Careers

The Hart School is committed to providing our students with a programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all students in years 7–13.

The aim of our careers curriculum is to develop the skills, attitudes and abilities of all our students to enable them to make effective decisions about their future education, training and employment.

Our students have access to a planned programme of Careers Education which provides opportunities to develop and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to make realistic career decisions. It also raises aspirations, broadens horizons and breaks down stereotypes.

“We want to challenge perceptions and raise aspirations so that subject/ career choices are free from gender bias and students are able to look beyond their immediate environment to new and exciting possibilities and be inspired about new opportunities they may not have known about or thought they could not achieve.”

The key elements our careers programme include:

  • self awareness,
  • opportunity awareness,
  • decision making and
  • transition planning skills of our students.

Our CEIAG programme forms an integral part of the whole school. It incorporates both formal careers education, information, advice and guidance activities like assemblies and focussed collapsed curriculum days (called Life and Soul Days) across the school year, as well as other opportunities linked to each subject, such as bespoke lessons, external speakers, educational visits or developing our staff’s knowledge of the careers and opportunities linked to their subject areas.

Students also use careers software (UNIFROG) in order to allow them to explore a range of career choices and gain additional information about planned careers.

The Hart School have a careers team that is staffed by:

Sandip Dosanjh- Careers Lead and Assistant Principal for Personal Development

Nicki Hamilton- Careers Adviser and Wellbeing Mentor

And they are supported by:

  • Careers Governor
  • Senior Leadership Team including head of sixth form
  • SENCO and Assistant SENCO
  • Faculty Heads
  • Heads of Year
  • Form Tutors
  • Learning support Staff

Careers Leader

The Hart School is committed to preparing students for the world of work. Miss Dosanjh is the schools Careers Leader and is working to building a careers curriculum that supports students in being competitive candidates for jobs, apprenticeships, college courses, sixth forms and universities places.

For any queries or to arrange an appointment sandip.dosanjh@hartschool.org.uk or call 01889 802440.

Careers Adviser

Mrs Hamilton, is a Level 6 qualified careers guidance practitioner with over twenty years’ experience, specialist training and counselling skills. She is passionate about ensuring students feel supported and informed when making decisions that impact their future and she supports all students from Year 7 to Year 13 regarding their choices in preparation for their future and provides impartial careers information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). She is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and also available at parents’ evenings, where parents are encouraged to book appointments at these events.

For any queries or to arrange an appointment email nicki.hamilton@hartschool.org.uk

  • Careers Information for Students
  • Open Days, Work Experience and Virtual Events
  • Careers Information for Parents
  • Careers Information for Teachers
  • Careers Information for Employers

The Hart School endeavours to follow the National Framework for CEG 11–19 in England (DfES, 2003) and other relevant guidance from DCSF, QCA and Ofsted as it appears.

Careers Hub

We are pleased to be part of the Staffordshire LEP and through this taking part in the ‘Staffordshire Careers Hub’ funded by the Government. The hub aims to share good practice and improve the career provision across Staffordshire schools.

Local Enterprise Coordinator

We work very closely with our Local Enterprise Coordinator who helps support the development of a whole school strategy for careers, enterprise and employer engagement.

Business Adviser

We are working closely with our local business link Amazon to provide students with experiences of the workplace as well as making projects within the curriculum relate to the real world.

If you are keen to work with The Hart School and support our CEIAG and aspirations work, helping to inspire the next generation of workers, get in touch – our door is always open. sandip.dosanjh@hartschool.org.uk