Hayesfield Girls’ School and Mixed Sixth Form strives to enable students to develop their knowledge, skills and creativity, preparing them for the 21st century workplace. Careers is embedded throughout the curriculum and forms part of the comprehensive Character Education programme of activities on offer through the Achieving Ambitions programme.
Students progress from Hayesfield Girls’ School and Mixed Sixth Form to a range of destinations and we respect the right of students to choose from a range of pathways. We seek to ensure that students have high aspirations, and that the guidance they receive is impartial and tailored to their individual needs.
We recognise the importance of students developing strong interpersonal and communication skills. In addition, we also aim to develop our students’ cultural capital, so that all our students can maximise their social mobility irrespective of their background.
Hayesfield Girls’ School and Mixed Sixth Form have two Career Leaders,
one focusing on Years 7-11 and the other having a Sixth Form focus.
Careers Lead 11-16 and
STEM Employability Co-ordinator
Careers Lead 16-18
Hayesfield Girls School and Mixed Sixth Form use the eight Benchmarks of good career guidance, developed by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, to set a standard of excellence. Hayesfield review our progress towards achieving compliance with the Gatsby Benchmarks three times a year using the Compass Self Evaluation review tool.
The Eight Gatsby Benchmarks are:
- A stable careers programme
- Learning from career and labour market information
- Addressing the needs of each pupil
- Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experiences of workplaces
- Encounters with further and higher education
- Personal guidance (Gatsby Foundation, 2014)
We adhere to the Department for Education guidance, ‘Careers Guidance and Access for Education and Training Providers’ (DfE, September 2022), which stipulates that all schools must allow other educational providers access and that we must publish a provider access policy.
We actively seek to build partnerships with outside agencies, as a means to broaden our students
horizons and to provide them with exposure to a range of education and career pathways. Please find further details of our opportunities for access in the link below.
Careers and Employability Required Access Provision – Student Entitlement