Hartsdown is committed to a high quality careers program which ensures that students are well equipped to pursue their ambitions. Working in a deprived area we also seek to raise aspiration and to challenge low aspiration wherever it occurs. We do this through our enrichment program and by increasing opportunities for students to engage with higher education.

Throughout the 7 years of education at Hartsdown, students will be fully informed and equipped to enter an ever changing world of work. All students will have the skills, confidence and ability to excel throughout their career journey.

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Gatsby Benchmarks

 We have used the Gatsby indicators to design and monitor our careers programme and our self-assessment of these is ongoing to ensure that all students access all elements.

  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

The Hartsdown Program

 We have identified 5 strands to our program which are delivered across student’s experience at Hartsdown.

  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with FE and HE
  • Personal Guidance
  • Work skills
    • Self aware
    • Organised
    • Self Assured
    • Good Communicator
    • Interview skills
    • CV development
    • Vision


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