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Career’s Programme information

Schools Career’s leader:  Mrs Emma Perry -

available Monday lunchtime in the Relaxation Room.

Email e.perry@hvh.staffs.sch.uk / Tel : 01543 423714 ext. 206

Career’s Programme and advice for Students:

The careers programme includes careers education sessions, career guidance activities (group work and individual interviews) and work related learning. Links are made with local colleges and other links are being developed with local partners.

All staff contribute to careers education through their roles as tutors and subject teachers.  The careers programme is delivered through PSHCE lessons across the school and in a designated careers lesson in Key Stage 4 and 5.  All students in the Sixth Form participate in work experience in a variety of local business’ and at the schools’ market stall they also have dedicated Employability lessons.  In years 7, 8 and 9 Citizenship lessons are taught with clear links to skills needed for employability.  Year’s 10 and 11 students participate in a Vocational Friday curriculum where some students attend Wolverhampton Vocational training centre to learn skills such as bricklaying, hair and beauty, decorating, carpentry and car maintenance.  The remaining student’s complete lessons in life skills and employability.

In Year 9 students choose option courses based on their interests which will help them towards their chosen pathways.  In year 11 and 14 students will meet with Mrs. Perry to discuss their aspirations and look at finding courses and filling out application forms.

Each year the school hosts an annual Careers Fayre where we invite local education providers and employers as well as training providers to give information to both students and parents/carers.

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers:

 

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 8

Assembly with external provider

Assembly with external provider

Assembly with external provider

Year 9

Assembly with external provider

Assembly with external provider Transition planning meeting with Mrs Perry

Assembly with external provider

Year 10

Assembly with external provider

Assembly with external provider

Assembly with external provider

Year 11

Transition planning meeting with Mrs Perry

Assembly with external provider

6th Form Open evening

Transition Days Assembly with external provider

Career’s Fayre

Assembly with external provider

Year 12

Work Experience

Work Experience

Career’s Fayre

Work Experience

Year 13

Work Experience

Work Experience

Career’s Fayre

Work Experience

Year 14

Work Experience

Transition planning meeting with Mrs Perry

Work Experience

Transition Days

Career’s Fayre

Work Experience

Advice for parents / carers

Planning for your child’s future is an important decision in both of your lives.  Your child will receive information, advice and guidance from Mrs Perry.

Within the school’s reception you will find information in the form of a Career’s leaflet detailing what we can offer as a school for you and your child.

You and your child will be invited to certain events throughout your child’s life at Hednesford Valley High School which will give you advice on where to go next including Open evenings and Career’s Fayres.

Further information advice and guidance for parents/carers can be found on the following websites:

https://www.cascaid.co.uk/news-case-studies/parents-guide-careers-guidance/

https://www.careersadviceforparents.org/

https://inspiringfutures.org.uk/parents

 

Click on link to Careers Information Leaflet