Harnessing the power of the network

There is no such thing as a predictable career path for a Northampton High School girl. You will meet our alumnae everywhere – making their mark, being creative and getting heard. They possess the vital transferable skills needed for adapting to an uncertain economic and professional landscape, essential qualities for the times of change ahead of us.

Whatever they choose to do, our students know that they can and will make a positive difference in the world. The foundation for this confidence and ability to lead begins in school, with the Inspiring Futures Programme. We do not expect our students to know exactly what they want to study at university or what they want to be when they have left education; the emphasis is on discovery and keeping an open mind. We encourage our students to be curious and enquiring by offering exciting opportunities, whether it’s during the Enterprise days or when speaking to a professional during a Speed Networking event, for example.

In preparation for a world of portfolio-working lives, in which many jobs remain undiscovered and unimagined, careers information is redefined as life coaching, helping girls to curate an effective online and offline profile, and build a network of professional contacts.

We are fortunate to be part of the GDST and therefore benefit enormously from its huge network of alumnae and career-startprogrammes. Harnessing the power of the network enables girls in Sixth Form to gain a wide range of work experience opportunities unavailable elsewhere. These links offer them a huge advantage over other students across the country.

Our girls leave us ready to embrace emerging opportunities, overcome obstacles and engage reflectively with life’s big questions and choices.


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