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Careers and work experience

Welcome to information about how  we encourage our students to think about their future  careers.

Through out the school year we run a very active careers programme, giving students plenty of opportunities to begin the process of thinking through where they may want to work and the steps they will need to take to achieve this goal.

Overall, our aims and objectives are to provide high quality careers advice to all students - including support to our high achieving students -  which is developed through their time at school and is supportive of their aspirations, strengths and skills.

We aim to: 

  • prepare students for the transition to life beyond secondary school (A-Levels, higher education and the workplace)
  • support students in making informed decisions that are suitable and appropriate for them.
  • provide students with well-rounded experiences.
  • develop characteristics (e.g. social skills, communication, innovation, resilience and leadership which support high achieving students in the curriculum and their careers).
  • inspire and motivate students to develop their aspirations.

Careers benchmarks

Our careers programme is designed around the Gatsby benchmarks which are the 8 key criteria that a school’s career provision must provide students with. These are:

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each student
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance

National Careers Service

If you are looking for information about careers, the National Careers Service provides free and impartial careers information and guidance from qualified advisors for anyone aged 13 years or above.

You can use it to assess skills, explore different career types or even find a course you may be interested in.

Please visit their website for more information:


Students, parents or providers wishing to request access can contact: - 

Careers Advisor (Sanaa Mahamroot)   [email protected]

Assistant Headteacher (Mike Molokwu)   [email protected]

Heron Hall Academy Office   [email protected]