The Careers Team:
Mr Justin Sheppard: SLT Careers Leader
Miss Lisa Homewood: Careers & Work Experience Coordinator
Mrs Rebecca Pointer: Independent Careers Advisor
Mr Nicholas Heslop: Careers Governor
Ms Charlotte Steggles: Enterprise Coordinator
To contact the Careers team at Hugh Christie:
Telephone: 01732 353544 Ext. 250
Careers Curriculum Intent:
All young people need a planned programme of activities both to help them choose appropriate pathways at 14, 16 and 18 and to enable them to manage their careers, career progression and sustain employability throughout their lives.
Hugh Christie School provides impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to support students’ transition, not only to further or higher education, vocational training or employment, but to support them in becoming independent managers of their own careers.
Hugh Christie School encourages students to aspire and value lifelong learning, provide opportunities to develop key employability and enterprise skills that are highly valued by employers, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers.
The CEIAG Programme has been developed to engage parents and local employers, both in school and externally, to support our students in becoming employable and aspirational young people in accordance with the recommended Gatsby Benchmarks.
Hugh Christie School delivers the intent through:
Curriculum: A careers curriculum that is aspirational, ensuring all students are aware of the possibilities open to them, delivered through a range of enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities.
High Standards: Extensive support for students and parents to ensure students are best prepared for their Post 16 and Post 18 choices to maximise potential.
Intelligent assessment: Tracking of students’ career aspirations and progress towards achieving them, across each Key Stage, help to guide the tailored provision offered at each key point.
Equipped: Use and inform students of up-to-date local and national Labour Market Information to help them appreciate the role of British Industry and independently manage each stage of their career within it.
Values: Promotion of the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees, helping students to develop the appropriate attitudes and values required to become work ready.
Esteem: Belief in, build students’ self-esteem and develop confidence and resilience to aim high and attain their career aspirations.
Our Careers Adviser will help you make plans for your future and advise you on:
Going to university
Local job opportunities
Sixth Form/Further Education options
Apprenticeships/jobs with training
All students across the school, irrespective of age or background, have access to independent and impartial career guidance support with an Independent Career Advisor who visits the school each week.
Review & Monitoring:
The careers curriculum is evaluated through the use of student surveys and monitoring the number of NEETs at the end of KS4 and KS5.
The Headteacher reports this data to the Governing body twice a year and the annual careers development plan is approved by the Governors and the start of each academic cycle. A designated Governor is responsible for careers and monitors the progress regularly.
Date of Last Review: September 2022 Date of Next Review: September 2023