Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

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.

Careers Strategy

Statutory Guidance

Careers Team

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.

Careers advice

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.

Exploring careers

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.

Monitoring provision

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:

We also use our destination measures to track the impact of our careers programme:

Contact information

Staff Names Staff  Titles Email Telephone
Mr Chris Dilley Assistant Headteacher – Careers Leader 01371 872560
Mrs Julie Kay Independent Careers Guidance Adviser

This information will be reviewed in September 2022.


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