Careers and Enterprise

Young people are faced with a complex set of demands when making themselves ready for their future careers. Haydock High School aims to ensure that our students are self-confident, skilled and career-ready. This is achieved through a programme of high quality activities, advice and guidance.

Haydock High School has a number of statutory duties in relation to careers guidance (DfE Careers guidance and access for educations and training providers December 2018). This includes the following:

  • We provide independent careers guidance from Years 8 to 11, as well as Enterprise activities throughout all years.
  • We ensure there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access all students in Years 8 to 11
  • We use the Gatsby Benchmarks to improve careers provision
  • Our Careers Guidance is based on a partnership with students and their parents or carers. Our programme raises aspirations, challenges stereotyping and actively promotes equality and diversity.

CEIAG is reviewed annually and developments implemented before the start of each new academic year.

Our commitment to our students’ development does not end when they leave us; we monitor and track the post 16 destinations of Year 11 leavers to inform our planning and develop our careers programme, to build a better programme of support and guidance for all.

Our Careers programme aims to ensure that every young person has an offer of employment, education or training in place by the time they leave school. The 2017 September Guarantee performance for Haydock High is that 99.07% of Year 11 young people received an offer which is higher than the local authority out-turn. 

You can find out about more about our aims in our Careers Policy.

Career Connect

All students at Haydock High have access to Career Connect support and guidance, through either one to one meetings, in Years 9 to 11, or drop in sessions. Our Career Connect advisor is also available during parent evenings, option evening and aspiration evening. If parents wish to make an appointment with their child this can be arranged by contacting the Head of Year, Head of Achievement or Careers Advisor (Mrs J. Tinsley) in school.

Enabling Enterprise and Skillsbuilder

As we are now working within a new statutory requirement of CEIAG we have built up a partnership with the Careers and Enterprise Company and Enabling Enterprise (Skills Builder Partnership). Through this your child will develop and embed a deeper understanding and experience of the world of work, colleges, and universities, while developing many transferable skills.

Careers and Curriculum

Each year from Year 8 and during KS4 our students will complete a careers action plan to help aid their understanding of how to progress to their next destination and gain the required qualifications. From May 2019 students will have access to the transferable skills and key progression routes through every key assessment in every subject.

Year 7

  • Experiences with external providers through in school activities
  • Enterprise activities within Citizenship lessons
  • Careers Connect – drop-ins
  • Support from staff and Careers Lead
  • Careers area LRC – prospectuses and future careers
  • Access to the transferable skills and key progression routes in every key assessment in every subject

Year 8

  • Option choices, with one to one support meetings, a personalised options guidance booklet and an option evening
  • Career action plan linked to options
  • Experiences with external providers through in school activities
  • ‘Making Choices’ scheme of work within Citizenship
  • Career Connect – drop ins
  • Support from staff and Careers Lead
  • Careers area LRC – prospectuses and future careers
  • Access to the transferable skills and key progression routes in every key assessment in every subject

Year 9

  • Experiences with external providers through in school activities
  • Career Connect 30 minute appointments available
  • Career action plan update
  • Enterprise activities within Citizenship lessons
  • Support from staff and Careers Lead
  • Careers area LRC – prospectuses and future careers
  • Access to the transferable skills and key progression routes in every key assessment in every subject

Year 10

  • Experiences with external providers through in school activities
  • Career action plan update
  • Aspiration evening to meet with FE providers, HE providers, training organisations and employers
  • Employability Skills within form
  • Taster days at colleges, sixth forms and training centres
  • Open evenings at colleges, sixth forms and training centres
  • All students will have a 30 minute long one to one meeting with independent careers advisor from career Connect
  • ‘World of Work’ studies through Citizenship, learning about the financial aspect of adulthood
  • Support from staff and Careers Lead
  • Careers area LRC – prospectuses and future careers
  • Access to the transferable skills and key progression routes in every key assessment in every subject

Year 11

  • Experiences with external providers through in school activities
  • All students will have a 30 minute long one to one meeting with independent careers advisor from career Connect
  • Open evenings at colleges, sixth forms and training centres
  • Aspiration evening to meet with FE providers, HE providers, training organisations and employers
  • Mock interviews
  • College interviews in school
  • Support from staff and Careers Lead
  • Careers area LRC – prospectuses and future careers
  • Access to the transferable skills and key progression routes in every key assessment in every subject

Each year group will also have other opportunities to meet with external agencies and employers through various subjects.

College/Sixth Form links

Cowley Sixth Form

Carmel College

St Helens College

Cronton College

Rainhill High Sixth Form

Rainford Sixth Form

Winstanley College

St John Rigby College

Apprenticeships/Training providers or Career Advice Links

National Career Service

Career Connect

Apprenticeships

St Helens Chamber

Skills Company

Best Training (building and engineering)

Go Construct

JTL (electrical, plumbing and engineering)

United Utilities Apprenticeships

Waterside Training

For further information on your child’s Career programme please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Head of Year, Head of Achievement or the Careers Lead.

Also, you may wish to access the The National Careers Service. The NCS are available to help anyone aged 19 or over develop the skills necessary to apply for, or progress with, further education or employment. The NCS can advise you on how to progress your current qualifications or how to utilise them into a field of work.

The NCS can also give advice and provide either one to one or group sessions to help:

  • Create a CV
  • Complete application forms
  • Prepare for a college/job interview
  • Develop work-related skills
  • Advise next steps

NCS also provide a Regional Guide to the Labour Market

Open Evenings for Local Sixth Forms and Colleges

Open Evenings for Local Sixth Forms and Colleges

Haydock
Charter

We care. We support. We achieve.

At Haydock High School our mission is to care for and support
each student so that they fulfil their potential, make outstanding progress and become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We will be relentless in developing our skills, and work with our parents, Governors and wider partners to ensure that every student is known, contributes to our community and is
fulfilled in achieving their ambitions.

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curriculum
information

Haydock Curriculum

The pace of curriculum change continues to accelerate, for example introducing a more flexible Key Stage 3. Our constant planning offers confidence for successful delivery and assessment of these areas.

Over the last few years we have been successful in achieving Sportsmark, Investors in People, Artsmark, Careers and Guidance and Healthy Schools accreditation. We were also awarded the accolade of a ‘Get Set’ school in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.

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About Us
& Our School

We are proud of our School

We take great pride in serving the needs of our students and are dedicated to each and every one of them making outstanding progress in their time at our school. To this end, we undertake a significant commitment and interest in them as individuals so that we can most effectively meet their specific needs. This care for their achievement means we have the very highest expectations of their attendance, respect for the school and our ethos, behaviour, happiness, fulfilment and academic progress. 

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Community
information

Haydock Leisure Centre

Facilities With a £250,000 refurbishment in 2006, the PE department and Leisure Centre were refurbished to accommodate more people and classes, offering a wide range of activities to students and the wider community. The changing rooms are of a high standard with disabled access, automatic showers and private cubicles. Sports Hall The Sports Hall can accommodate the following: 5 a side football, whole Sports Hall Cricket, whole Sports Hall Badminton, whole or half Sports Hall Keep Fit and much more.

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