Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance
We understand the importance of making informed decisions, so we make sure our students have access to all the relevant information and opportunities to make those decisions.
We also acknowledge the need to start this process early.
Through workshops, events and PSHEC lessons, students start discussing options and careers in Year 7 and continue with their careers exploration throughout their time at West Hatch. In Year 8 and 9, they should have a basic idea about possible careers and options, but they will also start to focus on possible GCSE options. In Year 10 students will have a one-on-one Careers Meeting with Mr Towsey, as well attending various workshops and
drop-in sessions. Students will also take part in a two-week Work Experience. The focus then shifts to post-16 options when students are in Year 11. There is an opportunity to attend a Transition Day and events, such as the Apprenticeship Roadshow. When students join the Sixth Form they will work closely with Mrs Moore and
Mr Towsey to discuss all their possible options after Year 13. There will be a number of workshops and events based around Careers, Higher Apprenticeships and School Leaves Programme, but also a greater focus on the UCAS process and University applications.
At West Hatch, we have our own Careers Centre and Careers Leader. Our Careers Centre, which is next to S19, is open daily from 8.30am - 4.30pm. We run an ‘open door policy' for our Careers Centre, so (unless there is an interview in progress) students can come into the Careers Centre at any point and look through our resources or speak to Mr Towsey. Students can also make an appointment in person or via e-mail.
Contact details for Mr Towsey, Careers Leader:
tel: 020 8504 8216 ext. 1058
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Team
- Mr G. Towsey – Careers Leader
- Mrs I. Muscatt – Work Experience Coordinator
- Mrs K. Moore – Deputy Head of Sixth Form & UCAS Coordinator
- Mr S. Langton – Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for CEIAG
- tbc – CEIAG and Employer Link Governor
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Roadmap
Below you will see 'The West Hatch Careers, Advice & Guidance Roadmap'; this provides a summary of our careers programme and what students' can expect each year they are at West Hatch. If you would like further information about our careers programme please contact Mr Towsey.
We receive feedback on our careers programme during consultations with students. We measure and evaluate our overall CEIAG provision by completing a Compass evaluation, the results of which can be accessed by contacting Mr Towsey.
We review our CEIAG provision, CEIAG Policy and Provider Access Policy on a yearly basis: the next review is due in July 2022.
"This prepares students well for the next stage of their lives." - Ofsted