The intent of our Careers Programme at Halesbury School is to provide students with a stable and consistent careers education which ensures that all students are provided with the opportunity to prepare for their transition into further study or the world of work.
We intend to raise aspirations through exposure to a wide range of education and employment opportunities, which are embedded throughout our school curriculum. Students will experience a range of encounters, tailored to their individual needs and circumstances, including community facilities, employers and potential Post-16/19 settings, ensuring equal opportunities and inclusion.
Moreover, our careers programme is an entitlement, not an opportunity, whereby all pupils will be supported to consider their next steps and future. At Halesbury School we strive to provide an enriching, stimulating and sensitive careers programme that supports all students to experience positive transition, live as independently as possible and achieve their true potential in life.
Halesbury has a statutory duty to adhere to the Careers Strategy and the Statutory Guidance published in January 2018 and is working towards achieving the eight Gatsby Benchmarks that indicate a high quality careers provision.
The Gatsby career benchmarks are a framework that schools and colleges can use to develop their careers programme - they are the recommended elements of good practice in career guidance and have been considered when devising our Careers Programme.
The main purpose of the CDI’s Career Development Framework is to clarify the skills, knowledge and attitudes that individuals need to have a positive career. A ‘positive career’ is likely to mean something different to everyone, but it will typically include being happy with the way you spend your time, being able to make a contribution to your community and being able to have a decent standard of living.
The CDI’s Career Development Framework describes the six career development skills that people need to have positive careers and these have been considered when devising our Careers Programme.
At Halesbury School, our Careers provision is shaped around the Preparing for Adulthood agenda which sets out four key pathways that should be considered when supporting young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to make decisions about their future.
The four Preparing for Adulthood outcomes are: