A comprehensive Careers Information, Advice and Guidance programme is available to help support your son/ daughter making the right choices about their future as they move through Huish Academy. This programme is delivered during PSHE sessions and form periods. By the end of the programme the broad aims are to have well motivated, confident students who achieve and have aspirations to better themselves.
A Huish student should be able to research careers and future pathways with confidence, write CV's, Covering letters and Application forms. They should be able talk confidently about their future; they should know their target grades, and be able to agree an action plan with an Independent careers adviser.
Click here to read the Academy's CEIAG procedure
Below you can find some resources that help support the Careers Information, Advice and
Independent Careers Adviser: Emma Higman is an Independent Careers Adviser available in school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She delivers talks and assemblies and offers individual careers guidance appointments to all students. Parents are able to attend such meetings or can meet with Emma at parents evenings. Make appointments via Huish 6th Reception/Form Tutors or Head of Year.
Get the information you need to help your child make the right choices at 14, 16 and 18 through the Careerpilot website, aimed at young people, and the new Parent Zone aimed at parents and carers.
Careerpilot is a free website helping 13—19 year olds in the South West plan their future study and work and has a lot of useful information for young people and parents.
The Careerpilot Parent Zone can help you as a parent/carer get answers to the career questions you want to ask, about:
Answers are clearly written and link to additional information in the Careerpilot website or on other websites. Access the Parent Zone from the Careerpilot home page or from www.careerpilot.org.uk/parent
Careers Hub: Logon to huish-i, http://www.huishepiscopi.somerset.sch.uk/
Go to school departments, then click on the careers website icon. This website has a great deal of information about Careers Information, Advice and Guidance.
The Careers Library: (within the Resource Centre) has a range of books, magazines and prospectuses designed to help students make the right choices. It is available each lunch time. New books can be ordered on request.
IT Software: Launchpad (KS3) is a web based careers software package that can be used either at home or in our Academy to help make appropriate futures choices.http://www.cascaid.co.uk/launchpad/ Visit this website and register a new account using the licence code: see form tutor for current licence code.
IT Software: Kudos Inspire (KS4/5) is a web based careers software package that can be used either at home or in our Academy to help make appropriate futures choices. http://www.cascaid.co.uk/kudosinspire/ Visit this website and register a new account using the licence code: see form tutor for current licence code.
IT Software: Higher Ideas (AS/A Level) is a web based careers software package that can be used either at home or in our Academy to help make appropriate futures choices. http://chas.careersoft.co.uk/HI/default.aspx?LinkMaker=6bf62f61-25d3-420d-a368-69eae3ad252d
National Careers Helpline / Website: This careers service can be found at: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk or Call: 0800 100 900
Apprenticeships: Information about Apprenticeships along with current vacancies can be found at: www.apprenticeships.org.uk/
If you have any questions or queries about the Careers Information, Advice and Guidance on offer to students at Huish Academy then please contact your son or daughters Form Tutor who will then direct your question/query to the relevant person