Career preparation and Work Related Learning is of paramount importance here at Bishop’s Hatfield. As a cornerstone of our motto, Achieving our Potential and Enjoying the Journey, we believe that all pupils should have the opportunity to gain awareness of how their own unique blend of talents and interests can lead to a wide range of futures in a complex and ever changing world.
We constantly search for new opportunities for our pupils. If you have an idea or could offer us support please contact Mrs Vicky Langston, Work-Related Learning Co-ordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The work related learning goals reflect the Gatsby Benchmarks, and focus on the development of core employability skills for a fast paced economy. These are met through subject teaching, dedicated lessons and experiences in the Lifeskills programme; combined with individual guidance sessions and a variety employer encounters in all year groups.
We work with a range of partners including the Careers and Enterprise Company, YC, The Engineering Development Trust, Morrisby, Young Enterprise and The Rotary Club. We also have exceptionally strong links with business partners who support our pupils with talks, visits, work experience opportunities and careers advice.
The Gatsby Benchmarks are an 8 point framework that we meet:
A stable careers programme
Access to careers information
Addressing the needs of pupils as individuals
Individual independent careers support and guidance
Curriculum links to the world of work
Encounters with employers and employees
Experiences of workplaces
Encounters with further and higher education
Throughout the year there are a wide variety of events that link specific aspects of the curriculum to careers education. This may include, for example, a visit to the Salter’s Festival of Chemistry for Year 8, or a visit from Wellcome for Year 12. Links with charities such as Willow, and other enrichment activities, enable our pupils to develop employability skills further. Whole school focus weeks, such as Diversity Week and Mental Health Week challenge preconceptions about work place environments. We constantly search for new opportunities for our pupils. If you have an idea or could offer us support please contact us.
This statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997. Moreover, we welcome providers into school, and are happy to send information about the range of opportunities to our pupils and their families.