Welcome to the Careers Department
At Batley Girls’ High School we are committed to delivering a valuable careers programme to all our students as soon as they begin their Secondary education.
Our annual whole school Careers Convention is attended by a wide range of more than 50 providers and brings together students, parents and Governors to provide a comprehensive and exciting day of research into future pathways.
This is enhanced by a number of STEM and Sports Careers Events for different year groups which are held throughout the year.
In its KS3 Case Study of Good Practice, Ofsted highlighted parental involvement as a key factor and illustrated how leaders at Batley Girls’ High School use a range of approaches in Key Stage 3 to drive students’ aspirations for the future. Strategies include early careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and a system of ‘graduation’ to enhance motivation to succeed in Key Stage 3 and beyond.
We have also been awarded the Calderdale & Kirklees Careers Quality Standard, which is a nationally validated local quality award. Our careers service is embedded in the wider life of the school and brings relevant action and assistance to each age group.
The Quality in Careers Standard is the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in schools, colleges and work-based learning. All state-funded secondary schools are “strongly recommended” by the DfE to work towards, achieve, and maintain this Standard.
We are in one of five Schools/College in Yorkshire & Humberside to have our CEIAG case study published by Quality in Careers.
Link website http://www.qualityincareers.org.uk/
Julie Tipper Careers Adviser (Calderdale & Kirklees Careers Service)
My role as Careers Adviser for Batley Girls’ High School is to provide impartial, independent careers advice and guidance to all students. I am a fully qualified adviser with over 20 years’ experience – most of them here at Batley Girls’ High School. I am in school Tuesday – Thursday most weeks, based in the Careers Room in the Learning Resource Centre.
I appreciate that some students need more help and guidance than others and I work closely with Pastoral Managers, SEN team, Progress Leaders and Mentors in order to help these students as much as possible. I attend SEN transition reviews in Years 8, 11 and 12 and 13 where appropriate. http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/young-people/in-mainstream.
Students also continue to access support from C&K Careers once they have left school, either from myself or the team down at Dewsbury Careers Centre: https://ckcareersonline.org.uk/our-careers-centres/dewsbury-careers-centre
C&K also supply school with yearly destination figures, we endeavour to make sure that no student is NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). See the recent figures here:
The Careers Team is available at lunchtimes in the Careers Hub in the Learning Resource Centre. Students are welcome to come along for information, advice and guidance and to use the Careers Library to research ideas.