Careers at JHGS
Aims & objectives of the JHGS Careers programme
At JHGS our aim is to ensure that every student receives a comprehensive careers education to assist them to develop employability skills and knowledge of available pathways to enable them to make informed decisions following Year 11 or Year 13.
In January 2018 the DofE issued a new Statuary Careers Guidance which outlined the 8 Gatsby benchmarks that schools should meet by 2020. The Benchmarks are as follows:-
Bench mark 1 - A stable career programme
Bench mark 2 - Learning from career and labour market information
Bench mark 3 - Addressing the needs of each student
Bench mark 4 - Linking curriculum learning to careers
Bench mark 5 - Encounters with employers and employees
Bench mark 6 - Experience of workplaces
Bench mark 7 - Encounters with further and higher education
Bench mark 8 - Personal Guidance
Currently the majority of the requirements have been met and we are actively working to achieving all Benchmarks by 2020.
Overview of career provision
There is a structured programme of Careers lessons which are delivered during PSD lessons. Students have access to Career software available via the school web site and Google Classrooms – Key Stage, Careers.
Students have the opportunity to engage with employers via school trips, enterprise activities, industry competitions, the I-PAC programme (Interview Preparation and Careers), attending career fairs, career presentations and work experience.
Advice and guidance in respect of career pathways includes; University, Higher Education, Further Education, 6th form colleges and apprenticeships providers and employer opportunities.
Career, education, apprenticeship and training opportunities received from local companies are publicised to students and their parents via the JHGS weekly bulletins.
Local labour marketing information is available via the school web site, Fast Tomato and Eclipse
JHGS is currently reviewing its career policy and this will be published on the JHGS when finalised.
JHGS Career contacts
JHGS staff who are involved in the delivery of the Career programme are as follows:-
Miss B R Harrison (Careers coordinator) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Marlow Hill, High Wycombe, HP11 1SZ
Telephone: 01494 529589
Mr A Barnes (Head of WPD) - email@example.com
Miss H Burrow (Head of 6th form) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs L Goodman (Adviza Consultant) - LisaGoodman@adviza.org.uk
Alan Haley will be joining JHGS in September 2018 as the school’s Enterprise advisor. Alan’s role will be to support the careers programme providing links to local business networks in addition to assisting the school in a variety of activities that are effective in motivating students in encouraging them to make independent choices to achieve positive outcomes.
We very much look forward to working with Alan during over the next academic year.
JHGS are open for other providers to attend the school to speak to students; including other educational establishments, apprenticeship/training providers and employers. Any organisation that would like to visit JHGS should put their request in writing to Miss B Harrison, Careers Coordinator.
Assessment of the impact of the careers programme on students
JHGS is currently working towards initiating a regular questionnaire/survey to assess the impact of the careers programme on students.
Parents will be sent an annual survey for feedback in respect of the career provision for their sons.
Survey information received will be published on the JHGS Careers website.