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Hampstead School

Careers & Destinations

CAREERS EDUCATION & INSPIRATION

Hampstead School is committed to providing a comprehensive careers and work related programme throughout the school.

To deliver our aims we continue to develop a curriculum that embeds careers education information advice and guidance (CEIAG) whilst enriching students' lives with opportunities that reach beyond the classroom and into the wider global community.

In recognition of this the school was granted the national award of Investors in Careers in July 2015 and are committed to achieving re-accreditation under the Quality in Careers Standard by the end of the 2018/19 academic year.

Programme Aims and Outcomes

  1. To enable all students to develop the self-knowledge and skills that they need to take charge of their personal and career development.
  2. To be an integral part of the school curriculum.
  3. To contribute to wider school action to raise aspirations, improve motivation, develop key and other employability skills and illustrate the relevance of subject studies in future life.
  4. To promote equal opportunities and to challenge stereotypical thinking and attitudes.
  5. To help students overcome any overt and hidden barriers to progress that they may encounter.
  6. To enable students to understand that a career is a personal journey that includes learning, work and career breaks (both planned and unplanned), and that all career decisions involve making choices about learning and lifestyles.
  7. To ensure that students receive appropriate independent and impartial careers information and guidance, including access to a Matrix Standard independent careers advisor, especially at key decision and transition points.

Information for Further Education Providers

As part of Hampstead School’s commitment to informing our pupils of the full range of learning and training routes on offer to them, Hampstead School is happy to consider requests from training providers, vocational education and apprenticeship providers to speak to students and will also approach these partners ourselves when planning and organising key careers events throughout the school year.

In the first instance, providers wishing to speak with students should consult our calendar of Careers events when  published here on the school website. We welcome their input at our main Careers events throughout the school year:

Key Stage 4 Careers Fair – Autumn Term 2019
Year 11 Progression Day - Autumn Term 2019
Key Stage 3 Careers Fair – Spring Term 2020
Year 9 Progression Day - Spring Term 2020
SEND Careers Evenings - Autumn & Spring Terms 2019
Year 12 Progression Day - Summer Term - 1st July 2019 

These events provide ample opportunities to speak to students and parents both individually and in groups to offer information on vocational, technical and apprenticeship routes. These are usually held in the school hall and timings, facilities and parking and registration details will be emailed to exhibitors in good time before the event. Enquires about these events can made to school Hampstead School’s CEIAG lead at the email address below.

If a provider is unable to attend these events or feels that their presentation needs require different circumstances or that they are hosting an event they wish to promote, in the first instance they should contact Rebecca Duncan, the CEIAG lead at Hampstead School, requesting a CEIAG visitor booking form.

The CEIAG visitor booking form asks for the role of the training, vocational or apprenticeship provider you represent, the aim of the presentation, if the request is for an assembly slot, the number of students the presentation or session is designed for, the length of the talk or presentation, the target year group for the session or presentation, what display or other facilities the session would require, how many provider staff (and names of staff) that will be visiting and what support from school staff you would require on the day. If the email is notification of an event at an off site venue, please include timings of the day, a list of other invited schools and providers, any accessible funding streams for transport costs and a visit risk assessment of the venue.

All requests should be emailed at least 6 weeks (a school half term) in advance of an expected date for the planned session. All requests will be given due consideration by Hampstead School’s CEIAG lead and Senior Leadership link but requests may be refused if:

  • they impinge on students preparation for public or internal exams
  • they clash with other school events such as visits, other speakers, well-being days, school photographs, sports days, public or internal exams, parents communication events etc
  • the school is unable to provide staff to support the presentation or talk due to previous commitments
  • rooming for the talk or event is unable to be found due to timetabling clashes

Responses to requests will come from the school CEIAG lead. For requests that are approved, Hampstead School will provide clear instructions before the event on visitor parking, visitor registration, a contact member of staff and their contact details, the teaching room or school hall to be used at the session and the presentation facilities this space offers.

As part of Hampstead School’s wider CEIAG policy, the range of Careers provision for students is reported every academic year to the school governing body and Headteacher.

If you have questions regarding this or Hampstead School’s wider CEIAG policy document please do not hesitate to contact our CEIAG lead, Ms Rebecca Duncan r.duncan@hampsteadschool.org.uk