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School Liaison

St Helens College recognises the value of working in collaboration with schools, careers advisers, parents/carers and students in order to promote choice and opportunities.

Throughout the year, St Helens College's School Liaison Team work closely with high schools, sixth forms and colleges across the Northwest region. We provide information, advice and guidance on the progression options available for students, including Apprenticeships, Vocational qualifications, and higher education.

This helps students to make the most informed choice about their progression and future education.

We are available to visit schools throughout the academic year to cover events such as careers fairs, options evenings, workshops and assembly presentations. We also assist many schools with mock interview sessions to help prepare Year 11 students for the world of employment or further education.

College Taster Sessions and Tours

We can help to coordinate fun taster sessions and tours, which are great for allowing students to try out courses and view our fantastic facilities. Taster sessions are a great way to get students thinking about college and help with the initial transition from school to college. It also gives students an understanding of what grades they require and what will be expected of them in college.

If you would like to receive more information, arrange for The School Liaison Team to visit your school or if you would like to book a taster session or tour, please contact Rachel Sutton on 01744 623225 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meet The Team

Bethan Love & Rachel Sutton

Picture of Bethan, a member of our School Liaison team Picture of Rachel, a member of our School Liaison team

Bethan and Rachel are responsible for creating partnerships with schools and colleges across the North West with the aim of encouraging students to apply and enrol at St Helens College. They also support a number of other student recruitment activities such as attending and organising events, conducting bespoke College tours and providing transition support.

Lisa Humphreys

Picture of Lisa

Still an active member of the school liaison team but as the manager, Lisa has overall responsibility for the work of the Schools Liaison Team. This includes creating partnerships with schools and colleges across the NorthWest. Lisa also co-ordinates the majority of college events such as attending UCAS conventions, Open Events and Graduation for University Centre Students.

School Liaison Testimonials

“Over the past year, Hope Academy have worked closely with St Helens College, developing close links to support our students with their transition post GCSEs. I hope this year we can enhance our links with St Helens College and give our students all the opportunities they need to progress onto the course that best suits their individual needs and qualities. It has been a real pleasure to work with the School Liaison Team and I look forward to continuing to work with them this year.”

Charlie Wignall
Careers Advisor at Hope Academy

“St Helens College have worked with us to provide quality advice and guidance to our pupils through structured careers events such as our Digital Careers Evening and taking part in ‘World of Work Day.’ This helps us to address the Gatsby Benchmarks for CEIAG in making sure that students are fully informed about post-16 provision and their choices going forward. Our students find the School Liaison Team very approachable, friendly and professional.”

Ruth Hugill
Assistant Headteacher/CEIAG and KS4-5 Transition at Golborne High School

"I work closely with the School Liaison Team at St Helens College and greatly appreciate all their effort and support in ensuring the students have a successful transition into post-16 learning. The team have worked tirelessly to provide students with everything that is asked of them - information, bespoke sessions with tutors for those students requiring additional support, workshops and both small and larger year group visits. The team have always been on hand to represent St Helens College at Parents Evenings, Options Evenings, Assemblies and Careers Fairs. I am really keen to develop these links further in the future to ensure that all our students are given the opportunity to discover the progression route which is right for them."

Nicola Scully
Career Connect Careers Adviser
De La Salle School & St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School