Career Guidance

HHELC Careers Programme 2020-2021

In relation to the delivery of careers guidance to year 8 to 13 pupils in accordance with Section 42A of the Education Act 1997 HHELC provides the following information for the 2020-2021 academic year.

At HHELC we are committed to ensuring that all our students in years 7 to 11 have high quality impartial advice on career opportunities, and that they progress onto appropriate courses or employment on leaving the school. It is very important to us to know that all leavers have a plan for their next step. 

We support our students in making well-informed decisions by providing access to differentiated, impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of options (including academic, vocational, apprenticeships) that are most likely to help them to achieve their ambitions. We believe that giving students the best careers education and guidance is vital to improving their motivation to learn and help them to achieve.

 All students will be entitled to a Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance  programme that:

  • provides good quality independent careers advice to students which inspires them and motivates them to fulfil their potential;
  • provides personal advice and guidance which is in the best interests of, and meets the needs of, all students;
  • is based on the Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Careers Guidance and the HHELC Employability Characteristics;
  • contributes to the raising of student achievement, encouraging them to develop high aspirations and consider a broad and ambitious range of careers;
  • provides opportunities to work in partnership with employers, training providers, local colleges and others;
  • provides opportunities to inspire students through real-life contact with the world of work;
  • develops enterprise and employability skills including skills for self-employment;
  • supports inclusion, challenges stereotyping and promotes equality of opportunity;
  • encourages students to see career development as a life-long process;
  • develops students’ skills and knowledge of careers including career management skills and knowledge of the local  market;
  • ensures students are aware of the full range of academic and technical routes available at each transition point so that students have the necessary knowledge to make successful transitions;
  • provides opportunities for meaningful encounters with employees, employers, further and higher education and experience of workplaces;
  • supports social mobility by improving opportunities for all students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with special educational needs and disabilities and

is embedded into subjects across the curriculum

 We measure and assess the impact of our careers programme on students by engaging in regular student voice reviews, staff interviews, parent/career feedback and by tracking Year 11 leaver destinations.

·Pupils, parents, teachers and employers may access information about the careers programme by contacting the school:

email address:

school telephone number: 0115 9153862 (Sherwood Education Centre)

The contents of this statement will be reviewed September 2021

HHELC Careers Programme 2020-2021


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