Careers Lead - Mrs Judd
Careers Education & Guidance
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Our Careers Education Intent 2022/23:
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.
Statutory Requirements & 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 2022/23:
Careers Education Policy - Located on our policy page
Our Careers Education Impact 2022/23:
Our ‘Big Ask’ Careers survey results - to be added soon
Encounters with Further and Higher Education
Open Evening - BAE Systems Maritime is hosting Open Evenings during National Apprenticeship Week in February 2023. This will be your opportunity to talk to our employees and current apprentices, see the work that we do, and find out about how we can support you as you shape your career.
18:00 – 20:00 Tuesday 7 February 2023 Skills Development Centre, Portsmouth Naval Base
18:00 – 20:00 Wednesday 8 February 2023 Skills Development Centre, Portsmouth Naval Base
To attend these events, you must pre-register by emailing email@example.com. Registration will close on Friday 20 January or when the event is full, whichever is sooner.
We look forward to meeting you there.
Andover College’s next open event on Wednesday 8 February 2023, 4.30pm – 7.30pm.
To attend, you will need to register for the event as soon as possible by visiting
Open Events - Andover College | Hampshire as the events do fill up quickly!
To apply to Andover College visit the Andover College website or use
Apply - Full Time and Part Time courses - Andover College | Hampshire
For Year 10 & 11 pupils, registrations are open for Sparsholt College’s next open event on Saturday 4 February 2023.
To attend, you will need to register for the event as soon as possible by visiting Experience Sparsholt - Sparsholt College Hampshire as the events do fill up quickly! At this event students will have a tour of the subject area they are interested in at a specific time which they will book in advance.
To apply to Sparsholt College visit the Sparsholt website or use How to Apply - Sparsholt College and University Centre Sparsholt.
BCOT – Basingstoke College of Technology
Basingstoke College of Technology (bcot.ac.uk)
February 6, 2023 16.30 - February 6, 2023 19.00
June 19, 2023 16.30 - June 19, 2023 19.00
Peter Symonds College
Winchester College 6th Form
Richard Taunton Sixth Form College
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 - Mrs Judd