At Hornchurch High School our pupils in realising their potential and the routes they can take after their GCSEs. We want to ensure our pupils have the opportunity to explore their career ideas and the pathways available to them, through a variety of interactions and activities both here in school and externally through our network of partners and employers.
We are working towards ensuring our Careers Education & Guidance programme at Hornchurch High School meets all the standards outlined in the recently developed Gatsby benchmarks. For more information about the 8 Gatsby benchmarks, please visit http://www.goodcareerguidance.org.uk/
If you have any further questions or queries regarding CEIAG, please contact schools Careers Lead, Mr Evans, at email@example.com
Outline of CEIAG Delivery
CEIAG stands for “Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance”. As a school we ensure this is delivered through a variety of different activities which motivate and encourage our pupils. These include:
- 1:1 careers guidance interviews with the school careers adviser, Simon Farmer
- Careers tasks and tutorials in registration time
- CV and Personal Statement Workshops (Yr10)
- Mock interview events (Yr10)
- Careers Fairs & Trips
- College taster days
- Apprenticeship workshops
- Guest speakers from the world of work and Post-16 Education Providers
- University trips
- Whole School Careers Drop Down Day
Please see below our Careers Overview for further details of our planned careers activity during the academic year.
|Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|Year 7/8||World of Work Day Careers DDD – Speed Dating event with providers and employers KS4 Options Evening Event – Year 8 Tesco Workplace Learning Visits – Year 8||KS3 Brilliant Club Programme|
|Year 9||World of Work Day Careers DDD – Apprenticeship/ Education Providers show. Job Centre Workshops KS4 Brilliant Club Programme||Future Frontiers Programme STEM Workshops – Havering College College Taster Day – Barking and Dagenham College Queens College Roadshow|
|Year 10||What Careers Live – London Olympia College Taster Day – Barking and Dagenham College Wadham College – University Taster Day||World of Work Day Careers DDD – Apprenticeship/ Education Providers show. Mock Interview Workshops KS4 Brilliant Club Programme||KS4 Brilliant Club Programme Apprenticeship/ Educational Intuitions Assemblies Careers Interviews with Independent Careers Advisors CV and Personal Statement Workshops 1 week work experience|
|Year 11||Careers Interviews with Independent Careers Advisors RPA ‘Moving On’ Event – Hornchurch Sports Centre Skills London – London Excel Centre Apprenticeship/ Educational Intuitions Assemblies||Careers Interviews with Independent Careers Advisors|
A Careers Programme with access for all
The success and achievement of our pupils is fundamental to all of us – they are the workforce of the future! Whether you are a pupil, a parent/carer, a teacher, an employer or a post-16 education or training provider, everyone can be involved in supporting careers activity and delivery in school.
All pupils from Yr7 to Yr11, have an entitlement to careers education and guidance. Through our enrichment programme, all pupils will engage in at least one themed careers day each academic year. Activities may range from a “meet the employer” activity, “Have a Go” college taster days, “Mock interview” days, University visits or careers fairs – to name a few! All pupils have access to our impartial qualified careers adviser from our Careers Service Provider, Prospects, to discuss their options post-16 and gain support with careers research and planning for the future. All pupils will receive an interview in Yr11, but appointments can be requested from any year group. If pupils have any thoughts or ideas for careers activities or would like to arrange a careers interview, please speak to Mr Evans in school.
Parents & Carers
We welcome the involvement and support of parents & carers within careers education and guidance. Our careers adviser is available on a drop-in basis at selected parent evenings throughout the year. We also have a careers fair held on during the course of the Careers Drop Down Day – where parents & carers from Y10 and Y11 are invited to attend to meet with a range of colleges, apprenticeship providers and employers to learn more about the local provision available post-16 for their children. Parents & carers are welcome to attend scheduled appointments in school with their son or daughter to meet with the school careers adviser – letters for these appointments will be sent out to parents 1 or 2 weeks in advance of this appointment. We also recognised that parents & carers have a wealth of knowledge and expertise within their own careers! If you would like to get involved in our careers programme yourself, please contact our careers leader Mr Evans via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Our teaching staff have an active interest in getting the very best from our pupils and inspiring them to achieve in whatever they do when they leave Hornchurch High.
