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Careers Guidance at Hatcham College

Careers Education, Careers Guidance and Work Related Learning are integral to a students’ development and growth at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College and serve as a preparation for our student’s transition to adulthood.

The presence of career related activities provide the connection between learning and earning, equipping our students with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to enter and thrive in the working world. 

Career Practice is an essential part of the transition process at Haberdashers’. The role of the Career Guidance Practitioner is to also ensure that all students secure a suitable destination through the delivery of advice, guidance and application support. As a Career Guidance Practitioner, Mr Shenbanjo is the first point of contact for students who are thinking about what their next step is Post-16. He provides a complete spectrum of information, advice and guidance to students, the bulk of the work is carried out during face to face consultations. CPs call on an extensive knowledge of the post-16 landscape, labour market information, access routes for careers and recommended qualifications to be able to advise and guide students and decide on the most appropriate and realistic course of action. They know how and when to intervene, through transition support, NEET prevention and education, to promote the successful transition of students. 

Contact our Career Guidance Practitioner

All students and parents have access to the College's Award Winning Career Guidance Practitioner:  

Mr T Shenbanjo

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College, Pepys Road, London, SE14 5SF

t.shenbanjo@haaf.org.uk

0207 652 9510 (Ext 2747)

 

Date of Next Review of the information published: September 2019

Haberdashers Aske's Hatcham College Careers and Employability Service is outstanding and a real area of excellence. Challenge Partners Review 2017

Career and Transition Support at Hatcham College

Preparing students for life after school is an important element of our work here at Hatcham. Subject specific Career Education is embedded within the curriculum from Year 7 – Year 13. Students will also have numerous opportunities to participate in General Career Education and Career Exploration activities which will help them their Employability Skills and have an impact on their academic performance.

At numerous points throughout the academic year students in Year 7 – 13 will receive a talk in an assembly from our Career Guidance Practitioner. Students are encouraged to utilise the drop in access to the careers office throughout the academic year should they have any queries. Career Information will also be available via the school website and through regular updates via letter/email, registration tutors and head of departments.

The Career Guidance Practitioner will also attend both parent and parent information evenings and provide input and support.

SPECIFIC SUPPORT FOR EACH YEAR GROUP IS HIGHLIGHTED BELOW:

Year 7

  • Careers in Action -Year 7 Assembly
  • Exploration of work-related themes through Career Exploration Trips, the assembly programme and through tutor time
  • Curriculum teachers use the National Career Service and iCould websites to raise students awareness of job roles withing their subject area
  • STEM trips led by the Science Department
  • Work on understanding transitition points throughout school life
  • Lower-School Careers Fair in Main Hall
  • Skills London Careers Fair at ExCel London

Year 8

  • Careers in Action Year 8 Assembly
  • Curriculum teachers use the National Career Service and iCould websites to raise students awareness of job roles within their subject area
  • STEM trips led by the Science Department
  • Exploration of worlk-related themes throuigh career exploration trips, the assembly programme and through tutor time
  • Lower -School Careers Fair in Main Hall
  • Skills London Careers Fair

Year 9

  • Careers in Action - Year 9 Assembly
  • Curriculum teachers use the National Career Service and iCould websites to raise students awareness of job roles within their subject area
  • Exploration of work-related themes through career exploration trips, the assembly programme and through tutor time.
  • STEM trips led by Science Department
  • Presentation from Career Guidance Practitioner on what will happen with GCSE choices, decision-making and future planning
  • The school Career Guidance Practitioner is available to provide information, advice and guidance through face to face meetings and through the e-guidance service with pupils and parents in Year 9
  • Introduction to GCSE Options through PSHE programme
  • There is also an Option Fair devoted to making choices for GCSE's and future careers
  • Small focus groups and individual appointments for those still concerned about their choices.

Year 10

  • Careers in Action- Year 10 Assembly
  • Curriculum teachers use the National Career Service and iCould websites to raise students awareness of job roles within their subject area
  • Exploration of work-related themes through career exploration trips, curriculum subjects, the assembly programme and through tutor time
  • The school Career Guidance Practitioner is available to provide information, advice and guidance through face to face meeting and through the e-guidance service with pupils and parents in Year 10

Year 11

  • Careers in Action- Year 11 Assembly
  • Understanding Apprenticeships -Year 11 Assembly
  • Curriculum teachers use the National Career Service and iCould websites to raise sutdents awareness of job roles within their subject area
  • STEM trips led by Science Department
  • Upper School Careers Fair in Main Hall
  • Upper School Moving on Fair in Main Hall
  • Skills London Careers Fair at ExCel London
  • Promotion of Apprenticeship Insight Events, Sixth Form and College Open Days throughout the academic year
  • Moving On Interviews for all Year 11 pupils with our Career Guidance Practitioner
  • Group sessions devoted to making choices for Sixth Form
  • Exploration of the Post-16 Landscape through PSHE and through tutor time
  • Application Support Sessions for students who are applying to Further Education Colleges.
  • All year 11 students will have the opportunity to participate in Experiential Learning including NCS the Challenge, Work Experience and University Insight Days.
  • Impartial Information Advice and Guidance Interviews for Vunerable/SEN/EAL students. 

Year 12

  • Careers in Action Year 12 Assembly
  • Understanding Apprenticeships Year 12 Assembly
  • Curriculum Teachers use the National Career Service and iCould websites to raise students awareness of job roles within their subject area
  • Exploration of work-related themes through career exploration trips and the assembly programme  and through Tutor Time
  • STEM trips & lectures led by Science Department
  • Skills London Careers Fair at ExCel London
  • Apprentice19/20 Event Fair in the Guildhall
  • UCAS Convention at ExCel London
  • Promotion of Apprenticeship Insight Events, University Taster Days, University Open Days and Gap Year Experiences throughout the academic year.
  • Transition Planning Interviews for all Year 12 pupils with our Career Guidance Practitioner
  • Specialist support to students involved in the HE, Apprenticeships and Initial Entry as prepare for applications and admissions tests/interviews.
  • Year 12 Work Experience & Volunteering
  •  All year 12 students will have the opportunity to participate in Experiential Learning including NCS the Challenge, Work Experience and University Insight Days.
  • Career Professional is available to provide information, advice and guidance through face to face meeting and through the e-guidance service with pupils and parents in Year 12.
  • Impartial Information Advice and Guidance Interviews for Vulnerable/SEN/EAL students.

Year 13

  • Careers in Action Year 13 Assembly
  • Understanding Apprenticeships Year 13 Assembly
  • Curriculum Teachers use the National Career Service and iCould websites to raise students awareness of job roles within their subject area
  • Exploration of work-related themes through career exploration trips and the assembly programme  and through Tutor Time
  • STEM trips & lectures led by Science Department
  • Upper-School Careers Fair in Main Hall
  • Skills London Careers Fair at ExCel London
  • ULAS Apprenticeship Fair in Kings Cross
  • Promotion of Apprenticeship Insight Events, University Taster Days, University Open Days and Gap Year Experiences throughout the academic year.
  • Priority Moving interviews for students requiring immediate support with regards to UCAS deadline and post-18 decision-making.
  • Specialist support to students involved in the HE, Apprenticeships and Initial Entry as prepare for applications and admissions tests/interviews.
  • Planned group session for students looking to enter employment at post-18.
  • Career Professional is available to provide information, advice and guidance through face to face meeting and through the e-guidance service with pupils and parents in Year 13.
  • Career Professional will be available on results day to support students with post-18 planning and UCAS clearing.

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