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Holmleigh Park High School



Aims and Objectives 

The HPHS careers programme aims to: 

  • Encourage students to be ambitious, confident, creative, respectful and determined. To broaden their horizons and explore their own career aspirations throughout their life at school

  • Ensure students’ readiness to take their next step in their learning or career. 

  • ENsure that the school meets the Gatsby Benchmarks

The objectives for the careers programme are as follows: 

  • Helping students to understand the changing world of work 

  • Facilitating meaningful encounters with employers for all students 

  • Supporting positive transitions post-16 and post-18 (where relevant)

  • Enabling students to develop the research skills to find out about opportunities both locally and nationally

  • Helping students to develop the skills, attitudes and qualities to make a successful transition into the world of work 

  • Encouraging participation in continued learning, including further and higher education and apprenticeships 

  • Supporting inclusion, challenging stereotyping and promoting equality of opportunity 

  • Contributing to strategies for raising achievement, particularly by increasing motivation. 

  • Ensure all opportunities are inclusive of SEND and EAL students

All work is in conjunction with all relevant parties including SEND and keyworkers

Student Entitlement

All students are entitled to be fully involved in an effective CEIAG programme. 

Students are encouraged to take an active role in their own career development, so the careers programme emphasises student participation with a focus on self-development; learning about careers and the world of work; and developing career management and employability skills.

During their time at HPHS, all students can expect:

  • The support they need to make the right choices in during Key Stage 4 options, Year 11 and in Sixth Form 

  • Access up-to-date and unbiased information on future learning and training, careers and labour market information 

  • Support to develop the self-awareness and career management skills needed for their future

  • At least seven meaningful encounters with representatives from the world of work from Year 7 to Year 11; this could be through work experience, , assemblies, Ivy League Lectures, projects and visits 

  • To hear from a range of education and training providers, including colleges, universities and apprenticeship organisations and GROWS; this could include visits and taster days, as well as assemblies , talks and meetings at the academy

  • The opportunity to relate what they learn in the Greenshaw Curriculum to their life and career beyond the trust.

  • The opportunity to talk through their career and educational choices with staff including form tutors and the careers team 

  • Access to one-to-one guidance with a trained, impartial careers adviser, by appointment; this is available to students of any year group. A meeting with an adviser independent of the academy can also be requested

  • HPHS are to keep parents/carers informed of their progress and provide parents/carers with information to support students’ career planning and decision-making via parentmail and the school website. Parents/carers can attend careers meetings, by prior arrangement

  • To be asked their views about the service they have received to ensure that the service continues to meet the needs of the students

This programme is reviewed annually in March.

For further information on any of the above, please contact our Careers Team