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Careers

Government guidance on Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) from the First Joint Report of the Business, Innovation and Skills and Education Committees published on 5th July 2016, identified 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. Please click here to view our detailed 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 experienced, have been involved with Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance for many years and the Careers 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 Resource 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. During Key Stage 3 labour market information and careers education are delivered through a variety of subjects. For example in Year 7 Physical Education, the students take on different roles such as performer, coach, umpire and official in order to gain an appreciation of the different occupational skills required. 

“Students who meet four or more employers before they leave school are FIVE times more employable when they leave education” (Uptree, 2021). Consequently, we encourage employers to visit school and to deliver assemblies, workshops and other curriculum initiatives.

Our Careers Programme

View our Sixth Form page

View our Careers Policy

View our detailed Careers Programme

View our Future Choices page for Apprenticeships Information

Xcite – Local Harrow-based advice for employability and careers

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

Career Pilot website- useful videos, especially for assisting transitions and options

Click here for Labour Market Information

 

Staff

Mr P Richards - Careers' Leader (Monday - Friday) Room J11 richards@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk / ext.2089

Ms A Fernando - Careers/ Work Experience Co-ordinator (Monday & Wednesday - Friday) Room T11 fernando@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk / ext.2223

Ms M Raichura - Careers Advisor (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) Room T12a mraichura@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk / ext.2158

 

 

 

Tweets

  • May 2022 This week, our Y9 students had their final Barclays LifeSkills session. In addition to the finance activities, students were joined by Barclays employees, who spoke about current job roles/career paths. A huge thank you to Barclays LifeSkills and to all students that took part👍 Read more
  • May 2022 Our Year 10 students had the opportunity to participate in a Mock Interview event alongside a variety of working professionals to act as interviewers. We were also delighted to welcome back seven members of previous alumni to the event! Read more here⬇️ Read more Read more
  • May 2022 Y9 student Samuel B recently took part in his first Kumite Karate competition, along with performing a strict and hugely demanding Kata in isolation. Samuel performed excellently, winning his first fight and losing his second - fantastic effort Samuel!🥋 Read more
  • May 2022 Take a look at just a small selection of the fantastic artwork produced by students throughout Hatch End High School for the Young Artists' Summer Show. Well done to all students that took part and good luck! 🤞🎨 Read more
  • May 2022 It's great to be back at to talk about the range of support that's available on the Young Harrow Foundation website as their students approach exam season which can be a stressful time. If you need to find some support head to: Read more Read more