Careers information and guidance
School Careers Staff
School Careers Leaders
Jon Battye & Davinia Antich
Tel: 01484 691460
Careers SLT Link
Victoria Smith & Ryan Blezard
Careers Support Structure
School Careers Advisers
Emma Robinson & Helen Blakeman
Careers Inc Careers Advisers
School governor overseeing careers
Sharon Le Goff
The Enterprise Coordinator (EC) will sit at the heart of a local cluster system to help schools and colleges improve their careers and enterprise activities and to engage with the world of work.
Working closely with the Skills Lead, the EC will ensure the Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) is embedded into the Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) skills strategy and make it easier for employers and the self-employed to engage with schools and colleges. Through establishing the local and national contexts the EC will focus everyone’s efforts on programmes and activities that are most effective in motivating young people, supporting independent choice, and supporting positive outcomes for young people.
Supported by an Enterprise Coordinator(EC), the Enterprise Adviser(EA) will work closely with the senior leadership team of a specific school or college to:
• Support the development of a whole school strategy for careers, enterprise and employer engagement
• Provide access to their local business networks
• Help schools and colleges to focus efforts on programmes and activities that are most effective in motivating young people, supporting independent choice, and supporting positive outcomes for young people
Parents & Carers
At Holmfirth High School, we work closely with parents and carers to support their children to make informed career choices. Parents and carers are encouraged to attend the careers events and parents evenings. Using our website, newsletters we promote events to parents and Parents and carers are always welcome to contact the Careers Coordinator, Davinia Antich (01484 691460) to seek advice and ask any questions they might have regarding careers pathways.
How the school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils
- Post 16 Destination data of its students
- Tracking of pupils involvement in careers events both in and out of school in line with the Gatsby benchmarks.
- Tracking of staff training in careers education in line with the Gatsby benchmarks.
- Monitoring of T&L in departments and it’s links to careers.
- Self evaluation through the schools development plan
- Department evaluation and audit through department careers leaders.
Next Review:- July 2021
Work Experience is always important, especially now in our current economic climate. Therefore, gaining more work related experience is likely to give you an advantage in the labour market by the time students leave full-time education.
It is a placement with an employer for a period of one week in year 10, where students will learn about a particular job and life in a work place. While students are working there they will be able to find out about the types of skills employers look for when they are contracting someone for a vacant job.
This opportunity also gives you the chance to develop communication skills and self confidence.
It is always rewarding to hear of success stories from employers. In particular some of our employers have had such good experiences with students they offer them part-time jobs which may lead to full-time employment.
Apart from work experience, it is also possible to do some voluntary work if you join the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in Year 10.
Post 16 options
What are the options after year 11?
Sixth form College
Further education College
Part time study
Year 11 Destinations
Information on where Year 11 leavers from individual secondary schools have progressed onto. The overall Kirklees information can also be viewed here.
The website to the right will allow you to view local apprenticeships across Calderdale and Kirklees