Peter Gregory took on the role of Careers' Lead in July 2020. Pete has been working with the pupils at Hailey Hall, to provide them with impartial support to achieve their future goals in education and employment pathways for several years. Pete has also been working with pupils from year 7 onwards, and also coordinates opportunities for work experience for the year 10 pupils. Moving into this role was therefore a natural step for Pete.
The Careers Programme is overseen by the Deputy Headteacher, Mr Barnaby Aldiss, who is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the Programme.
The Careers' Vision for our Pupils
At Hailey Hall our ultimate vision, is to “Prepare Pupils for a changing world, building lifelong qualification, skills and confidence, learnt through dynamic and effective Careers Education.”
We seek to inspire all Pupils to have the highest expectations about the careers they may enter. We understand that careers' education and guidance programmes make a major contribution in preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. Careers, Education Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) are a central part of the whole school ethos. We endeavour to provide support to Pupils to achieve life-long aspirations for success in their career.
The Aims of the CEIAG provision at Hailey Hall are therefore to:
- Thoroughly prepare all Pupils for the next stage in their education or training
- Promote a culture of high expectations in Pupils and inspire Pupils at Hailey Hall School to think independently and ambitiously about their future career options
- Expose Pupils to a range of interactions with employers
- Liaise with and secure access for Pupils to all relevant other sources of CEIAG provision, including local employers from the Careers and enterprise data base
- Support inclusion, challenge stereotyping and promote equality of opportunity
- Encourage participation in continued learning including Further Education and Higher Education
- Deliver CEIAG during pastoral time, Life Skills lessons also to extracurricular sessions through enrichment time. Maximise the effectiveness of our provision
- Focus Pupils on their future aspirations
All advice and support provided by Pete and Barnaby is aligned to The Government's Career Strategy, which was developed in December 2017, and is underpinned by the Gatsby Benchmarks, which are a framework of eight guidelines for good career guidance, developed to support schools in providing pupils with the best possible careers education, information, advice and guidance. The Careers Education Company (CEC) , established in 2015, is also supporting the Government and schools/colleges to deliver the Career Strategy by helping to link schools and colleges to employers.
Please see the separate tabs on this page for more detail about the Government's Strategy for careers, together with the work that we do and the policies that we have developed to underpin our programme.