Careers

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An Introduction

At Bentley Wood High School, we provide a comprehensive programme of careers education in line with the Government’s careers strategy, published on the 4 December 2017, which sets out a long term plan to build a world class careers system that will help young people and adults choose the career that is right for them. This statutory guidance has been updated to expand on the aim set out in the strategy to make sure that all young people in secondary school get a programme of advice and guidance that is stable, structured and delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience.

To achieve this aim, the careers strategy sets out that every school and academy providing secondary education should use the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Benchmarks to develop and improve their careers provision. These benchmarks are: (1) To provide a stable careers programme; (2) Learning from career and labour market information; (3) Addressing the needs of each student; (4) Linking curriculum learning to careers; (5) Encounters with employers and employees; (6) Experiences of workplaces; (7) Encounters with further and higher education; and (8) Personal guidance. Further details can be obtained from:
New Careers Strategy - From January 2018.

Within Bentley Wood High School we are currently working towards achieving these benchmarks and a careers quality award.

Contact Details

Bentley Wood High School: Telephone: 0208 954 3623

Kanwal Javed (Parent Governor – Link to Careers).
SchoolOffice@bentleywood.harrow.sch.uk

Michael Mohamed (Parent Governor – Link to Careers).
SchoolOffice@bentleywood.harrow.sch.uk

Mr K Robinson (Careers Leader – Assistant Headteacher)
krobinson@bentleywood.harrow.sch.uk

Mr T Maric (Head of 6th Form Careers – Assistant Headteacher)
tmaric@bentleywood.harrow.sch.uk

Ms B Chall (Deputy Head of 6th Form and Work Experience Co-ordinator)
BChall@bentleywood.harrow.sch.uk

Mr S Roach (Careers Adviser – Education Development Trust) –
Available Monday-Friday in the Careers Office (next to Room V3)
sroach@bentleywood.harrow.sch.uk

Curriculum Career Leaders:

Ms. J Tebby, Ms. N Raja, Mr. S Zabielski, Ms. E Blamire, Ms. E Ward, Ms. T Shah, Ms. S Lomax, Ms. A Jones, Ms. R Rothwell, Ms. L Bancroft, Ms. C Sinden, Mr. I Rankin, Ms. T Osborn, Ms. J Campbell, Ms. H Samawe, Ms. C Chandler, Mr. D Satori.

Student Career Leaders:

  • Melisha 10WPf
  • Shumaisa 10WPf
  • Nabihah 10WPf
  • Hoeda 9LMBe
  • Claudia 9CJCe
  • Sajeda 9AJf
  • Ria 9SWw

Bentley Wood High School for Girls: Provider Access Policy

Bentley Wood High School robustly tracks the destinations of all students when they leave our school. We are very proud of all our students who go on to further education, training or employment after finishing their GCSE’s or A Level’s with us.

At Bentley Wood High School we continually review and evaluate our provision to ensure that we provide the best possible experience for our students, families and local community. We run many ‘Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) events for all year groups always seek feedback from our students to ensure it meets their needs.

Measuring and assessing the impact of the careers programme on pupils
Throughout the academic year students are asked individuality and in groups about the impact of the careers programme on them, feedback is usually verbal, students sharing their thoughts and comments or written, through evaluation/feedback forms or through an online survey tool provided by Survey Monkey. As a school, we also listen to the feedback/comments from parents/guardians at Parent's Evenings, Year 8 Options Evening and the 6th Form Open Evening in assisting their child's future career and educational planning and the support they have received. We also regularly receive feedback from employers who have had students on Work Experience placements with them. Both teaching and non-teaching staff along with the students themselves also provide a guide in terms of measuring and assessing the impact of the careers programme on pupils through the final destination records obtained.

Review date of the information published
All information published on the careers page of this school's website will be reviewed at the start of each academic year and at any point when required.

National Careers Service helpline for students
The helpline number 0800 100 900 will open for students from Thursday 16 August until Thursday 30 August (8am to 10pm seven days a week). Follow-on advice will be available from the National Careers Service to anyone that requires it after the 30 August.

Your Careers Entitlement:

Year Group

Careers Support

Years 7/8

  • Students experience a Careers Awareness Morning where professionals from a range of different careers come in to talk to the students about their experiences.
  • Option Evening event, where the school’s Careers Adviser is present to offer careers education information, advice and guidance.
  • Parent’s Evening event, where the school’s Careers Adviser is present to offer careers education information, advice and guidance.
  • The School’s Careers Adviser offers careers drop-in sessions on a Monday to Friday.
  • HOY/and Form Tutor referral opportunities to see the Careers Adviser.
  • Support within the PSCHEE Programme.
  • Careers software packages.
  • Careers/HE Fair.
  • Careers and Supportive Educational Talks by Guests.

Year 9

  • Parent’s Evening event, where the school’s Careers Adviser is present to offer careers education information, advice and guidance.
  • The School’s Careers Adviser offers careers drop-in sessions on a Monday to Friday.
  • HOY/and Form Tutor referral opportunities to see the Careers Adviser.
  • Support within the PSCHEE Programme.
  • Careers software packages.
  • Careers/HE Fair.
  • Careers and Supportive Educational Talks by Guests.

Year 10

  • 1 week work experience placement.
  • Year 10 Mock Interview Day.
  • Careers Guidance interviews for selected students.
  • Parent’s Evening event, where the school’s Careers Adviser is present to offer careers education information, advice and guidance.
  • The School’s Careers Adviser offers careers drop-in sessions on a Monday to Friday.
  • HOY/and Form Tutor referral opportunities to see the Careers Adviser.
  • Support within the PSCHEE Programme.
  • Careers software packages.
  • Careers/HE Fair.
  • Careers & Supportive Educational Talks by Guests.

Year 11

  • Careers guidance interviews for ALL students.
  • 6th Form and Options Evening.
  • Parent’s Evening event, where the school’s Careers Adviser is present to offer careers education information, advice and guidance.
  • The School’s Careers Adviser offers careers drop-in sessions on a Monday to Friday.
  • HOY/and Form Tutor referral opportunities to see the Careers Adviser.
  • Support within the PSCHEE Programme.
  • Careers software packages.
  • Careers/HE Fair.
  • Careers and Supportive Educational Talks by Guests.
  • GCSE Results Day support.

Year 12/13

  • Careers Guidance interviews for ALL students.
  • 1 week or more Work Experience.
  • Parent’s Evening event, where the school’s Careers Adviser is present to offer careers education information, advice and guidance.
  • The School’s Careers Adviser offers careers drop-in sessions on a Monday to Friday.
  • HOY/and Form Tutor referral opportunities to see the Careers Adviser.
  • Support within the PSCHEE Programme.
  • Careers software packages.
  • Careers/HE Fair.
  • Support with university visits.
  • Careers talks by guest speakers.
  • A Level and AS Level Results Day support.

We are delighted to announce that the school is currently being considered for recognition with a Quality in Careers Award

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