YOUR CAREERS STAFF:

Mr M Fahidi - Careers Co-ordinator
Ms A Cooke - Careers Adviser, Sheffield Futures
Mrs S Dalby - Careers Administrative Support Assistant


You can speak to Ms Cooke in her drop in clinic right up until the UCAS Progress deadline.

Mr Fahidi is available in school, including the Hot Food Dining Room at lunchtimes.

Sheffield Futures: Star House, 43 Division Street. Sheffield. S1 4GE

Opening times: Mon-Thu 9.00am-5.00pm Fri 10.00am-4.30pm

Lunchtime Clinic

There is a lunchtime clinic in the Careers Office (AL7, opposite Lyceum Office) on Mondays and Tuesdays with Ms Cooke.

The Gatsby Benchmarks 

High Storrs is fully embracing the eight new Gatsby Benchmarks for Careers Education

More information can be found here: http://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/focus-areas/good-career-guidance

1. A Stable Careers Programme

  • Careers Education themes are within the PSHCEE Programme and other areas. 
  • The programme also includes time and experiences in the curriculum. 
  • We regularly evaluate the programme and this feeds into future events. 
  • There are drop down events, such as What’s My Line and Careers talks 

2. Learning from Career and Labour Market Information

  • We ensure every student has access to good quality information about future study options and the labour market. 
  • Parents are encouraged in events to learn more and there are links on this website. 
  • Careers Talks from Alumni and through our Enterprise Adviser 

3. Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil

  • Students have different career guidance at different stages. 
  • The support is tailored and diverse. 
  • Each student has the support of our Careers Adviser from Sheffield Futures. 
  • All students will have an Individual Action Plan 
  • The school’s Careers Co-ordinator will also follow up on students 

4. Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers

  • Teachers are encouraged to link curriculum with Careers.

5. Encounters with Employers and Employees

  • Every student has multiple opportunities to from employers about work, employment and the skills in the work place. 
  • We have visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes, such as the Big Challenge. 
  • We work with our Enterprise Adviser.

6. Experience of Workplaces

  • Students can find work experience in the holidays. 
  • In addition, the school is looking into offers to visit workplaces form some of our Enterprise partners.

7. Encounters with Further and Higher Education

  • There are assemblies and PSHCEE presentations on Apprenticeships.
  • Following a relaunch of HEPP we are planning to enable students get meaningful encounters with providers of the full range of High Education learning opportunities.

8. Personal Guidance

  • Every student has access to the Careers Adviser from Sheffield Futures and further advice and guidance is always available.

The school works with a number of Business, FE and HE partners. These support a number of additional opportunities for students to gain relevant careers guidance. We have built and maintained these close relationships for a good few years. This enables the school to give impartial and independent advice from a number of sources.

CAREERS HELPLINE

The 24-hour confidential helpline is now in operation. The local information line is 0800 652 9900

You can request careers information during office hours, or leave a message at other times.

You can also access information for local job and apprenticeship opportunities for young people at www.sheffieldfutures.org.uk

FURTHER SUPPORT

Further support can be given in school or at the Sheffield Futures (Careers) in Sheffield city centre for Y11 students. There is a Careers Library on site on their ground floor. Details below.

UCAS Progress

UCAS is an online application system which is now being used by all Y11 students, www.ucasprogress.com, and is available to accept applications from Monday 26th November 2018.

The internal High Storrs UCAS Progress deadline is Tuesday 15th January 2018.  

The website includes an online prospectus which enables students and parents/carers to view opportunities in Sixth Forms, colleges and work-based learning in and around Sheffield. There is a search facility which students can use to find appropriate learning opportunities.

All applications are made through this single system, rather than completing separate application forms.

School will issue each student with a unique username and password to enable them to log on to the website and make online applications. These passwords are issued in late October/early November.

The website can be accessed from any internet enabled computer, so you will be able to view the Post-16 options available and parents/carers can support students with their choices and applications.

Careers Guidance for Y11

Y11 students are invited to attend a Careers Interview between September and January. They will attend at least one of the types of interview below:

  • An individual careers guidance interview lasting 30/40 minutes (parents are invited to attend)  
  • An individual careers discussion lasting 15 minutes  
  • A careers discussion with 4-6 other students  

For those students receiving an individual interview, an Individual Development Plan will will be drawn up and given to the students to take home. Copies are given to the Form Tutor and Head of House. These will be reviewed as necessary. 

Those students who intend to stay on into the Sixth Form for A Levels or similar level courses (either at High Storrs or another setting) will have a short individual careers discussion in November-January, or a careers discussion with 8-10 other students. Some of these students will also have a 30/40 minute interview, depending on individual needs.

Some students will have further contact arranged with Careers staff to check their plans, especially if they intend to leave High Storrs.