Careers & Raising Aspirations
The Careers Programme is designed to meet the needs of all students at Ellowes Hall
A young person’s career is the progress they make in learning and work. All young people need a planned programme of activities to help them choose 14-19 pathways that are right for them and to be able to manage their careers and sustain employability throughout their lives.
Ellowes Hall is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education and information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all students in Years 7-13, in partnership with the Local Authority Service. The school is committed to providing a planned programme of work related learning for all its students in Years 9-13 (the entitlement programme) and other vocational and work related courses in Years 10-13 for some groups of students, as resources allow.
Students are entitled to CEIAG which meets professional standards of practice and which is person-centred, impartial and confidential. It will be integrated into students’ experience of the whole curriculum and be based on a partnership with students and their parents or carers. The programme will raise aspirations, challenge stereotyping and promote equality and diversity.
The careers programme includes careers education sessions, career guidance activities (group work and individual interviews), information and research activities (in the Careers Resource Centre and on the school intranet), work-related learning (including one weeks’ work experience), and individual learning planning/portfolio activities. Careers lessons are part of the school’s personal development programme. The Sixth Form programme is planned by the Head of Sixth Form in consultation with the Local Authority personal advisor and the Careers Co-ordinator. Other focused events, e.g. visits from employers are provided from time to time. Work experience preparation and follow-up take place in careers lessons and other appropriate parts of the curriculum.
Careers information is available in the Careers Resource Area (in a section of the Learning Resource Centre), the Sixth Form common room and display boards in the Learning Resource Centre. There is also a Careers Portal on Ello for staff, students and parents which provides extensive information. The school also has a work experience co-ordinator who arranges the additional work experience for the vocational courses.