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Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Your child will be involved in a number of seminars and activities at Hessle High School focused on them achieving their potential through raising aspirations and increasing participation in further/higher education. We work with organisations to run these activities, some of the organisations are Hull University, Access to Higher Education, Steps to Success, NCS (National Citizen Service), HOP (Humber Outreach Programme), LogonMoveon and PUSH. These form part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programmes (NCOP).

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Students can access advice from a number of adults in school; teachers, mentors and House Leader, Student Services Managers about a range of matters from problems in lessons to bullying incidents. Support can also be accessed from the following groups: The Youth and Family Support Service provide information, advice and guidance and offer impartial information and support for students aged between 11-19 years. Discussions can cover a wide range of issues, including post 16 options, difficulties in school, relationships, drug/alcohol awareness, housing, bullying, family support, sexual health and money matters. In addition, students can receive impartial careers advice from our specialist Careers Youth Advisor to help them to make important decisions about their future. Hessle High School also run a Job Explorer Database (JED), this may be accessed by students in school or at home through an icon on their Google Classroom homepage. This provides an opportunity for individuals to generate and explore a wide range of job ideas. All Year 11 students are supplied with a careers information card detailing useful websites, including the National Careers Service site. Appointments to see advisors may be made through House Leaders, Student Services Managers or the Careers Advisor.

The Department for Education issues all schools with statutory guidance regarding the delivery of high quality careers guidance.  The Careers Programme at Hessle High School and Penshurst Primary School follows the guidance in this document.  By providing a comprehensive programme of careers guidance in partnership with local employers, other education and training providers, Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and other support agencies.

Careers Information

Information on the full range of options available in education, training and work, and the progression opportunities that follow those options will be provided. Careers information can be provided through a range of media including: books, leaflets and posters; software, websites; social media e.g. Twitter and telephone helplines; information talks from colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers and employers; visits to colleges, universities, training providers and businesses.

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG):

Advice helps students interpret information and apply it to their own situation; guidance is the in-depth support provided by qualified practitioners to help students explore their options and make informed choices that are best for them.

Advice and guidance are closely linked to related activities such as tutoring, progress reviews, academic monitoring and mentoring. Through these activities the CEIAG staff can help students look at future options and identify when students need to be referred to advisers for more in-depth guidance.

Our level 6 qualified Careers Advisor is available to provide guidance to students. All students will have the opportunity for a one to one careers guidance interview to discuss their future plans and ideas. This will include opportunities to discuss career aims and opportunities available after their GCSEs.

Support is also available for students when applying for college, apprenticeships or employment including application forms and CVs.

Parents and students are welcome to contact Miss Lawes, Careers Leader during break and lunch times or by email at  In addition the Deputy Headteacher can also be contacted.

*Our Careers Advisor commissions independent and impartial careers advice and guidance that is effective in meeting the needs of all learners including Gifted and Talented, SEND, Pupil Premium and the disadvantaged.

Careers Education

Planned and progressive programmes of activities in the curriculum which help students to develop the knowledge and skills to understand themselves, research the opportunities available, make decisions and move successfully on to the next stage.

Effective engagement with Employers

Opportunities to be inspired informed and advised by employers through talks, workshops and work place visits. Employers can also enhance programmes of careers education through contributing to classroom-based lessons, running CV workshops, conducting mock interviews and supporting enterprise activities, plus offering work experience and work shadowing placements.

Please see the CEIAG Overview below.