Hillside High School

Excellence in the Heart of the Community

Wade Deacon Trust

    Careers
    Mrs A Jones
    Assistant Vice Principal
    Email: careers@hillsidehigh.co.uk

    Aims

    The Careers programmes at Hillside High School aim to promote the social, moral, spiritual and cultural personal development of every pupil and the acquisition of personal, learning and thinking skills to help enable all young people to become:

    • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
    • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
    • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

    Key Stage 3

    Students study dedicated careers focussed sessions during SMSC lessons.  Pupils all have the opportunity to speak to the school careers advisor on a one to one basis.  In the summer term, pupils are involved in a careers event which allows them to take part in interactive session with local employers.   During “Careers Weeks” pupils learn about the different types of careers that are available in the subject they study.  Pupils in year 8 choose their KS4 options and are provided with information about careers and further / higher education linked to the options they choose.  There is a CIEAG presence at options evenings.   Plenty of opportunities exist for students to take part in extra curricular activities linked to careers and also educational visits such as the MNCO Employability Project.

    Key Stage 4

    Students study dedicated careers focussed sessions during SMSC lessons. Pupils in year 10 take part in a mock application workshop where they learn how to write an effective application form.  Students also complete a mock interview workshop and a 2 week work experience placement.   Pupils in year 9 and 10 have the opportunity to speak to the school careers advisor on a one to one basis.  In year 11, all students receive at least one, one to one appointment with a careers advisor.  Catch up mock interviews take place for students who require more support in their interview technique.  There is a CIAEG presence at parents evenings .  Al  year 9, 10 and 11 pupils attend the Careers Fair half in the Spring term and have the chance to speak to over 20 colleges and local employers.  Plenty of opportunities exist for students to take part in extra curricular activities linked to careers and also educational visits such as the Business Enterprise Challenge where pupils learn about key enterprise skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur. 

    The school is also part of the Liverpool Waters group in which we work with local collages and Peel to ensure that our students are equipped with the necessary skills and qualifications required for the local labour market.  Staff also take part CIAEG training delivered by National Careers Service Inspiration.  Departments also have their own CIAEG programmes which include delivery of careers week resources and linking up with suitable local employers.  Hillside currently works with Carillion and Barclays to develop CIAEG within the school.

    The full programme can be viewed here