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.
Business in the Community
Highbury Fields is delighted to be partnered with Capital One UK as a business partner. The business regularly supports the school with careers events such as the Law Society club, Cheese Matters finance sessions, trips to their digital headquarters in Old Street, the Coders Ignite trip and participation in our annual Meet the Professionals event.
The school was delighted to invite their CEO of Capital One UK Amy Lenander in to speak to our year 11 students about her career at the finance company and the challenges she faced as a women leader.
Careers education provision for year 12 - 13
Year 12 students are immersed in a careers programme on entry into the Highbury Fields School Sixth Form. Much of this work takes place through the Future Success programme. This involves information and guidance relating to UCAS applications and personal statements, visiting professionals, finance workshops, university visits and much more.
The Future Success programme is supported by a range of extra-curricular opportunities and visits including subject visits to universities, the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Debate Mate, work experience and volunteering opportunities and much more.
In year 12 all students take part in the sixth form work experience programme where they enjoy a week at a relevant organisation to their prospective career area and learn first hand about the careers they aspire to.