Presdales Careers Plan

Governing bodies are required to ensure that all students are provided with independent careers guidance from year 8 to year 13.

Independent careers guidance must

• promote the best interests of the students to whom it is given
• be presented in an impartial manner
• feature information on the range of education or training options, including apprenticeships and other vocational pathways.

By the end of Key Stage 5 students are entitled to:

• have comprehensive information about post 18 Higher Education Options
• complete a workable action plan, taking account of the options available to them and be aware of the different qualifications available Post 16.

Activities to include

• Students receive regular email reminders of forthcoming university open days and occupational taster days
• Medical Society – open to all students considering careers within the NHS, Veterinary Science or other medical related career
• Applications to Higher Education is supported fully by the Sixth Form team and a designated UCAS coordinator
• Regular email updates about apprenticeships, job vacancies and other training opportunities
• Workshops to provide support in the production of high quality CVs/Personal Statements and in preparation for interviews
• Guidance and support with work experience and/or work shadowing


The careers programme is led by the DHT Curriculum who regularly updates SLT on careers. The lessons and events are regularly evaluated by students.

The SENCo is involved inidentifying students with special educational needs for extra careers support with YC Herts inYear 9 and 11.

The PSHE Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the PSHE curriculum and liaising on the delivery of any work related units.

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers:

Year groupAutumn TermSpring TermSummer Term


Brain Day (5th October 2018)

Visit to Parliament (12th October 2018)

Science Live Trip (16th November 2018)

YC HERTS interviews

Apprenticeship assembly

UCAS convention 



Brain Day (5th October 2018)

Science Live Trip (16th November)

YC HERTS interviews

Apprenticeship assembly