The Horringer Court Middle School careers education programme provides our students with the opportunity to plan and manage their careers effectively, ensuring progression which is ambitious and aspirational. It promotes equality of opportunity, celebrates diversity and challenges stereotypes. It is designed to meet the Gatsby benchmarks and conforms to statutory requirements.
Careers provision is mapped against the Gatsby benchmarks. The current careers programme is delivered through a combination of methods, including explicit lessons provided within the taught PSHE programme in Years 7 and Year 8. Careers information is available both in the library and online via 8Billion Ideas, a platform which provides access to information on apprenticeships, universities, the labour market, career pathways and UCAS applications.
Several special events are held and joint ventures with County Upper School, West Suffolk College and other schools in the Unity Schools Partnership
The CEIAG programme is greatly enhanced through links which help to ensure that students’ learning is current and relevant. We work closely with local employers and other schools to look at the best opportunities to support our students. A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents. In addition, we work closely with universities and the local FE College. We always strive to expand and improve our contacts. Governors are regularly updated on the careers programme and there is an active link governor.
Please read the attached document for further information about Careers Guidance at Horringer Court Middle School.