Teachers can enhance careers activity through their subjects in a variety of ways – such as guest speakers in school, subject-focused careers trips, and employer-led careers lessons, with employers helping to deliver aspects of the curriculum. If teaching staff want to learn more about embedding careers into their lessons, please speak to Mr Evans our careers lead in school.
Employers and Post-16 Providers
We understand that a successful CEIAG programme cannot just be delivered internally. We value our excellent support from our industry links and from our network of post-16 providers, including colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers. Please see our Provider Access Statement for more information about how to get involved.
The impact of our CEIAG programme
Careers activity needs to be relevant and inspirational for our pupils. We measure and assess the impact of our careers programme through a variety of ways such as:
Y11 Destination Figures
We track our Y11 school leavers each summer to confirm post-16 plans, and we strive to support all our pupils into a positive activity. We aim to have as few ‘NEET’ (Not in Education, Employment or Training) destinations as possible, and strongly encourage all pupils to be engaged in education or further training. A strong investment in our careers programme reflects our positive destination figures (see “school leaver destinations” below).
After each enrichment day (including careers days) we ask our pupils to feedback on the activity to find out what went pupils enjoyed and what they didn’t. We also ask this of our teaching staff and of our visitors to make sure events are as successful as possible and improvements can be made.
Whole school careers survey To improve our careers programme we have recently (Sep 2019) conducted a whole school careers survey for our pupils to complete individually. The survey asks pupils to highlight their own career aspirations and interests, and to indicate their preferences for leaving school (e.g. pursuing a college course, or thinking about an apprenticeship). This data will then be analysed to ensure future activity is relevant to the pupils in our school, address any gaps in current provision or activity, and to ensure specific events or activities can be offered to pupils with matching interests.
RPA (Raising the Participation Age)
Government legislation now requires all Year 11 school leavers to be engaged in further education OR training until the age of 18. For most school leavers this would mean:
* Attending a full-time course at a Further Education College or Sixth Form College
* Undertaking an apprenticeship (employment with accredited training)
* Full-time accredited training course (e.g. traineeship / pre-apprenticeship programme)
* Employment or voluntary work WITH part-time study
As a school, we are fully supportive of encouraging all our school leavers to continue to access further education or training on completion of their GCSEs, working with our partners in the local authority and the local careers service, Prospects.
School Leaver Destinations
The table below outlines our most recent destination figures for our previous Yr11 cohort (2018 leavers).
|Hornchurch High School||2018 Data||% of Yr11 School Cohort|
|Meeting Duty to Participate||149||98.6%|
|* College of FE/School Sixth Form||138||92.6%|
|* Employed with Accredited Training||0||0.0%|
|* Undertaking A or AS or A2 Level Courses||47||31.5%|
|* Undertaking NVQ Level 3 or Equivalent||42||28.2%|
|Not Meeting Duty to Participate||2||1.3%|
|* Employed No Training||1||0.7%|
|* NEET Not Participating||2||1.3%|
|* No Address||0||0.0%|
|*Destination Not Known||0||0.0%|
|Temporary Break From Learning||0||0.0%|
|Working Towards Participation||0||0.6%|
This data is collated in partnership with Prospects, on behalf of Havering Council, showing destination figures as at 01/11/2019.
Useful CEIAG Websites
These are some of the websites the careers team have used in school or suggested to pupils to look at. Of course there are many others too! These may be a good starting point for pupils researching their career options, both in and out of school.
General Careers websites
- https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/home – Want more information on a particular job role? Check the National Careers Service website for details on skills, duties, qualifications and pay!
