Careers Information

Our Careers Team

  • SLT Careers Leader – Lisa Biggar

Contact details – 0161 509 2368

l.biggar@hospitalschool.manchester.sch.uk

  • Careers Advisor (Career Connect) – Megan Jezzard

Contact details – 0161 509 2368

megan.jezzard@careerconnect.org.uk

  • Transition Lead – Sue Schofield

Contact details – 07546 306 6071

s.schofield@hospitalschool.manchester.sch.uk

Careers Guidance

For children in hospital settings and HIVE medical pupils it is the responsibility of the home school to provide high quality careers education, advice and guidance.

Manchester Hospital School will provide high quality careers education, advice and guidance for pupils at the Leo Kelly School. We aim to ensure that every student is equipped with the skills, abilities and qualifications to pursue a fulfilling career.  Our careers programmes begin in year 7 when we begin to explore options and raise aspirations in partnership with a wide range of post 16 and 18 providers and careers educators.

All young people are required by law to continue in education or training until they are 18 and we are committed to ensuring that they are able to progress to the most appropriate post 16 option which might be at a sixth form or FE college, apprenticeship or traineeship.

There is a carefully tailored programme for every year group, which involves careers education in lessons, visits to universities, colleges and employers as well as careers fairs and employer engagement days. Our strategy is designed to develop core skills for employability including personal, learning and thinking skills in enterprise, problem solving and communication. 

We are very proud of our record in ensuring our students progress to the right destination post 16, and succeed on their chosen course by continuing to provide support from GCSE and beyond.

Student careers entitlement

By the end of year 11 every student will have had the opportunity to access:

  • Impartial information, advice and guidance from an independent, highly qualified advisor
    · Individual careers interview and action plan
    · Careers events, college and university visits
    · Support in writing personal statements/CVs
    · Detailed, accurate references
    · Where deemed appropriate, opportunities to work with employers undertake work-related learning
    · Support and guidance in applying for apprenticeships
    · Additional support for students with special educational needs and disabilities or who may face barriers to making progress post 16

How Manchester Hospital School measures and assesses the impact of the careers program on the students

  • All students complete a careers questionnaire annually so that changes in aspirations can be mapped and programmes can be targeted.
  • We seek feedback from students and providers at careers events and visits.
  • Student and staff questionnaires are used to gauge student understanding of careers education and the impact on their aspirations.
  • Tracking of student destinations in Year 12 and for 3 years after they leave Manchester Hospital School.
  • The published careers information will be reviewed in July 2024

Advice for Parents and Students

Apprenticeships

Employers

Gatsby Benchmarks

Destination Data

Labour Market Information

Careers Programme

Useful Advice and links

Provider Access Policy

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance Policy