raising aspirations

For our Bi Weekly "Careers Focus" Newsletter click on the link to the right. 

Find inside apprenticeship information, webinars, VWEX opportunities, career of the week video and other careers related information. 

Careers Focus 25/09/23

Welcome to the HHS Careers website

Page Directory:

Careers Curriculum engagement events

Careers Contacts:

Graeme Bonser (Assistant Headteacher - Careers Leader)

email: gbonser@hastings.leics.sch.uk

Hayley Dymond (Careers Advisor / Aspirations Coordinator)  

email: hdymond@hastings.leics.sch.uk 

Tel: 01455 239 414 ext. 216

Careers Policies (including Provider Access Policy) here

Career Websites March 2023

Hastings High School places a high value on providing good quality careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG) advice to support students of all abilities. This is developed throughout a student’s time at the school and is always supportive of their aspirations, strengths and skills. The focus of the support is aimed at raising awareness of career pathways, career choices and securing suitable Post 16 destinations.

We aim to:

 Careers Curriculum Overview 2022-23

Careers education curriculum

Careers education is delivered via the Character Education programme within the school as a taught lesson under the context of "Living in the Wider World". The Careers curriculum is married up to both the 8 Gatsby Careers Benchmarks, and also the Careers Development Institute (CDI) Framework for career education. Other in year careers events and opportunities take place, alongside careers guidance meetings, to support our learners needs.  

Longer term we are seeking Careermark accreditation.

2022_23 Character Education Overview.xlsx
Careers Learning Journey 2023.pdf

Raising Aspirations

Each pupil has the opportunity to provide us with their future aspirations and goals. This information can then be used to identify specific opportunities for learners, and allow for the support and development throughout their time at the school. 

Our Future Aspirations questionnaire for pupils can be accessed via this link.

Careers Events

Hastings arranges many extra curricular events to raise aspirations in students and provide careers insights and motivation.  We also work in partnership employers to provide students with work experience placements and provide careers related opportunities such as the examples shown below. Careers  opportunities are promoted via the Schools Weekly Newsletter and Bi Weekly "Careers Focus" publication at the top of this page. 

IPS STEM Year 9 Stem Stars Event May 2023

Medical Careers (Leicester University) Information workshop March 2023

Year 9 IPS STEM Event June 2022

Mock Interview Event

Year 10 Careers speed networking event 

Careers in construction event @ Fosse Park development site

Year 10 mock interview event with local employers

BBC Journalist hosting a careers insight event with Speakers for Schools

Year 8 Personal Development day Enterprise activity

Year 9 STEM Pilot developed with IPS for International use in schools

Year 8 University Awareness trip to Leicester

Motorsport & Vehicle Maintenance Taster day May 2023

Year 10 Mock Interviews March 2023

RAF Year 9 Careers event

Year 10 Motorsport taster day @ NWSLC

Year 8 Polar researcher talk


Year 8 STEM Maths event with LLEP/HBBC

Year 9 Teen Tach event @ MIRA

Year 9/10 Medical School Visit to Leicester university

Sarah J Coleman (aka Inkymole) supporting a Year 9 Art lesson

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