School Liaison

We are proud to partner with our local schools to provide a range of opportunities to explore future study and career options.

We want to ensure that there is a place for every school leaver in Southport and most importantly to make sure that each young person finds a place to thrive in the right place and on the right course for them. To ensure this we work closely with our partner schools to give high quality information and positive experiences of college so that pupils can make informed choices about next steps…

Contact our School Liason team

Tom Rowe
Tom Rowe
School Liaison Coordinator

Tamara Diggles
Tamara Diggles
School Liaison Officer

How we can help you inform your students

School Visits

Open Days and Evenings

Taster workshops

Impartial advice & guidance

Talks, Visits & Workshops

Email us to enquire/book

We are delighted to offer you a wide variety of talks, workshops and presentations about college that we can deliver at a time to suit, free of charge.

  • Delivery: In school | In college
  • Gatsby Benchmark: 1,2,3,7
  • Year Groups: 10-11 Using our network of employers, we are able to provide a mock interview experience for pupils to gain the necessary skills required for achieving employment. With current employers passing on their knowledge and feedback, this activity aims to help them to be successful at their next interview.

  • Delivery: In school
  • Gatsby Benchmark: 1,3,7
  • Year Groups: 7-11

We attend Careers fairs in schools to promote course options at Southport College and KGV as well as provide interactive activities for younger year groups to help them consider future careers and learning and signposting for older year groups around the appropriate next steps for them.

  • Delivery: In school
  • Gatsby Benchmark: 1,4,7
  • Year Groups: 7-8

Careers, Skills and Aspirations.

Aimed at raising aspirations and exploring career options. In this session we will use fun and interactive games and activities and help you people to discover a range of career options and what is involved in training for a particular career.

  • Delivery: In school
  • Gatsby Benchmark: 1,2,4,7
  • Year Groups: 9-10

Skills Gaps in LCR
In this session we will use data about skills gaps in LCR and information about careers options and courses to help young people to consider potential careers in those industries and how to access relevant training and work experience.

  • Delivery: In school
  • Gatsby Benchmark: 1,3
  • Year Groups: 7-11

An introduction to student life, featuring an overview of the post-16 options, facilities, support, and additional opportunities available.

The assembly will explain the variety of study options, highlight courses available from September, and promote the upcoming Open Evenings.

  • Delivery: In college
  • Gatsby Benchmark: 3,4,7
  • Year Group: 11

Our tours offer an opportunity to come and see the college, get a feel for college life and see the incredible facilities on offer. We are able to talk about the entry requirements for different courses and options for building your ideal pathway.

  • Delivery: In College
  • Gatsby Benchmark: 4,7
  • Year Groups: 9-11

We want to support pupils to discover and develop their skills and passions. By offering competitions in curriculum areas we encourage pupils to use their skills and offer opportunities to come and use the facilities at college gaining tips and experience in areas such as cooking and photography.

  • Delivery: In School
  • Gatsby Benchmark: 3,7
  • Year Groups: 9-11

We are available to attend parents evenings for our partner schools. We are on hand to offer advice and information about post 16 courses, entry requirements and support that is available at college as well as supporting the application process.

  • Delivery: In School
  • Gatsby Benchmark: 3,7
  • Year Group: 9

We are available to attend options evenings for our partner schools to offer information about course options post GCSE and help pupils plan their ideal pathway.

  • Delivery: In College
  • Gatsby Benchmark: 3,4,7
  • Year Group: 9-11

This programme of tasters has been designed to provide young people in our local schools with varied and interesting activities to attend throughout the school year. This gives them the opportunity to become familiar with the college facilities, discover the wide range of courses available to them, and help prepare them for post-16 study.

  • Delivery: In College
  • Gatsby Benchmark: 3,4,7
  • Year Group: 11

A great way to prepare for college, is to join us for an in-fill…

We recognise that for some pupils, need a bit of extra encouragement to help them focus their attention all the way through to the end of the year. These in-fill tasters give schools the option to help motivate them to get the grades they need to progress onto the college course that interest them.

  • Delivery: In College
  • Gatsby Benchmark: 3,4,7
  • Year Group: 10-11

Visiting the college is a great experience for pupils to see what the college is all about. Coming onsite and seeing the facilities first hand helps them visualise the possibilities and opportunities that are available to them by studying a vocational course.

