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The Norwood School


Norwood School are very proud to have been awarded the Quality in Careers Standard Stage 3. This is recognition that we provide a high standard of careers education, information, advice and guidance provision.

Joanne Smith, from CSW commented – ‘You have clearly achieved so much recently and, not only is it a pleasure to see your efforts rewarded with successful completion of Stage 3, but also to know that external assessors leave with such a positive impression of the school in its entirety.’

Tina Beard, our assessor, said, ‘I admire how much you and the entire team do and manage to squeeze into each and every week! I was very impressed by all I saw and heard at The Norwood School.’

Please see the full report below, that highlights our many strengths but also the areas that we are keen to improve upon to make the provision even better for every single Norwood student.  


Please see our Careers Strategy and Policy below.

We are fortunate to have Alix Boyle, our Independent Careers Advisor, in school each week. She is based in S17 on the top corridor. Students are issued with an appointment card on the day of their scheduled meeting to excuse them out of class. As well as group workshops, assemblies and small group meetings, all students in Yr 10, 11 and Sixth Form will receive a one to one interview at some point throughout the year. If you feel that you would like to see Alix again for a follow up meeting or are simply seeking more advice, then please make an appointment to see her through your head of year or Miss Nicholas.

Year 7 Ms Galdames

Year 8  Mr Oxford

Year 9 Mr Waro

Year 10 Ms Knight

Year 11 Ms Dennis

Sixth Form Mr Cox

Ms Nicholas Senior Deputy

If parents wish to speak to Alix with their children, then please make sure you find the time to meet her at Parents Evening.

Forthcoming Events and Useful Links



Book your free place at this year's Skills London 2019

Follow this link to book your tickets!

Take a look at last year's event.




Lambeth is brimming with talent.
How can we create more opportunity?

Wednesday 13th November
3Space International House

Brixton is buzzing with new creative companies and plans to attract more.
Young people have incredible talent, but too many lack the confidence and connections that bring opportunities in the world of work.
So what can we do?

Please come to this event to discuss how we can work more effectively to drive real change for young people in Lambeth.

Contributors include the Leader of Lambeth Council, Squire and Partners, Schools Patrol, young people we've worked with plus many others. We will be running an open space. It should be a stimulating discussion - and we want your input!

At We Rise our mission is to empower young people to create successful futures. But we can't do this on our own. As a community business we want to galvanise the energy of businesses, schools and families to create something that will last.
So far we have engaged 500 young people in high impact work experience, intensive school based programmes and inspirational careers networking events. We have worked with incredible businesses and employers, wonderful schools, inspiring volunteers and fantastic young people.

But there is so much more to do.

9,000 Lambeth teenagers live in families who are struggling to put food on the table and who lack social connections to professional work.

How can we work together to connect them to opportunities?

Please do join us on the 13th!


Year 10 - come and collect an application form from Ms Nicholas or Ms Knight for this years Lambeth Takeover Challenge! Only 4 places available.  Closing Date Friday 8th November.








ERIC Fest & Pop Brixton is bringing a 1-day festival to the heart of Brixton celebrating young creative talent in and around Lambeth. The festival will invite leading creative brands from around London to promote creative opportunities available and network with young creatives. Book your ticket today!

Book your tickets here!

'We host an alternative careers event series called ERIC FEST, provide Buzzfeed-style careers advice & news over at ERIC MAG and post jobs & opportunities from creative & digital companies on ERIC instagram.

The best part? Everything we do is FREE TO USE.

Are you good with numbers? Do you like technology? Do you want to develop valuable skills? 

Finance and technology are the largest and fastest growing sectors in London. They include a huge range of different jobs in areas like Banking, Investment, Accountancy, Insurance, Software Development, Infrastructure, Applications, and new and fast growing FinTech.

Finance and Technology skills are vital for all kinds of different companies.

But what do the roles involve? How do you access a well paid job? And what opportunities are there for you to develop the skills of the future?

If you are aged 14+ and want to find out more, this is the event for you.

