Week A
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

My name is Sumera. I am a careers adviser and I work with the company Adviza Partnership. I have a degree in Sociology as well as a postgraduate certificate in Coaching. I have experienced a few different roles before I decided to become a careers' adviser. I love anything to do with relaxation (body and mind) including massages, yoga and a good Ted talk.

Sumera visits the school two/three days a week and can be found in the Careers area in The Hive. She will also be attending Open Evenings and Parents Evenings. Everyone in Year 11 will be given an appointment and everyone else can book a consultation by emailing:

careers@highdown.reading.sch.uk, Mrs Robinson elrobinson@highdown.reading.sch.uk or Mr Franks haf@highdown.reading.sch.uk

Sumera Iftakar
Careers Adviser 

Sumera's role at Highdown is to help students make informed and well thought decisions about their future careers. Sumera is based in the The Hive. She can help with impartial careers advice and guidance on all the options available at 14, 16 and 18, and on future careers. Sumera can help with:

  1. GCSE options
  2. Where and what you might study after Year 11 or after Year 13
  3. University courses and Apprenticeships
  4. Routes into a particular career
  5. Careers using a favourite subject

… and many more!  It does not matter if you know what career/option you want to take, or are completely unsure.  She is here to help! 

To request a 1:1 appointment please email: careers@highdown.reading.sch.uk