School Life


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 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. 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 programme follows the eight Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance which are:


1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance


The careers programme includes careers education sessions, career guidance activities (group work and individual interviews), information and research activities (in the Careers Resource Library 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. 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.


Please use the pages below to find more specific and thorough information.