Welcome to our Careers site at Brighouse High School
Covid Recovery Statement as at February 2021
CEIAG is high on the agenda at BHS, and now, more than ever, as we enter a recession and period of economic uncertainty, 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.
While some of our in-house activities can remain if students are in school (in Year group bubbles), it is unclear what restrictions will be in place going forward for visiting speakers, and for work place visits. Additionally, getting time away from the classroom may be challenging, as there has been a lot of “lost” face to face learning time.
As part of the recovery plan, and to engage students with CEIAG, regular texts, emails and Google Classroom posts have been shared, to encourage pupils and parents, to access our careers support. We also held a virtual week of work back in June 2020. If the picture in Spring 2021 remains as it is now, much of our provision will continue to be delivered by digital platforms to ensure consistency and continuity.
Mock interviews post-16, 1:1 Teams and Google Meet sessions with the Careers Leader & Careers Adviser, are now well under way with students booking appointments on-line.
As this is an ever evolving situation, CEIAG plans may be subject to change.
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
Opening Times are Monday – Thursday 10am to 5pm and Friday 10am to 4pm, visits by appointment only
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:
- telephone (01484 213856)
- email Chat@ckcareers.org.uk
- Facebook can be accessed via Facebook (@CKCareers) or via our website www.ckcareersonline.org.uk
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 Heidi Haigh or Lorna Aitken on the email addresses shown below.
Link Governor for Careers: Steve Sykes
Please contact in the first instance and also for Work Experience:
Mrs Heidi Haigh, Clerical Assistant for IAG
Telephone 07946 329189 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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