That every student at QEHS receives high-quality career guidance which allows them to make informed decisions about their future.
Careers Education and Guidance at QEHS follows the best practice that is set out in the Department for Education document ‘Careers guidance and access for education and training providers. Statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff. January 2018.’
The report found 8 benchmarks of best practice, which are now more commonly known as ‘The Gatsby Benchmarks.’ They are:
The Careers Education and Guidance programme is delivered mainly through the PSHE programme, combined with individual interviews with tutors pastoral leaders and careers staff. Aspects of Careers Education and Guidance are also delivered through the academic curriculum when they are considered to be beneficial, relevant and appropriate. All elements of the programme are monitored and evaluated by the Careers Co-ordinator, Mr Kingdom, who may be contacted via email: [email protected] or telephone 01426 612354 ext. 280
In addition, the following external organisations and agencies contribute to the school's Careers Education and Guidance programme:
Options are presented to students in an open, unbiased way. Students are encouraged to challenge attitudes, beliefs and stereotypes, which might prevent the fulfilment of their individual potential. Awareness of equal opportunities issues will be continuously developed through the Careers Education and Guidance programme.
The important role that parents play in helping to shape the careers and education choices of young people is recognised. Therefore parents are brought into the guidance process through parents' consultation evenings and information evenings where appropriate staff are represented. Parents have the option to attend their child’s careers guidance interview.
If you are able to offer any expertise in this field please contact Mr Kingdom at QEHS or register your interest here.
The impact of our careers education is measured by our outcomes.
Our Careers IAG programme is reviewed annually (Term 6) by the Careers Co-ordinator and PSHE Co-ordinator.
For further careers guidance please follow the links below: