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
Abigail Diss, Head of PSHCE
Julie Kay, Independent Careers Guidance Adviser
Marcus Frost, Link Governor for Careers

HRS CEIAG programme

Careers curriculum and education
Careers education is a core strand of our PSCHE programme. We use the Career Development Institute Learning objectives to formulate our careers curriculum map for PSCHE lessons.

CDI framework

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. All Year 12 students participate in a highly successful workplace experience scheme.

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.

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.

Key Stage 4 Destinations
Overall percentage going to a sustained education or employment/training destination
Year Cohort School National
2016 212 94% 94%
Key Stage 5 Destinations
Education or employment/training destination
Year Number of leavers School National
2016 76 86% 89%
2015 68 88% 89%
2014 77 94% 88%

 

Contact information

Staff Names Staff  Titles Email Telephone
Mr Chris Dilley Assistant Headteacher – Careers Leader cdilley@hrs.education 01371 872560
Miss Abigail Diss PSHCE Coordinator adiss@hrs.education 01371 872560
Mrs Julie Kay Independent Careers Guidance Adviser jkay@hrs.education

This information will be reviewed in September 2020.

Attached documents:
HRS Careers Delivery Plan
CEIAG Careers Policy-2018
HRS Provider Access Policy

Careers

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