Government guidance on Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) from the First Joint Report of the Business, Innovation and Skills and Education Committees of Session 2016–17 published on 5th July 2016, identifies eight benchmarks of good careers guidance from research undertaken by The Gatsby Foundation.

We have used these 8 benchmarks to review and focus our own provision for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance:

(1) A stable careers programme.

(2) Learning from career and labour market information.

(3) Addressing the needs of each student.

(4) Linking curriculum learning to careers.

(5) Encounters with employers and employees.

(6) Experiences of workplaces.

(7) Encounters with further and higher education.

(8) Personal guidance.

The Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme at Hatch End High School aims to prepare our young people from the moment that they arrive in Year 7, for the world of work and to provide them with a wide-ranging and comprehensive understanding of the opportunities and challenges ahead. Our staff are very experienced, have been involved with Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance for many years and the department is directly line managed by our Careers' Leader who is also a member of the school’s Senior Leadership Team.

Our Careers Department has an up-to-date and extensive stock of careers literature, both general and specific. All pamphlets, brochures and books are available for students to browse through and the main careers stock is borrowable and is located in the Learning Resources Centre. In addition, the school has careers software available to all students across our network which can provide bespoke information and guidance. 

Students are encouraged to use the information services and the experience of staff to research areas of interest to them and during Key Stage 3 labour market information and careers education are delivered through a variety of subjects. For example in Year 7 History the students consider jobs from the past that no longer exist, alongside current occupations and possible new employment opportunities in the future, whilst in Year 7 Physical Education students take on different roles such as performer, coach, umpire and official in order to gain an appreciation of the different occupational skills required.


View our Sixth Form page

View our Careers Policy

View our Future Choices page for Apprenticeships Information

Labour Market Information about all Careers

Xcite – Local Harrow-based advice for employability and careers

icould website - career videos of an inside view of a huge range of jobs



Mr P Richards - Careers' Leader (Monday - Friday) Room J11

Mrs V Akbulut - Careers/ Work Experience Co-ordinator (Monday – Friday) Room J18

Ms M Raichura - Careers Advisor (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) Room J18


Career Events

Students are offered a variety of opportunities to encounter employers at specially arranged events:

Year 8 Options Fair

An informative event especially designed to help Year 8 students choose their options for GCSE. Representatives from colleges, universities and training providers are available to discuss subject choices and different routes into chosen professions.

Years 8/9 E3 Employer Engagement Event

Local and national employers deliver short presentations on the labour market and employability skills. Students are able to ask the employers what they want to know in a question and answer session that follows.

Year 10 Mock Prepared for Success Event

Our Prepared for Success event involves employers from organisations as diverse as solicitors, The Ministry of Defence, Recruitment Consultants and large corporate companies, giving our students the opportunity to experience a formal one-to-one interview. Students prepare a CV and choose their own attire for the event, so employers can give feedback on their performance and their presentation.

Students have said that this experience increased their confidence, eased their fears and helped them with their preparation and presentation skills for Work Experience and thereafter college or employment interviews at the end of Year 11.

Interviewers thoroughly enjoy the day too, and are always delighted to experience the maturity and professional attitude of our students.

Work Experience

All Year 10 students benefit from a week of Work Experience in the summer term where they can hone their employability skills.

Sixth Form Level 3 BTEC National students undertake a full day's Work Experience every week to support their vocational studies.

These formal opportunities to experience the work place are supplemented by one-off opportunities such as Insight Days.

Encounters with Further and Higher Education

Our extensive Aspirations programme has given hundreds of our students in Years 7 - 11 the chance to visit at least one university campus. Year 12 begins with every student visiting a 'Top Third' University Open Day and there are many other opportunities for our students to encounter representatives from further education, apprenticeship providers and universities through their time in the Sixth Form.



  • Oct 2018 Full house at last weeks sixth form open evening. Great turnout from Year 11s wanting to invest in their futures and join in our success. Read more
  • Sep 2018 Getting ready to take part in the day! Read more
  • Sep 2018 Taster Mornings, experience school life, 9.15am to 10.30am. Taking place on Wed 26th Sept 2018, Thurs 27th Sept and Friday 28th, by appointment only. To book an appointment, email or contact us on 020 8428 4330 Read more
  • Sep 2018 Thank you to everybody that visited our school this evening. Read more
  • Sep 2018 All set for open evening Read more