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Careers

Students

Schools have a critical role to play in preparing students for the next stage of their education and they are given careful careers guidance at St Hugh’s.  Our aim is to help students develop high aspirations and consider a broad range of careers which will allow them to reach their full potential.

Students are able to access a range of activities to inspire and motivate them, including visits to colleges, sixth forms and universities, motivational speakers and employer talks including the armed forces, visits from Lincolnshire Outreach and opportunities with The National Citizen Service and a visit to the Skills Show at the NEC Birmingham.

Students for years 9 to 11 will be involved in a wide range of practical activities throughout the year which will inspire and inform them about the wide range of options available to them post-16 and beyond.

Impartial independent one to one careers guidance by a qualified advisor is provided to year 10 and 11 students to guide them through the range of education or training options, including apprenticeships and other vocational pathways. 

It's Your Choice!

The options Post 16 are:

  • Continuing to study at a sixth form destination
  • Continuing to study at a college of further education
  • Applying for an apprenticeship or a similar work-based learning programme
  • Applying for a position in the Armed Forces
  • Entering the job market subject to compliance with the raising of the employment participation age

All students have access to a range of careers-related resources via Miss Martin, our Careers Leader.  The KUDOS online careers platform was launched at the academy in January 2019. 

The local authority no longer provides free access to external careers guidance practitioners (i.e. Connexions), however all students in year 11 will be interviewed to discuss their options, the raising of the participation age, and the provision of advice relating to future pathways via our in-house triage service and the Complete Careers external body.   

Miss Martin is available during tutor time, break time, lunchtime and after school to help with any information or advice you may require.  Summary records of career- and work-related activities you have taken part in during your time at the academy can also be made available. 

We like to encourage school leavers to sign up as alumni so that we remain in contact.  Sometimes we contact alumni to arrange returns to the academy in support roles, or to offer advice at careers fairs.  We are always pleased to learn more about what our former students are doing and the career paths they have taken. 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish our students the best of luck with their career plans; we hope we can help you all achieve your goals and provide you with the skills you need to enjoy and contribute to the world of work. 

Team and roles within the team:

Useful website links

www.lincsoutreach.org.uk
www.apprenticeships.org.uk
www.grantham.ac.uk

Parents and Carers

Parents and carers have an important role to play in supporting their child with career planning, Post 14 and Post 16. 

Many of the resources available to students are also accessible from home.  We encourage parents/carers to look through these with their children in order to find out more about the local labour market and the opportunities available from local colleges and apprenticeship providers.

KUDOS is a particularly useful tool to help students track whereabouts they are on their journey and what is important as they begin to make their GCSE and Post 16 choices. KUDOS also includes a CV builder and other tools for career planning.

Data protection and GDPR

Students and their parents/carers should be aware that basic on-roll school data may be provided to some external agencies i.e. the careers guidance specialist and work experience providers.  In addition, data regarding students' intended destinations Post 16 is requested by the local authority as part of the school's statutory duty. During the careers interview process, students are asked for their consent to opt in to data being shared with key members of staff and parents/carers. 

Should you require any further information, please email the Careers Leader

Employers and Training Providers

Would you like to work with us?  We are always interested in expanding our network of companies and employers to support our careers education and work-related learning programme.  

If you are interested in supporting a specific  curriculum subject area, or would be able to attend a careers-related event or drop-in clinic, please contact our Careers Leader

Training providers can work with us to provide students with additional information on qualifications and apprenticeships.  The academy has always welcomed representatives from training organisations, further and higher education and technical colleges, and apprenticeship providers. 

You are invited to submit information relating to provision electronically.  Where possible, we will share this with our students via their online careers folder or on our careers notice boards. 

Please note that all offers of onsite support are subject to availability of rooms and will take in to consideration our timetabled curriculum.  Additionally, providers wishing to work at the academy must be GDPR compliant.  Our provider access policy is located at the bottom of this page. 

Staff

All teaching staff at the academy have access to a wide range of careers and work-related resources to support delivery in their subject areas.  Resources for print or download can be found within the careers folder in the shared staff area. 

Teaching and support staff are regularly involved in supporting careers and enterprise activities during dedicated collapsed timetable events, and also provide ongoing support to students with regard to progression routes and their choices after their time at the academy.