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Careers Education

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The Careers Team:
Mr Mark Fenn: SLT Careers Lead
Miss Lisa Homewood: Careers & WEX Coordinator
Mrs Rebecca Pointer: Careers Advisor
Mr Nicholas Heslop: Careers Governor


To contact the Careers team at Hugh Christie: 
Telephone: 01732 353544 Ext. 250 
Email: Lhomewood@tonbridgefederation.co.uk

Ms Charlotte Steggles: Enterprise
 Coordinator

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:

  1. 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. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Esteem: Believe in, build students’ self-esteem and develop confidence and resilience to aim high and attain their career aspirations.

Careers Advice

Our Careers Adviser will help you make plans for your future and advise you on:

  • Career ideas

  • Subject choices

  • Going to university

  • Local job opportunities

  • Sixth Form/Further Education options

  • Apprenticeships/jobs with training

  • Volunteering

All students across the school, irrespective of age or background, have access to independent and impartial careers 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 Head of School 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. The designated Governor, responsible for careers,

monitors the progress regularly. 

Date of Last Review: September 2022                                        Date of Next Review: September 2023

Careers Overview

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Destinations

2019-2020

(Published on the Performance Tables; data from the LA Destination Survey)

96% of students stayed in education or employment. (National and Local Authority Averages = 94%)

90% of students were educated throughout the first two terms after KS4 (National Average = 89%)

4% of students were NEET after two terms (National Average = 5%)

Retention from Year 12 to Year 13 = 100% (LA Average = 98%)

2020-2021

(From LA Destination survey)

98% of students stayed in education or employment (LA Average = 96.2%)

Retention from Year 12 to Year 13 = 99% (LA Average = 98.5%)

2021-2022

99.5% of students after Year 11 have begun a programme as follows:

Hugh Christie Sixth Form: 44.5%

Alternative Provision: 2%

Apprenticeship: 2.5%

Other Sixth Form: 3%

College: 41%

Employment: 0.5%

NEET Services: 5%

NEET: 0.5%

Other: 1%

Useful Links

For Applications to Post 16 Destinations - www.kentprospectus.co.uk


National Careers Service -  https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Pathway CTMSign Up To Pathway Careers, Training and Mentorship Service - Pathway CTM


Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice. Get career smart and Register today! - https://successatschool.org

Target Careers - Inspiring possibilities for school leavers - https://targetcareers.co.uk

Barclays Life Skills and Wheel of Strength - https://barclayslifeskills.com/young-people/

Careerpilot - Plan your future work & study

 

Explore CareersArticles Archive - iClould

BBC Bitesize - Careers

 

Apprenticeship Links:

What is an apprenticeship? | The Apprenticeship Guide

Become an apprentice: Apply for an apprenticeship - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

https://www.kentprospectus.co.uk/courses/employer-apprenticeship-search

 

JTL Training | Apprenticeship and Work Based Learning Provider

 

https://www.kenttrainingandapprenticeships.co.uk/learners/traineeships

 

https://www.ucas.com/understanding-apprenticeships

 

https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk

www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk 

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