Come down - and bring your friends - to meet, talk to and learn from local professionals, industry experts and apprentices at the start of their career.

You will meet:

Anna Wawrzynczak, Apprentice at Zopa, a peer-to-peer fin-tech company

Matty Vipulananthan, Apprentice, payroll and benefits, at FleishmanHillard Fishburn 

Sheila Paulin, IBM Human Resources who can explain their Technology Apprenticeships

Jermaine Trotman, from Nimbleappgenie who specialise in Web, App and UX development

Ben Longman, from Trendtype who provide market data on Africa 

Melanie Hayes, from KYND who deal with cyber risk and protection.

Lisa and Chiara, from Resi - a tech driven on line Architectural service provider.


5pm          Welcome, refreshments: Meet the coaches who will help you during the evening. 

5.10          Introduction to the sector. Who's in the room, what do they do?

5.20          Warm up excercise. What do you want to know? What questions do you want answered?  

5.25          Networking tips & practice - how to be more confident talking to new people

5.30          Structured networking session. In pairs or small groups, chat to as many professionals as you can!

6.15pm     Pizza break

6.25          Structured networking session. In pairs or small groups, chat to as many professionals as you can!

6.50          Reflection and Feedback: Make a request for work experience, enterprise support, etc

7pm          Finish

These events are brought to you by We Rise and Business Launchpad, both based at 3space International House, previously the Council's Education Department + round the corner from Brixton Recreation Centre.

3space Brixton is a new place for young people to explore their future. We support the transition from school to work.


Share this event on Facebook and Twitter.

We hope you can make it.


We Rise

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I thought that many of you might be interested in just a couple of the excellent opportunities that have been sent our way and are happening over the Easter Break.

YouthConnect May Health and Sport 

Please see flyer above and follow link below to book a place.

Youth Connect Health and Sport

Would you like to meet local professionals? Would you like to find out what jobs there are?

If you are aged 14+ and want to find out more, this is the event for you. Come down and bring your friends to meet, talk to and learn from the following industry experts.

Past events - see below - have been well attended and very helpful.


Rocketship Digital, a Brixton based creative brand agency who can help explain the exciting world of graphic and digital design.

Brixton's own Jellyfish Pictures, one of the most respected and multi award winning visual effects and animation studios in the world, who are also experts at careers guidance in their industry.

Photofusion who have grown to becoming London’s largest independent photography resource centre where they deliver vital training, support and career progression to photographers of all abilities.

Obed Yeboah - A young successful tech entrepreneur who has an abundance of advice to help you in the digital world.

Micheal Tierney, who is a super creative freelance motion designer who can tell you why he loves his job!

Preloaded, who are a gaming company with a difference so come and find out how you could work in their industry.

Flyer and Link to booking


Reach Society's 8th Careers Conference

9 April 2019; 10:00 - 16:00
Royal National Hotel, London

Students aged 13 years + - Registration open

The Reach Society is holding their latest careers conference in London on 9 April. This is an opportunity for young people, aged 13 plus, to be inspired by professionals in the Black community and dozens of employers. The event will aims to inspire students (school age, undergraduate and graduate) and enable them to network and connect with others. 

Tickets are FREE. Advanced registration is required - please email 

All under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  For more information see the Reach Society website.  

I do hope that some of you will encourage your sons and daughters to attend.

With best wishes for a busy and happy Easter break,


Ms Nicholas


London Youth 

London Youth is a network of diverse community youth organisations serving young people of all backgrounds right across the capital.

Visit their website at

Their mission is to support and challenge young people to become the best they can be.

Their vision is that all young Londoners grow up healthy, able to navigate a fulfilling career and make a positive contribution in their communities.

They support them to develop the confidence, resilience and relationship skills they need to do this, delivering with and through their network of community youth organisations and at  two residential centres.

They work with all young people but place a particular emphasis on those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to the kind of opportunities we offer.


Find out about live vacancies  - follow the link below.


National Careers  Advice