  • Delivery: In College
  • Gatsby Benchmark: 1,3,4
  • Year Group: 9-11

New for 2023 our apprenticeship workshops offer a chance to discover how apprenticeships work, some of the post 16 and post 18 apprenticeship opportunities and how this important careers pathway might work for you. This workshop is supported by the Southport college apprenticeship team.

  • Delivery: In College
  • Gatsby Benchmark: 1,3
  • Year Group: 9-11

As a new qualification takes root we offer an opportunity to discover what T Levels are, what the benefits to students will be and how they can offer an excellent pathway to certain careers with a combination of theory, practical skills and work experience.

Partner Schools

We are proud of our strong relationships with many schools across the region.
If you'd like more information about becoming one of partners, please get in touch!

  • Birkdale High School
  • Christ The King RC High School
  • Formby High School
  • Greenbank High School
  • Meols Cop High School
  • Presfield High School
  • Range High School
  • Scarisbrick Hall School
  • Stanley High School
  • Deyes High School
  • Maghull High School
  • Maricourt and Acorns
  • Maricourt Catholic High School
  • Ormskirk High School
  • St Bedes Catholic High School
  • Chesterfield High School
  • Hillside High School
  • Holy Family RC High School
  • King's Hawthornes Free School
  • Litherland High School
  • Newfield School
  • Sacred Heart Catholic High School
  • Savio RC High School
  • St Michaels CoE High School
  • All Hallows Catholic High School
  • Bishop Rawstorne
  • Burscough Priory Academy
  • Hutton Grammar School
  • Lathom High School
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace RC High School
  • Penwortham Girls High School
  • Tarleton Academy

Meet our students

Brandon Burgess
Brandon Burgess, Meols Cop High School

I’m going to study towards a PhD in Aerospace Engineering at Brunel University and follow a career designing rockets for travel and defence.

Caitlin Knowles
Caitlin Knowles, Tarleton Academy

I’m going onto a plumbing Apprenticeship and hope to one day start my own business.

Cintia Kalocsai, Presfield High School

I’m going to complete an Art and Design course and become an artist selling my own work.

Connor McCarty, Maricourt Catholic High School

I am going to Manchester School of Architecture to continue studying architecture at degree level and then become an architect.

Dario Ferreira, Christ the King Catholic High School

I’m going complete a degree in Illustration at UCLan and start my own streetwear clothing brand.

Emma Pye, Greenbank High School

I’m going to open and manage my own bed and breakfast in Scotland.

Josh Wilson, Ormskirk High School

I’m going on to do an Apprenticeship with AMP EV and would eventually like to run my own business.

Katie Jones, Burscough High School

After achieving my gas qualification, I’m hoping to work for my employer full-time. Eventually I’d like to become a self-employed gas engineer.

Leo Taylor, St Bedes Catholic High School

After college, I’m going to work full time with my employer and eventually I am going to run my own restaurant.

Lewis Greslow, Chesterfield High School

I have just started a job as 1st and 2nd line IT Support Technician and I’m going to make my way up the career ladder.

Molly Doyle, Deyes High School

I’m doing a degree in Animation at Edge Hill and plan to be an Animator for a company like Disney or Dreamworks.

Nyah Aughton Rimmer, Stanley High School

I am going to build my clientele and run my own beauty business.

Tayla Mault, Crosby High School

I am going get the qualifications to work with young children in a nursery.

Travis Nolan, Birkdale High School

I am going to be an architect and will study a degree at Manchester School of Architecture.

Keep up to date

There's always lots of exciting activities going on around college for pupils to keep up to date with. From Open Evenings to Taster Events, we want pupils to get a great understanding of what college life is really like.

School Liaison Questions

We are often asked the following questions about our school liaison programme.

Our school liaison team offers a wide variety of in-school or at College activities including:

  • Presentations/workshops (in school)
  • PSHE/Careers sessions (in school)
  • Lunchtime Drop-ins and Application Clinics (in school)
  • Attendance at school Parent’s Evening and Careers Fairs
  • Open Evenings
  • Taster Days
  • Workshop Sessions
  • Campus Tours for students, teachers and parents
  • Apprenticeships events and information
  • Higher Education events and information

We offer Campus Tours for potential students, teachers and parents. Contact our school liaison team to book an appointment.

You don’t need to book a place to visit us at one of our Open Events, just come along on the day. Dates for Open Evenings at our campus on Mornington Road, Southport can always be found on our events page. Everyone is welcome.

You can book onto one of our taster events yourself, however, some do take place during school times so we would ask that you get permission from your school before attending. To discuss taster options please contact our school liaison team.

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