At Heartlands High School, students are engaged in a programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice, and Guidance (CEIAG) from Year 7 right up to Year 11. They have access to a range of resources and opportunities, and dedicated staff are available to support them. Students are encouraged to take part in a range of initiatives, including use of the Fast Tomato, online career investigation software, mentoring programmes, and a wide range of trips, classes and enterprise activities.

All learners will take part in a programme that helps them to:

  • Understand education, training, employment, and other progression opportunities
  • Develop skills to help them plan and manage their own development and career progression
  • Access relevant information
  • Learn from activities, visits and work experience

Students have access to and are supported in using careers information that is:

  • Easy-to-find and conveniently available
  • Unbiased and up-to-date

Methods used to promote work-related learning for students include:

  • Careers interviews
  • Collective Worship Assemblies
  • CEIAG-focused lessons
  • Trips to workplaces and universities
  • Visits from employers and universities
  • Advertisement of opportunities through student email and notice boards
  • Provision of impartial information
  • Coaching and training in key skills such as CV writing and interview skills
  • SEARCH Day events
  • After-school clubs and workshops
  • Support with apprenticeship applications
  • Provision of opportunities for mentoring with employers
  • Informative materials such as books, pamphlets and magazines on a range of topics

Students are supported in their Careers Education by our dedicated CEIAG team,
Mr McArdle will coordinate this and our careers advisor is available for careers interviews
with students from any year group during drop in sessions each Wednesday.

Mr McArdle
Assistant Headteacher and Careers Lead
Available Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm