Careers Education and Employability
At Hazel Court school we recognise the importance of careers education for all learners and are committed to providing a high quality and relevant careers education in line with the Department for Education Careers Statutory Guidance and to meeting the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks, which reflect international best practice. We view careers education for our learners as developing their 'career through life' - a process of personal and social development which begins in the home and continues through adult life.
Our careers curriculum provides constructive learning where by learners are given opportunities, experiences and responsibilities to equip learners for their adult lives, including teaching them to cope with changes, choices and making informed decisions. Hazel Court are committed to providing a high-quality Careers Education and to meeting the Eight Gatsby Benchmarks (listed below). We have a staff team structure to oversee the delivery of this and it is regularly reviewed at Trustee meetings. We currently hold the Quality in Careers Standards Award and are being reassessed for this on 14th July this year.
Careers Education at Hazel Court
Hazel Court School views learners’ career development as an integral part of their education.
Careers Education is:
a process of personal and social development which begins in the home and continues through adult life
a process of constructive learning whereby learners are given opportunities, experiences, and responsibilities to equip them for their adult life
about continued and constructive learning, coping with choices and changes, and where possible, making informed decisions
about opportunities to consolidate and generalise skills to a range of contexts in the community
about opportunities to gain relevant accreditation in preparation for work and employability
We are active members of the East Sussex Careers Hub.
Hazel Court School Careers Education Lead Contacts:
Karen Sitwell-Cook – Assistant Headteacher (Secondary Department) â¯
Jo Beaumont – Assistant Headteacher (FE Department)
East Sussex Employability and Skills Children’s Services
Manager of the Hydro Hotel, Eastbourne.
Parents and Carers
We view careers education as a learner’s ‘career through life’ during which they learn essential personal development and communication skills in order for them to live full and enriching lives as active participants in the community. Each learner follows a specific learning pathway that is meaningful and relevant to them and which best prepares them for their future lives. Please read our Careers and Education policy for further information.