Careers Programme 

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Hodge Hill Hills School PSHE Scheme of Work 2021-2022



Our careers leader is Ms Nazish. Ms Nazish is responsible for the school’s delivery of the careers’ strategy. 

She can be contacted on:

Telephone: 0121 464 3094




Curriculum Intent


Here at Hodge Hill Girls’ School, it is our intention that pupils leave their secondary school experience with a Careers Education which has helped to; raise aspirations, give students the skills to achieve their full potential, and to provide the opportunity to experience different career pathways.

In order to fulfil this, the school has a specified Careers Curriculum Programme in place which delivers employability and work-related learning skills, this covers all pupils from Years 7-11. This is in addition to the many careers linked activities which take place throughout the academic year. It is our goal that our pupils at Hodge Hill Girls’ School leave with the knowledge to make informed choices about their future.


Curriculum Implementation


Implementation of the Careers Curriculum takes place in numerous ways.

Pupils at Hodge Hill Girls’ School complete the STEPs booklets within PSHCE lessons. As a further resource, The Career Pilot, is used as part of pupil’s homework tasks. In addition to this, the school has an Aspirations Day, in which a wide variety of activities relating to careers take place. A range of career related events also take place throughout the academic year, such as, National Apprenticeship week, National Careers week, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) week. Pupils take part in work experience and engage in visits to/from colleges and universities.


Measurement and Assessment of the Impact of our Careers Programme on Pupils


Hodge Hill Girls’ School measure and assess the impact of the schools’ Careers Programme in several ways. In PHSCE lessons, pupils are provided with a booklet to complete a self-assessment page at the beginning and end of each topic - this shows how much pupils have learnt. The booklet also includes a teacher assessment page to detail how well pupils have performed at the end of a topic.

The school performs regular evaluations and pupil voices at the end of planned events, such as the Careers Convention, and the Work Skills show. This helps to gain an insight of what pupils have taken away from events held (allows for improvements or changes to be made, in order to provide the best pupil experience). This includes evaluations from staff and key stakeholders. We also analyse destinations data to see targeted pupils (which we thought might become NEET post 16) have all received a place in post-16 education or training. The school uses compass plus to constantly review our careers programme and measure it against the Gatsby Benchmarks. Please see the Gatsby benchmarks below:

The eight Gatsby Benchmarks of good careers guidance:

  1. A stable careers’ programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance