Careers Programme Information
Careers Information, Advice and Guidance
Who are we?
Careers Leader: Dan Conquer
Careers Co-ordinator: Vicky Wilks
What are the aims of Careers Information, Advice and Guidance?
At FHES, we are developing a Careers Education programme that aims to give every student a range of experiences that will enable them to make informed and aspirational choices for their future. The programme aims to motivate and inspire students to achieve the best they can, as well as help to them to successfully progress into the next stage of their lives, and the ‘world of work’ in the longer term.
The programme includes visiting speakers, business links, work experience, a PSHE programme and use of careers education website, start (https://www.startprofile.com/). A number of our students are supported through a business mentoring scheme. We also employ a dedicated Careers Advisor. We work with Further and Higher Education providers (including apprenticeship providers) to offer appropriate information and support for all of our students so that they can all make successful transitions within, and beyond FHES.
In common with every school across the country, the Careers Education programme will be shaped by a new set of Careers benchmarks, the Gatsby Benchmarks. We are working towards meeting these eight benchmarks, now best practice in careers and enterprise provision. It is a requirement for all schools to reach these benchmarks by 2020. At FHES, we are also working towards obtaining the Quality in Careers Standard – England’s dedicated national quality award.
Careers Education programme aims:
- To increase students’ awareness of future opportunities
- To raise students’ aspirations
- To motivate students to work hard in their formal qualifications
- To breakdown stereotypes
- To better inform students to make more informed study and career choices at key moments of choice (GCSE options) and transition (post-16 destinations)