Careers Education and Employability

Commitment statement 

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 hold the Quality in Careers Standards Award.


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.  Download


Hazel Court School Careers Education Lead Contacts: 

Karen Sitwell-Cook – Head of Secondary Provision

01323 465720 


Jo Beaumont – Head of FE Provision

01323 438340 


Enterprise Coordinator:  

Jack Scott 

East Sussex Employability and Skills Children’s Services 


Enterprise Advisor

Jonathan Owen

General Manager, Hydro Hotel, Eastbourne


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