workshop



Cambridge Aspiration Trip

Year 12 Induction Day IAG talks


Super Curriculum Launch


TfL Innovate Challenge


Student Connect Medicine Talk


Careers survey


PiXL ‘Getting into Top Universities’ Conference


Kings College Medical Skills Workshop


Pathway CTM launch assembly


Oxbridge preparation workshop


Cambridge Aspiration Trip


Careers fair





Destinations and Progression Evening


UCAS Exhibition


PSHE ‘Destinations and Progression’ Unit


Work Experience and Careers Week

Year 13 Careers survey


Individualised UCAS appointments with the Higher Education Coordinator


Kings College Medical Skills Workshop


Wadham College Access Talk for students applying to competitive universities.

Apprenticeship workshops with Year 13 students not applying to university.


Pathway apprenticeship and work experience talk and opportunities. .



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