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Welcome to our Careers site at Brighouse High School

Covid Recovery Statement as at 16.11.21   

CEIAG continues to be high on the agenda at BHS, and now, more than ever, our students need to be equipped with the skills and knowledge to tackle a challenging and fast moving world of work.

To do this now, and post Covid, we will have to continue to adapt some of our provision, to ensure that we are meeting our statutory requirements.  

We were of course delighted to achieve the Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS) on 19th May 2021 which certified that we were fully meeting all the accreditation criteria incorporating the Gatsby Benchmarks, for the national quality award for our careers education, information, advice and guidance provision.    However, we are mindful of the fact that we are still operating in uncertain times and we are doing all we can to continue to meet the needs of all our students.

While some of our in-house activities have resumed this term such as having visiting speakers, a Super Learning Day and some workplace visits, we appreciate that employer engagement is still more difficult to achieve face to face, so we continue to use on-line facilities for some events. As part of the recovery plan, and to engage students with CEIAG, regular updates & messages via our Parents App – MCAS, emails and Google Classroom posts are shared, to encourage pupils and parents, to access our careers support. 

Individual & group interviews in Year 11 and post-16, with the Careers Adviser, Lindsy Walker, are now well under way and post-16 students can book appointments on-line.

As we are in an ever evolving situation, CEIAG plans may be subject to change.  For upcoming events, please refer to the School Calendar.

Lindsy Walker, Careers Adviser C&K Careers, for forms BRIGHUSE at Finkil Street and Sixth Form

Lindsy.Walker@ckcareers.org.uk – Mobile:  07708 015522 (call / text)

Careers appointments for Sixth Form students only can be booked online via this link

Appointments for Year 11 students will be arranged via Pastoral staff

C&K Careers Centres in Calderdale and Kirklees

Halifax Careers Centre, 16  Alexandra Street, Halifax, HX1 1BS – 01422 754300

Huddersfield Careers Centre, 24 High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2LR – 01484 242000

Opening Times are Monday – Thursday 10am to 5pm and Friday 10am to 4pm, visits by appointment only

www.ckcareers.co.uk | www.ckcareersonline.org.uk

C&K Careers have launched a Facebook, telephone and email helpline, called Chat, to support customers (13-24, plus their parents/carers) .  This is a service which has been set up for students/young people/parents/carers whereby they can phone to speak to a Careers Adviser or email them with any queries. 

The service opening hours are as follows:

  •  Monday – Friday 9am-5pm plus Thursday evening 5pm-8pm

The Helpline will provide information, advice, guidance and support to young people and parents.  Career Advisers will be on hand to reassure, chat, help, support and signpost to others where necessary – during what is an uncertain time for parents and young people. 

​It will be accessible through:

Introduction to the Careers Website 2021- instructions to find your way around the site

 

Employer Engagement: If any employers are willing to get involved in our Career Activities, please see our Careers Programme above. If there is anything you are able to offer, then please get in touch by email to  Lorna Aitken on the email addresses shown below.

CEIAG Policy for BHS – Updated February 2021

Provider Access Policy Statement for BHS – Updated February 2021

Link Governor for Careers: Steve Sykes

Brighouse High School Case Study

Education and Employers – Ofsted: Guidance on how working with volunteers can boost your careers guidance provision in line with Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework

Contact details:

Please contact in the first instance and also for Work Experience:

Named Careers Leader for Brighouse High School and Brighouse High Sixth Form College is

Mrs Lorna Aitken, Head of Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)

Telephone:  07779 030668 or email: l.aitken@brighouse.calderdale.sch.uk

Careers Library opening times at Finkil Street:

Monday – Friday:

Break:  11.05 – 11.25 

Lunch:  13.25 – 14.00 – the Careers Computers during the lunch period are for Careers use 

This site has been developed to help students with future Career Choices, Year 9 Options and Post 16 Options whether they stay on at 6th form, go to college, do an apprenticeship or go into the World of Work. Students are welcome to come and browse in the Careers Library on the mezzanine in the Literacy and Media Hub (LMH) at Finkil Street.  There are computers available for Careers work/research during the lunch period and please speak to the staff member on duty in the LMH to book a place.

Sixth Form students – whether you are applying for University, getting further training or applying for apprenticeships / jobs, this site is here to help you.  Careers appointments will normally take place in the Careers Office (next to the study room) at the Sixth Form College.  Further information regarding Careers is also provided there.

The Careers Site can be accessed through the Brighouse High School website (www.brighouse.calderdale.sch.uk), on the top right hand side of the home page click on Careers – this takes you directly to the Careers home page or Students / Post 16 – on the drop down menus – click on Student Careers Advice.   

Parents are encouraged to look at this site too by using the Parents drop down menu on the Brighouse High School Website – click on Student Careers Advice.

Please note that Brighouse High School is not responsible for any of the contents on Website links