22 Apr U-Explore and the Hunsley Trust
A recent regional strategy event for schools, delivered with the support of the Hunsley Trust, focused on embedding careers across the curriculum.
Careers is becoming a greater focus in schools and academies across the UK, with a emphasis on a personalised approach for each learner. Careers education is a whole school responsibility, with teachers motivating and inspiring their learners in the classroom about their future education and employability.
During the 2 hour session, Jonny Uttley, Head of School at South Hunsley School & Sixth Form College discussed with attendees the importance of SLT involvement in careers education across the school, driving student ambitions and aspirations.
“I expected to find out more information on U-Explore and some ideas on careers and best practice. My expectations were met, above and beyond. Was great to know more on how Stephen has grown the careers department up over many years something we would like to aspire to. Networking was very useful also.” - Kelvin Hall School
Barry Gray, Deputy Headteacher at South Hunsley School & Sixth Form College and Stephen Logan, Assistant Headteacher at Malet Lambert School explored with delegates their approach to bringing careers guidance to life. Including looking at enterprise and work related learning plus tracking and monitoring the interventions that learners are involved with.
The session focused around 5 key areas, reflecting Ofsted guidelines, DfE recommendations and the Gatsby Benchmarks, providing schools with practical advice and support.
“All of the speakers were engaging. It was interesting to hear what they are doing with regards to CEIAG in their schools.” - Wolfreton School
– Personalise – how young people should receive tailored support based on their interests, aspirations and capability during their personal journey from primary transition to a positive destination
– Involve – how careers education transcends subjects and contirbutes to academic and personal achievement
– Contextualise – how the best careers programmes help students to make informed decisions about their future based on what experiences they have and how well they understand their skills and abilities
– Track – how to take inspiration from recording academic attainment and apply this to careers guidance
– Inform – how to equip students with the information they need and the knowledge of where to go to ask for support and guidance