The Government’s Careers Strategy (December 2017) and Statutory Guidance, Careers guidance and access for education (October 2018) set out a long-term plan to build a world-class career system that will help young people and adults choose the career that is right for them. This statutory guidance has been updated to expand on the aims set out in the strategy to make sure that all young people in secondary school get a programme of advice and guidance that is stable, structured and delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience
At Harrogate High School use the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Benchmarks (see tab Gatsby Benchmarks for good careers guidance) to develop and improve our careers provision and ensure that we fulfill legal duties to ensure we provide independent careers guidance and provide opportunities to a range of providers to inform pupils about technical education qualifications or apprenticeships. Our Careers Leader will work with the following to ensure outstanding provision.
Harrogate High School is also part of the Harrogate Careers hub and therefore work with a cluster of school in Harrogate to share good practice and develop provision. We also work with a range of external providers and local employers to enrich our carers programme some of which can be seen below:
Equality and Diversity Careers education is provided to all students and provision is made to allow all students to access the curriculum. Students are encouraged to follow career paths that suit their interests, skills and strengths with the absence of stereotypes. All students are provided with the same opportunities and diversity is celebrated.
For all CEIAG events there is close liaison between the CEIAG lead and SENCO to ensure provision meets the needs / is appropriate for selected students. All events on the CEIAG plan are communicated to the SENCO to ensure additional support can be put in place if necessary.
This alludes to Harrogate High School’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students 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. Pupil entitlement. All pupils in years 7-13 are entitled:
Management of provider access requests:-
Procedure: A provider wishing to request access should contact: Lee Wilson (Assistant Head teacher) who can be contacted on 01423 548800 or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities for access
A number of events integrated into the school careers programme, and highlighted in our Career Plan, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers. Please contact Lee Wilson to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.
Premises and facilities
The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with Lee Wilson. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at Reception. Literature will then be made available to students. During social times and during careers meetings.
The following provision is reviewed by the Careers Leader:-