Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
Helena Romanes School is committed to providing all its students with a tailored careers programme to suit their needs. We aim to motivate them through a clear understanding of the routes to jobs and careers that will be engaging and rewarding for them. We aim to widen their horizons, raise aspirations and challenge stereotypes. The school holds the Quality In Careers Standard Award.
Careers guidance and education is an important part of the overall education provided by HRS. Its importance for students was highlighted by the publication of new strategy and guidance information by the Department For Education.
Chris Dilley, Assistant Headteacher – Careers Leader
Julie Kay, Independent Careers Guidance Adviser
HRS CEIAG programme
Careers curriculum and education
Careers education is a core strand of our PSHE programme. We use the PSHE association framework objectives and the Gatsby Benchmarks to formulate our careers curriculum map for lessons.
HRS works with a highly qualified Careers Advisor to provide impartial careers advice and guidance to students. Over their school career all students will receive an individual interview and can book additional interviews if required. We also offer talks and assemblies from a range of providers to ensure students are aware of the different pathways available to them.
Careers Links and Events
HRS is a member of the Uttlesford consortium and as such students have the opportunity to attend the Uttlesford Careers Fair and the Uttlesford Schools Apprenticeships Fair.
Experience of employers
Across their school career students will meet a range of employers, via assemblies, talks, visits and fairs.
HRS uses the online platform called Unifrog to support students in exploring careers.
All students have their own account to access a range of resources and research tools. They can explore careers, subjects, apprenticeships, universities and much more.
To ensure that the careers provision is effective we use the Gatsby Benchmarks. The Gatsby Benchmarks were developed by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation using national and international research. They provide guidance for ensuring excellent careers provision in school. We use Compass+ to evaluate our compliance with these benchmarks.
For more information on these benchmarks, please use the following link: https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/schools-colleges/understand-gatsby-benchmarks
We also use our destination measures to track the impact of our careers programme:
|Staff Names||Staff Titles||Telephone|
|Mr Chris Dilley||Assistant Headteacher – Careers Leaderemail@example.com||01371 872560|
|Mrs Julie Kay||Independent Careers Guidance Adviserfirstname.lastname@example.org|
This information will be reviewed in September 2022.