King Edward’s Witley appoints new head of careers

Moira Davies comes to the role with a welter of globally-sourced experience

Moira Davies has been appointed as head of careers and higher education at King Edward’s Witley. The post will see her offering career guidance to all students at the school, as well to Years 7 and 8 at partner school, Barrow Hills.

Davies graduated with a law degree from the University of Kent and qualified as a solicitor while working at a London legal firm. She lived overseas for 17 years, retraining as a French teacher and working at the Alliance Francaise and an independent boys’ high school in Zimbabwe.

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The latter position sparked an interest in career guidance. Davies established a career guidance programme for the school, bidding to ensure all students were able to make informed decisions about their future.

She went on to become a career development advisor at a university in Mauritius, specialising in individualised learning for young leaders and entrepreneurs.

Since returning to the UK, she has been running her own business as an independent career coach, coaching young people and returning-to-work mothers.

With the advent of AI, no one can be sure what the future of work will look like

Davies said: “My experience in international schools and university environments, with a diverse range of pupils, represents a good match for my role at King Edward’s Witley.

“My overall message to the pupils will be: with the advent of AI, no one can be sure what the future of work will look like so it is important to be open-minded and, above all, curious. To make informed decisions about your future you need to understand yourself first and research all opportunities, because you never know where they may lead.”

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