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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.
We conducted a survey with students to review the impact our careers' service was having and received extremely positive feedback. You can view the results below.
In its KS3 Case Study of Good Practice, which you can view below, 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.
Ofsted Key Stage 3: good practice case studies
We have also been awarded the C&K Careers Quality in Careers Standard. This nationally recognised award is one of the highest accolades an organisation can receive for excellence in this area of work. Our careers ethos is embedded in the wider life of the school and brings relevant action and assistance to each age group.
We are in one of eight schools and colleges in Yorkshire and Humberside to have our CEIAG case study published by Quality in Careers, see below.
You can also view the Quality in Careers website here.
C&K provide annual destination figures, which is one of the measures we use to assess the impact of our careers programme. You can view the current information below.
Unifrog is an online platform that allows students to explore different careers, post-16 and post-18 courses options and apprenticeship options. Unifrog brings all the available information into one single, impartial, user-friendly platform that helps students to make the best choices and submit the strongest applications.
Students can compare every university course, apprenticeship and Further Education course in the UK as well as universities in 30 other countries across the world. They also have access to labour market information and advice on careers and subjects for all routes.
Unifrog makes managing students' progression into their next step after school easy. It helps students to record and evidence their key competencies and any activities they undertake as well as aiding their preparation of CVs and personal statements alongside the teacher reference, recording of careers interactions and destination tracking tools.
All students have access to a login for Unifrog
If your daughter does not know how to access this then please ask her to contact Mrs Ahmad (Careers Leader).
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You're an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you'll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.
It can take between one and 6 years to complete an apprenticeship depending on which one you choose, what level it is and your previous experience. It's funded from contributions made by the government and your employer.
To find out more visit the website.
Careers team and support
You will find the team in the Careers Hub, which is in the Learning Resource Centre. Students are welcome to come along at lunchtimes for information, advice and guidance as well as for use of the Careers Library for research purposes.
You can contact Mrs Iffat Ahmad, Careers Leader with any questions at: email@example.com or on 01924 350091
For general enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This information will be reviewed and updated in September 2021.