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    Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance

     

                   

     

    We understand the importance of making informed decisions, so we make sure our students have access to all the relevant information and opportunities to make those decisions. We also acknowledge the need to start this process early.

    Through workshops, events and PSHEC lessons, students start discussing options and careers in Year 7 and continue with their careers exploration throughout their time at West Hatch.

    By the time students are in Year 9 they should have a basic idea about possible careers and options, but they will also start to focus on possible GCSE options.

    In Year 10 students will have an individual Careers Meeting with Mr Towsey, as well attending various workshops and drop-in sessions. Students will also take part in a two-week Work Experience.

    The focus then shifts to post-16 options when students are in Year 11. There is an opportunity to attend a Transition Day and events, such as the Apprenticeship Roadshow.

    When students join the Sixth Form they will work closely with Mrs Moore, Mr Green and Mr Towsey to discuss all their possible options after Year 13. There will be a number of workshops and events based around Careers, Higher Apprenticeships and School Leaves Programme, but also a greater focus on the UCAS process and University applications.

    At West Hatch we have our own Careers Centre and Careers Coordinator. Our Careers Centre, which is next to S19, is open daily from 8.15 - 4.30, but we also have a ‘Careers Section’ in our main library. We run an ‘open door’ policy for our Careers Centre, so (unless there is an interview in progress) students can come in to the Careers Centre at any point and look through our resources or speak to Mr Towsey. Students can also make an appointment in person or via e-mail.

    Contact details for Mr Towsey, Careers and IAG Coordinator:
    email: gtowsey@westhatch.essex.sch.uk 
    tel: 020 8504 8216 ext. 1058  
    Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Team
    Mr G. Towsey – Careers and IAG Coordinator 
    Mrs I. Muscatt – Work Experience Coordinator
    Mrs K. Moore – Deputy Head of Sixth Form & UCAS Coordinator
    "This prepares students well for the next stage of their lives."
    OFSTED 2013