Welcome to Careers at St Helena School!
At St Helena School we strive to ensure our students leave us with both the tools and knowledge needed to enter the world of work successfully. Our Careers Programme will ensure that they possess qualities such as determination, resilience, and independence, which will further enhance their life chances. Students will meet employers, employees and further and higher education professionals throughout their time at St Helena School, giving them first hand experience of the world of work. They will also receive Careers Education, as part of the wider PSHE curriculum, to teach them about jobs, careers, skills and the practicalities of applying for roles. While here, our varied curriculum offers both technical and academic qualifications that feed directly into local further education opportunities that students need to attend until they are 18.
For information, advice or guidance please contact one of the team below:
Careers Leadwill.email@example.com 01206 572253
Careers Coordinatorlisa.firstname.lastname@example.org 01206 572253
Directions Careers Advisercareers@sth.school 01206 572253
Laura is from the independent Directions company and provides high quality Careers guidance to our students. The Directions website also has useful resources for Careers education.
Careers Education, Information And Guidance (CEIAG) Details
LATEST CAREERS BULLETIN
The Careers Policy for St Helena is a broad statement of our intent for CEIAG at St Helena. It also includes our Provider Access Statement, which details how providers can request access to our students for the purpose of careers education. Our aims are as follows:
- Prepare students for life post 16
- Develop an understanding of a range of career opportunities, including academic, vocational, technical and apprenticeship routes
- Raise aspirations of students
- Guide students in finding information about a range of post 16 options
- Offer targeted support for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people
If you wish to view the Provider Access Statement separately, you can do so here:
Our Career Programme is a more detailed statement of activities students will undertake and how we will track their individual progress.
The Careers Team publishes a Careers Bulletin every term for all students, parents/carers, employers and the wider St Helena community. See the latest edition here, or historical editions below.
The St Helena School Careers Team has also created a post-16 routes poster for our students. This explains the important practical details about each possible pathway in a handy poster format.
The Career Programme calendar outlines the events taking place during the course of the year. Over the course of the year, new events may be added or removed as required by reality.
Feedback from students is gathered once per term in the form of a survey. Feedback from parents is gathered once per year in the same way. Feedback from other stakeholders, such as school staff and visitors, is gathered on an ad hoc basis after their engagement with the programme.
Each year, in the autumn term, we confirm the number of NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) school leavers, those who have not yet accessed further education in line with legal requirements. The latest data can be found here:
In keeping with our commitment to provide students with outstanding careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step after school, we use Unifrog; an award-winning, online careers platform. All students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 now have access to this excellent website. St Helena School students will use this in Opening Minds, interventions and at home.
The Unifrog platform is designed to support learners in making the most informed decisions about their futures and has a range of tools that are suitable for all year groups. Each student has their own personal account that provides a wide range of information related to their interests and aspirations. Key features of the platform include:
- Exploring Pathways – personality quizzes, career and subject profiles and webinars
- Recording – self-reflection about extracurricular activities and key employability skills
- Opportunities – search tools showing live vacancies/courses/placements for apprenticeships, Further Education, virtual work experience and much more
- Applications – tools to help students build applications for a range of pathways (e.g., CVs, Personal Statements)
Students access the platform by clicking a link in their welcome email, where they create a password and can begin using the platform. They login to Unifrog using their email address and password and they can do so from any computer, tablet or smartphone. Alternatively, clicking “reset password” on the Unifrog.org login page will send a new email.