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Hessle High School

Careers Guidance and Advice

Information, Advice and Guidance

Young people now have to make more decisions and choices about their lifestyle, education and future careers than any previous generation. Never before has the need for good information, advice and guidance been more essential. The Government requires that all young people stay in learning i.e training or education until they are 18. This is known as 'raising the participation age'. Raising the participation age does not necessarily mean that young people must stay in school.

They must however choose one of the following options:

  • Full time education, such as School Sixth Form, a Further Education or Sixth Form College or a training provider
  • Apprenticeships or other work based learning routes
  • Employment with training

“We are here to help you!”

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Your child will be involved in a number of seminars and activities at Hessle High School focused on them achieving their potential through raising aspirations and increasing participation in further/higher education. We work with organisations to run these activities, some of the organisations are Hull University, Access to Higher Education, Steps to Success, NCS (National Citizen Service), HOP (Humber Outreach Programme), LogonMoveon and PUSH. These form part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programmes (NCOP).

For more information from the University of Hull on GDPR Data and what they use your child's information for click here.

Students can access advice from a number of adults in school; teachers, mentors and House Leader, Student Services Managers about a range of matters from problems in lessons to bullying incidents. Support can also be accessed from the following groups: The Youth and Family Support Service provide information, advice and guidance and offer impartial information and support for students aged between 11-19 years. Discussions can cover a wide range of issues, including post 16 options, difficulties in school, relationships, drug/alcohol awareness, housing, bullying, family support, sexual health and money matters. In addition, students can receive impartial careers advice from our specialist Careers Youth Advisor to help them to make important decisions about their future. Hessle High School also run a Job Explorer Database (JED), this may be accessed by students in school or at home through an icon on their Google Classroom homepage. This provides an opportunity for individuals to generate and explore a wide range of job ideas. All Year 11 students are supplied with a careers information card detailing useful websites, including the National Careers Service site. Appointments to see advisors may be made through House Leaders, Student Services Managers or the Careers Advisor.

The School Nurse

A School Nurse, employed by the Health Service, visits Hessle High School and is available to all young people. Appointments with the school nurse may be requested directly with the School Nurse using the numbers on the Student Information Boards or through the House Leaders and Student Services Managers. The School Nurse may also be contacted directly on Tuesday lunchtimes at the health drop-in sessions.

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