Raising Aspirations

The role of the Raising Aspirations Department is to equip students with the skills and knowledge that they need to make informed decisions at key points in their school lives, and ultimately to prepare them for the world of work. Our aim is to enable all students to achieve their full potential.

We are keen for our students to explore the options available and to realise what potential pathways are open to them. To this end, we arrange a number of guest speakers to visit the school each year to introduce the students to certain career paths.  These have included:

  • Actor
  • Fashion designer
  • Journalist
  • Magician
  • Musician
  • Neuroscientist
  • Photographer
  • Radio presenter
  • Sports physiotherapist
  • The National Health Service
  • The Royal Navy
  • Vets

In addition to in-school learning, we also send students out to local and national events such as:

Finally, as part of our work both supporting students in their aspirations and also helping them to engage with their local community, we have developed the following business links:

Raising Aspirations Team

Head of RA – Zoe Armitage  (Zoe.Armitage@priory.herts.sch.uk; 01462 622300 ext. 246)

KS3 and KS4 Co-ordinator – Sally Emler (Sally.Emler@priory.herts.sch.uk; 01462 622300 ext. 233)

KS5 Co-ordinator – Lynne Luckman (Lynne.Luckman@priory.herts.sch.uk; 01462 622300 ext. 233)

Upcoming Events

  • June – Year 12 Higher Education Convention