- https://www.startprofile.com/Login.aspx – A careers quiz to start exploring possible career ideas. Free to use (need to register online for an account!) Our Year 9s have currently been using this website in school.
- http://www.careerpilot.org.uk/ – Careers information for each year group – KS3 (Yr7, Yr8, Yr9) and KS4 (Yr10/Yr11)
- https://www.ucas.com/ucas/16-18-choices/getting-started/what-are-my-options – General information on options at 16
- https://www.prospects.co.uk/ – Careers information on a variety of different job roles, including graduate careers information.
- https://futurelearncareers.com/ – At FutureLearnCareers, you’ll find a career that matches your education and skills
Colleges and Sixth Forms
After Hornchurch High School, our Yr11s have progressed onto a range of qualifications including A-level studies and Vocational courses. Previous destinations for our pupils have included:
- Barking and Dagenham College – https://www.barkingdagenhamcollege.ac.uk/
- Havering Sixth Form College – https://www.havering-sfc.ac.uk/
- Havering College of Further and Higher Education – https://www.havering-college.ac.uk/
- Palmers College – https://www.uspcollege.ac.uk/
- SEEVIC College – https://www.uspcollege.ac.uk/
- Redbridge College – https://www.ncclondon.ac.uk/redbridge
- Campion School – https://www.thecampionschool.org.uk/
- Coopers Company and Coborn School – https://www.cooperscoborn.org.uk/
- Drapers Academy – http://www.drapersacademy.com/
- Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls – https://fbaok.co.uk/
- St Edwards Church of England School – http://www.stedwardsacademy.co.uk/
- St Martins School – https://www.st-martins.essex.sch.uk/
- Shenfield High School – http://www.shenfield.essex.sch.uk/
- Anglo European School – https://www.aesessex.co.uk/
Please view the website for further information on either college, or speak to Mr Evans in school for more advice. Open evenings take place at colleges throughout the year, starting in September/October time, for Year 11 pupils (or younger!) to research their options.
For more general information about colleges options try….
- https://www.gov.uk/further-education-courses – Government website on Further Education and courses. For information on the A-level reforms (which will affect all A-level students from 2017) click https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/get-the-facts-gcse-and-a-level-reform/get-the-facts-as-and-a-level-reform
- http://university.which.co.uk/advice/a-level-choices/a-level-changes-what-it-means-for-you – Further advice on the A-level reforms
- http://university.which.co.uk/advice/a-level-choices/six-things-you-need-to-know-before-making-your-a-level-choices – tips for choosing A-level subjects
Apprenticeships & Traineeships
For pupils hoping to enter the world of work immediately after GCSEs, apprenticeships are a fantastic way to get work experience AND qualifications, whilst earning a wage. Further information is below:
https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/ – Interested in an apprenticeship after GCSEs or Sixth Form? This website is a great starting point.
https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship – Search and apply for local vacancies on the National Apprenticeship Website (Pupils in Yr11 or above looking for an apprenticeship can get support from our careers advisor, please ask for further help)
http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/ – Further information and advice on apprenticeships
http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ – NOT keen on University?? This website is great for researching alternative options (including HIGHER apprenticeships)
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/traineeships-programme– Not quite ready for a full apprenticeship, or struggling to secure one? A traineeship is ideal for gaining work experience, skills and confidence!
Pupils who achieve good GCSE results and progress onto advanced studies could be considering university to obtain a degree. Some careers (for example medicine, dentistry, veterinary science etc) will demand university studies. Further research is available below:
www.ucas.com – Thinking about going on to University? UCAS is the main way of applying to university by completing an online application – however the website is a great way of researching ANY UK degree course and find out about entry requirements etc.
http://university.which.co.uk/ – Not sure which university to go to or what to study? This website has some great tips.
https://www.whatuni.com/ – start comparing and contrasting universities based on your subjects and expected grades.
http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/ – includes regional and national rankings and comparisons of UK universities