BHBS provides Independent Advice and Guidance so that students can make the right choices for their future. Every student receives personalised one to one support and advice. Our students should ultimately make decisions about their own future and we provide as much support and information to assist in this process as possible including helping with applications to further education and employment which is why our NEET figures are so low (Not in education and employment).
BHBS employs a careers officer for 3 days a week on a term time contract. The role includes individual and group interviews with students, organising an annual Careers Fair, ensuring all year 10 students complete a week of work experience, arranging visits from employers and colleges; and monitoring destinations of year 11 leavers. We also use extensively a package called KUDOS which allows our students to personalise their careers programme. We are very proud of our excellent compass results (see link) which show how we evaluate our programme, but we are always striving to improving the quality of our provisions. Our detailed policy of provision in every year group is on the attached Careers Policy link.
If you would like to contact our careers officer Chris Lush he can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning the school on 01432 347501.
Year 9 Initiative:
As part of the development of our careers strategy to increase awareness of career options amongst our students , we will be tasking year 9 students to choose a career and find out how to progress into this after school. This involves, in skills for life and as homework, going on to the National Careers Service website
finding a career of interest, identifying what that career involves, what skills and qualifications it requires, what payscale and lifestyle it offers, where would be the best progression route after school to make this path accessible and where this career path might take the student.