Our Team Headlands Careers Lead is Mr David Stamper. Contact him by emailing  david.stamper@headlandsschool.co.uk or calling 01262 676198

Our Team Headlands Careers Link Governor is Mrs Liz Philpot

Careers at Headlands School

There is a comprehensive careers programme at Headlands School that begins in Year 7. We have been awarded the National Quality in Careers Standard for information, advice and guidance, which we are really proud of and the report can be viewed below.

Wherever an individual’s talents or interests lie we endeavour to nurture every student so that they can follow their dream and maximise their potential. A carefully constructed programme of guidance for GCSE pathways ensures that all students make informed choices.

Each year group takes part in a range of activities and visits run both internally and also by external providers. Students have regular contact with both local and national employers throughout their time at Headlands. Online web-based tools are also used to aid discussions.

Throughout the year we offer a wide range of opportunities for employers to take part in careers activities with our students. Our events are open to everyone and if you would like to be part of them please contact the Careers Leader. The Provider Access Policy at the bottom of this page has more detail.

Headlands students were involved in the 2021 Humber Careers Showcase. You can watch the video below.

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What our Team Headlands students did next…

The school loves to follow the progress of former students to see what careers they went on to achieve success in after leaving Headlands.

Destinations Year 11 Leavers (current average England 94.5%, East Yorkshire 95.9%, North Yorkshire 88.6%):

  • 2019 100% positive destinations
  • 2020 99% positive destinations
  • 2021 100% intended destinations

Destinations Year 13 Leavers:

  • 2018 100% positive destinations
  • 2019 100% positive destinations
  • 2020 100% positive destinations
  • 2021 100% intended destinations

A number of former students have sent us their stories, their favourite memories of Headlands and their advice to our current students.

We are proud that many former students are integral to the careers activities, in particular Mock Interview Day, we provide for our current students.

Click on the photos below to find out more, or you can find out about more of our Headlands alumni by clicking here.

Raising Aspirations

Our Year 9 Aspirations Event, Year 10 Work Experience Programme, Year 11 Mock Interview Day and the annual Careers Fair are all very popular with students.

They are an excellent way to talk and meet with employers, employees and representatives from a wide range of universities and colleges and student feedback tells us these events contribute to raising student’s aspirations and ambitions.

Mock Interview Day is held every year and is an opportunity for Year 11 students to meet local, national and international employers and gain experience of what it is like to experience a job interview.  During the day, students also complete their CV’s and research the pathways available to them with many using the day to make informed decisions about their next steps. Student and employer feedback is always overwhelmingly positive with students each year being offered jobs, apprenticeships or places on courses as a direct result.

Our popular whole school Careers Fair introduces students to a range of career areas, extending and opening the students’ eyes to careers they might not have thought of previously. 50+ Further Education, Higher Education, training providers and employers attend and set up stands for students to visit and learn more about what is on offer to them.

“Students were excellent, all very personable and well prepared with great CVs. Meeting the students was a pleasure – they were all great”

Feedback from employers from Year 11 Mock Interview Day

“The school was great and the students were very good indeed. They were enthusiastic, polite, well prepared and sold them well.”

Feedback from employers from Year 11 Mock Interview Day.

“The school is good and well looked after, students were really impressive. They were friendly and all were prepared and happy. It was a really good environment.”

Feedback from employers from Year 11 Mock Interview Day.

“I met an impressive range of individuals who were a credit to themselves and the school. They had prepared well and for 15-16 year olds were very good. It was great to share in the student’s aspirations. Brilliant!”

Feedback from employers from Year 11 Mock Interview Day.

“The students were very impressive. They spoke and performed well – I wish I could have interviewed like that when I was 15!”

Feedback from employers from Year 11 Mock Interview Day.

“The students were a pleasure to talk with. They clearly knew why they were there and engaged in the process with enthusiasm and maturity.”

Feedback from employers from Year 11 Mock Interview Day.

“The best bit was meeting the students and seeing how well prepared they were. I enjoyed getting to know the students and was impressed how quickly they adapted to the situation, even when nervous.”

Feedback from employers from Year 11 Mock Interview Day.

“The students were very impressive. They spoke and performed well – I wish I could have interviewed like that when I was 15!”

Feedback from employers from Year 11 Mock Interview Day.

Benchmarks – and how we reach them

Click on the images below to find our more about the Careers programme at Headlands School.

Headlands School ‘live’ Careers Map 2021-22
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National Apprenticeship Week 2021
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Headlands School Learning Journey
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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy
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Provider Access Policy
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The Quality in Careers Standard Report (Gold Standard)
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Parents Guide to Careers
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Labour Market Information
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