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Careers Education and Guidance

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
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Careers Lead - Jane Edwards 

Deputy Headteacher

Our Careers Education Intent 2021/22:
  • To excite and motivate pupils’ curiosity about different careers and industries;

  • To inspire pupils’ aspirations in order to unlock their potential and develop their employability skills;

  • To empower pupils to challenge stereotyping and discrimination and other barriers to diversity and equality in further education and careers.

 

Provider Access Policy

​The careers provision at The Westgate School is in line with the statutory guidance developed by the Department of Education, which refers to Section 42A and 45A of the Education Act 1997: as a school we provide independent careers guidance from Year 7 to Year 11. This guidance is impartial and gives information on a range of pathways and post-16 education providers, including university options, apprenticeships and further education. It is adapted to meet the needs and interests of the individual pupils.

Our Careers Education Implementation 2021/22:

 

 Our Careers Education Impact 2021/22:
 

 

Information for pupils:
 

We hope you like the look of our Careers programme for this year and value the range of experiences which have been planned to support you as you explore and discover a variety of careers.

  Book a Careers Guidance appointment. 

National Careers Week
2022 NATIONAL CAREERS WEEK
Information for parents, employers, employees and alumni:
 

Please follow the link above to our calendared events for this year. We welcome any offers of support for our careers programme. You may like to offer to talk to pupils about your career in a particular field or share your career journey. In our programme, we have built in opportunities for pupils to experience a wide range of careers from Science, Technology and the field of Mathematics, as well as creative careers in the Arts, Publishing, Journalism and Design and Business. In fact, the more diverse the better, as it enables pupils to widen their opportunities on offer. If you would like to get involved please contact: careers lead j.edwards@westgate.hants.sch.uk

Encounters with Further and Higher Education
 
  • Barton Peveril Open Event 7th July. Book here 

  • Peter Symonds Open Events: Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th July 2022, or Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th October 2022. Book here

  • Yr 10 Taster Day Peter Symonds 27th June 2022 - all pupils attending

  • Yr 9 Futures Event Sparsholt College  17th June 2022 - all pupils attending 

Hampshire Futures are excited to announce we will be running our ‘Yr 11 – What Next?’ transition programme again this summer. 

The programme will be running from 1st to 31st August and pupils will have the opportunity to take part in FREE online activities, live events and be able to speak to a qualified careers adviser.
 

Action:
We have developed a leaflet to advertise the programme which we would like you to share with your pupils and their parents/carers (available for download here).

Pupils can enter our prize draw to win a £20 Love2Shop voucher by attending the live sessions.

Save the date:
Monday 6 June - a road map of the activities will be released via Hampshire Futures Careers Information Service. 

 

Thank you in advance for supporting us in promoting this free programme and therefore helping pupils to bridge the gap between school and their next steps.

If you have any further questions, please email: careers.service@hants.gov.uk

Year 11 destination data:

The progress of pupils onto other destinations is incredibly important to us and every year we evaluate where our pupils choose to study for post-16.

Where types of destination do our pupils attend when they leave Westgate?
Where do our pupils go when they leave Westgate?
 

In 2020, our Year 11 leavers attended:
 

  • Andover College

  • Barton Peveril Sixth form College

  • Basingstoke College of Technology

  • Bishop Wordsworth's Grammar School

  • Eastleigh College

  • Fareham College

  • Millfield School

  • Peter Symonds College

  • Richard Taunton Sixth Form College

  • Southampton City College

  • Sparsholt College

  • The Isle of Wight College

 
What types of programmes do our pupils study when they leave Westgate?
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Our HCC destination data can be found here:

Statutory Requirements and Provider Access Policy
 

​The careers provision at The Westgate School is in line with the statutory guidance developed by the Department of Education, which refers to Section 42A and 45A of the Education Act 1997: as a school we provide independent careers guidance from Year 7 to Year 11. This guidance is impartial and gives information on a range of pathways and post-16 education providers, including university options, apprenticeships and further education. It is adapted to meet the needs and interests of the individual pupils.