Careers Statutory Guidance
Haybrook College is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education for all our students in years 7 – 13. We are also committed to providing access to impartial and independent careers advice through our Careers Coach provided by Adviza, Slough Young Peoples Service and their EET Engagement Workers and via the National Careers Service telephone helpline. Impartial careers information and advice is also so available through our L6 Careers Guidance and Development Practitioner and Careers Leader, Niki Papali.
All students are entitled to careers education and guidance that meets professional standards of practice and is person-centred, impartial and confidential. It is integrated into the students’ experience of the whole curriculum. The programme aims to challenge stereotyping, promote equality of opportunity, inclusion and anti-racism. The careers programme is planned according to the learning outcomes of the CDI National framework.
This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
We often invite speakers from our wider community to give talks to enrich our pupils’ experience of school, providing them with information that helps them make decisions at different phases of their education, widening their understanding of world and global issues and providing motivational inspiration through the sharing of a speaker’s experience. Both the School and pupils greatly appreciate the time and effort that Visiting Speakers put in to their presentations. Our responsibility to our students is to ensure that they can critically assess the information they receive as to its value to themselves, and that the information is aligned to the ethos and values of the School and British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. The purpose of this policy is to set out the School’s legal obligations when using Visiting Speakers and to set out the standards of behaviour expected from Visiting Speakers. This policy was therefore drawn up having had regard to the Government’s Prevent Duty guidance and the School’s wider safeguarding obligations. The “Prevent” statutory guidance (The Prevent Duty: Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers”, DfE, June 2015) (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance) requires schools to have clear protocols for ensuring that any visiting speakers whether invited by staff or pupils, are suitable and appropriately supervised.
Investor in Careers
Haybrook College are delighted to have been awarded the prestigious Quality in Careers Standard Award for its Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance programme. The Quality in Careers Standard is a nationally recognised award and is one of the highest accolades a school can receive for excellence in this area. The school passed three stages to receive the full award; they included demonstrating its commitment to providing outstanding impartial, independent careers education, information, advice and guidance for all young people. The external assessor complimented the commitment to excellent CEIAG, stating ‘it was very clear to see…that this really is an establishment that puts CEIAG at the heart of good practice’. Haybrook College upholds a strong whole school commitment to encouraging and supporting students to achieve in their learning and to explore and investigate a range of fulfilling career ideas and pathways. There is a wide range of Careers Education related activities on offer to enable this such as; an annual Industry Insight Day, Careers curriculum delivered through a standalone programme, lessons and Careers presentations which take place throughout the year. In addition, students have access to a fully qualified careers adviser.
Career Related Activities
Students at Haybrook College are given the opportunity to take part in a range of career related activities organised by our Careers Leader. These activities include Career and Apprenticeship fairs, STEM and LMI workshops College visits and Apprenticeship registration workshops, A full list of activities and events can be found in the document below.
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Careermap is an online career resource that provides live post-16 opportunities, such as apprenticeship vacancies, college courses, university and graduate options. We also offer career advice and guidance so young people can make well-informed decisions to enhance their futures! Check out 1000’s of live opportunities here.
Niki Papali – Careers Leader
Office: 01628 353102
Mobile: 07776 151830
Kerry Burnell – Careers Coach, Adviza
Tina Coombe – EET Engagement Worker
APPRENTICESHIPS AND TRAINEESHIPS
You can apply to do an apprenticeship, and get paid while you learn! Click on the ‘get in go far’ logo, and you will be directed to their website, where you can find out more about the opportunities available to you.
A full list of open events for 2019-20 compiled by Adviza can be downloaded by clicking on the document below. College Open Days
ONLINE CAREERS RESOURCES
ECIPS is an easy-to-use online careers resource that provides regularity updated information on over 1,000 jobs and careers. The site also offers advice on topics relating to options at key stages, education and training, employability skills, job seeking and lifestyle choices. Adviza is a charity inspiring people to make better decisions that help them progress in learning and work. Their passion is to support young people and others, at important times in their lives where key decisions need to be made. They aim to raise people’s aspirations and motivate them to achieve their full potential. National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.
OPTIONS POST 16 COLLEGES
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