Top Award for Careers Education

On the evening of 7th November 2019 the Careers and Enterprise company together with Coast to Capital hosted an awards evening to recognise all the individuals across the region that work so tirelessly for the provision of careers education in schools and colleges.

There are 88 schools and colleges signed up to the network in this region and Oriel High School was delighted that teacher Owen Svoboda picked up the award for Outstanding Careers Leader. This is in recognition of his drive and tenacity to have careers education resourced well and represented at its rightful place in the senior leadership team and the board of governors planning. His knowledge and passion for all things related to excellent initial advice and guidance has meant he’s researched, contacted and built a network of employers and providers to help the school. Most of all his integrity for doing what is right by the students and not simply ticking the Gatsby benchmarks wish list sets him apart.

Deputy Headteacher, Helen Everitt said “We are very proud of Owen and our careers education programme. Oriel leads the way regionally in this important area of work and the benefits to students are tangible”