Careers Education at Highbury Fields School
The ambitious careers and pathways education programme runs through all years at Highbury Fields School. Our students are engaged in a programme of careers education, employability skills development, advice and guidance and workplace and enterprise engagement from the moment they enter the school in Year 7 right up to Year 13. They have access to a range of resources and opportunities, as well as dedicated staff who are available to support them. Students are encouraged to take part in a range of initiatives, including use of the Unifrog, an online career investigation and experience mapping programme, mentoring programmes and a wide range of trips, classes and enterprise activities.
Our careers education programme aims to:
- Ensure our students understand appropriate pathways into further education, training and employment.
- Develop essential skills to help students to ambitiously plan and manage their own development and career progression
- Provide access to the most relevant and up to date labour market and employability information.
- Be exposed to a range of opportunities through inspirational assemblies and workshops, engaging employer visits, inspirational interactions with professionals and relevant work experience.
Director of Sixth Form Careers Lead: Laura Tobia
Head of Year 12: Abby Pallett-Smith
Head of Year 13: Barney Gough
Sixth Form Co-ordinator and Careers Co-ordinator - Urszula Podgorczyk
School Business Manager - Jessica Gavin
Website Administrator - Leigh O’Hara
Labour Market Information:
The widget below can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations to support the process of identifying potential careers.
The Careerometer widget provides access to a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects.
The data are organised by occupation: simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you.
Careermag for Parents
Careermag publications are designed to provide quality, up-to-date information about careers and qualifications. You can sign up to the Careermag for parents here
We are always open to employers visiting the school or using Google Meet online to give careers talks, be involved in our careers fairs or complete small group sessions. If you would be interested in visiting the school or offering employer engagement GoogleMeet, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The School will assess the impact of its careers programmes on students by completing an annual student survey and analysing destinations data in line with activities that they have taken part in at school. In addition, the views of students and parents will be surveyed after key events e.g. the Careers Information Evening, Year 10 Work Experience, Year 12 Work Experience.
The school will review the published information at the end of each academic year.
Other Career Resources:
Careersbox is a free on-line library of careers related videos, news and information aimed at careers advisers and job seekers. Case study videos show real people doing real jobs, giving viewers an insight into entry routes and skill requirements for careers in all sectors.
UCAS careers advice
UCAS is an independent charity providing information, advice, and admissions services to inspire and facilitate educational progression. It serves the university admissions process and provides a wealth of careers related advice and guidance.
icould is a careers website helping young people make the most of their potential and talent by showing them how others have used theirs. The icould storytellers relate, in their own words, their real life career journeys in over 1,000 career videos and hundreds of written articles aimed at students, career starters, career changers and careers professionals, parents, teachers and employers. Articles include information about the future world of work and future career prospects in a number of industries.