Huish Academy

Careers Information, Advice & Guidance

Being best-prepared for life’s next challenge

 

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. Within huish i a comprehensive careers site has been developed which goes into greater detail than this webpage. Please use the huish i careers link to access this.

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.

Below you can find some resources that help support the Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Programme:

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 parent's evenings. Make appointments via Huish 6th Reception or Form Tutors.

Progress Files / Record of Achievement Files: Your son/daughter will have an opportunity to complete these during their time at Huish. It is expected that all students will leave with a fully completed Record of Achievement File by the end of year 11.

PSHE: A comprehensive careers scheme of work has been planned and is delivered during PSHE sessions. At least two sessions per year group per year takes place. The sessions are relevant to the transition points of the students. For further details please see the PSHE session of this site.

Step up Programme: During PSHE and Lesson 5 (formally form time) students have access to a Step up programme that helps prepare them for the world of work. Each year group is issued with an age appropriate booklet.

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.

Guest Speakers: From time to time guest speakers are invited into the Academy to deliver workshops and talks to students.

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. https://chas.careersoft.co.uk/sign-in see form tutor for current access code.

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/ or https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

Work Experience: Is currently only available for year 10 & 12 students. If however you feel that your son/daughter would benefit from going out on work experience then please contact their Progress Leader (Head of Year) who will advise them what options they have available.

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.


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