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Careers Event 2018

The Pavilion School Leads the Way in Barnet!

On Tuesday,27th March 2018, the Pavilion School, Whetstone hosted the very first practical, “hands on” careers day to take place in Barnet.  It was opened by Mayor Brian Salinger who was accompanied by MP Theresa Villiers. See our Photo Album of the event here

"I was very impressed to see the way that the school helps students fulfill their potential." Teresa Villiers

The Mayor of Barnet, Brian Salinger, opening the event, with MP Theresa Villiers, Head Teacher Joanne Kelly and Head of Careers, Lesley Graham
Student learning about work as a First Aider

Over 20 local businesses and organisations volunteered their time to demonstrate an activity based on their work.    They encouraged students to have a go for themselves.  As a result, students iced cakes, made earrings, built brick walls and created electrical circuits, not to mention making flower arrangements, boxing, street dancing, dog grooming, learning about first aid and music production.

Students from Christs’ College Finchley also enjoyed participating in the event.  In fact, feedback from all the students showed that they overwhelmingly enjoyed the day.

Pavilion students watch a demonstration about Electrics from Barnet Southgate College with Durkan






The Pavilion School offers education to any young person in the Borough who is out of mainstream schooling.  They work with students who have physical or emotional conditions as well as those who have challenging behaviour or other barriers to learning. 

Lesley Graham, the Head of Careers at Pavilion, who organised the day said, “Our aim was to offer our students the most engaging and enriching opportunities possible.  We  wanted  to raise the bar in terms of the quality of careers education our students receive.  By making it such a practical day, students were able to gain insights while having fun.”


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Email from Office of Teresa Villiers

Dear Lesley

Well done to the staff at the Pavilion School in Whetstone for putting on an excellent careers fair for students today. I was happy to be there for the formal opening of the event by the Mayor of Barnet, Cllr Brian Salinger, and headteacher, Joanne Kelly.

Many students at the school come from disadvantaged backgrounds and some have found it difficult to engage in mainstream education. The Pavilion provides a crucially important stepping stone to help them fulfil their potential. Today students had the opportunity talk to a number of businesses and local employers about potential career choices.

With our best wishes


Daniel C O Aldred LL.B. (Hons)

Office Manager, Offices of The Rt. Hon. Theresa Villiers MP, 
Member of Parliament for Chipping Barnet


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