Careers Pathway – Your Home School in conjunction with HAPS

We want every young person at HAPS to have real choices in life. That is why, as well as academic excellence, we seek to ensure that we provide careers education support and guidance in support of their home school to ensure every pupil discovers what else they’re good at.

In line with the requirements and expectations as laid out by the Department for Education for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance, your home school, along with HAPS provides a programme of careers, employability and enterprise education.

Student, parent and carer entitlement statement for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance.

Young people are entitled to careers education, information, advice and guidance that is impartial and confidential. Your home school are responsible for this, but whilst you are at HAPS we integrate it into your experience of the whole curriculum, based on a partnership with you and your parents or carers. The programme will promote equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion.

All young people in HAPS will take part in a careers programme that helps them to:

  • Understand their education, training, employment and other progression opportunities.
  • Develop the skills they need to plan and manage their own personal development and career progression.
  • Access relevant information and learning from taster activities and experience of work.
  • Make and maintain individual progression plans to help them improve their prospects of success.
  • Offer feedback and ideas on how to improve the careers programme.

Have access to, and support with using careers information that is:

  • Easy to find and available at convenient times and in convenient locations, including on HAPS website.
  • Comprehensive, giving details of all progression opportunities and associated support arrangements.
  • Un-biased and up-to-date careers interviews arranged by your home school on request.

Obtain careers guidance that is:

  • Impartial.
  • Confidential.
  • Focused on individual needs and fit for purpose.
  • Supportive of equal opportunities.
  • Provided by people with relevant training and expertise.

All parents and carers can expect to:

  • Be able to meet with a member of staff or specialist careers adviser to discuss their children’s progress and future prospects on Options at any termly review meeting.
  • Receive invitations to take part in careers and information events such as mock interviews or work experience
  • Have the opportunity to comment on the usefulness of the careers programme for their children and how it could be improved.

Pupils are encouraged to keep records of how they are developing their personal and employability skills. 

About National Careers Week

National Careers Week (NCW) is a one-week celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. Our aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people develop awareness and excitement about their future pathways.

The resources and activities are available all year round so you can make any of your CEIAG / Careers activities come to life – whenever you do them. (But of course we’d really love you to get involved in NCW!)

National Careers Week 2024: 4th – 9th March,

Click HERE for The Parents’ Guide to National Careers Week 2024