Southend High School for Boys is committed to providing Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance to students through the curriculum and organised activities. Our Careers Policy is linked below.
We offer high quality careers guidance and experiences, and are embedding the eight Gatsby Benchmarks throughout our careers and employability programme. The Gatsby Career Benchmarks is a framework of eight guidelines on what makes the best careers provision in schools and colleges.
Mrs Clare Hamilton: Careers Lead and Post-18 Student Adviser - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Anna Murphy: Careers Adviser - email email@example.com
It is part of the vision and mission of Southend High School for Boys that all learners have a planned programme of activities to help them choose 14-19 pathways. These plans should be right for them so that they leave school in a strong position to be able to manage their careers, sustain employability and achieve personal and economic well-being throughout their lives.
Years 12 and 13
At Southend High School for Boys we use Unifrog, a destinations platform, to support our careers education programme. This is used in Years 7-11 in PSHE lessons and tutor time, and in the Sixth Form to underpin the post-18 choices programme and the UCAS application process. We are in partnership and collaboration with key education providers and businesses in Southend and Essex, whose aim is to improve the educational experience of children and young people in schools and colleges and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. These include: Make Happen, the Local Authority, Career Ready, Investin and Kickstart.
Our extensive alumni are also closely involved in sharing their life experiences and offering valuable opportunities.
The School welcomes approaches from employers and businesses who would like to contribute to the School’s Careers Programme. Approaches should be directed to the School’s dedicated Careers Lead, Mrs Clare Hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org 01702 606200.
Our Alumni Network
Are you a former Southend High School for Boys' student? We are working hard to create a thriving alumni network on LinkedIn.
- Visit www.linkedin.com
- Create a profile account (If you don’t have one already)
- In the education section of your profile add Southend High School for Boys along with your start and leaving dates
- Go to our school’s LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/school/southend-high-school-for-boys/ and hit the ‘Follow’ button
- Spread the word with any former school friends – the bigger the network the bigger the benefits for all of us!
If you are a former student and able to offer us your support in any way, for example by mentoring current students, giving a talk in a subject linked to your career, conducting a mock interview etc, then please do get in touch either through our LinkedIn page https://www.linkedin.com/school/southend-high-school-for-boys/ or by emailing Clare Hamilton: email@example.com
The impact of our careers programme is measured by collating and analysing feedback from students, parents, teachers and external partners, such as Make Happen and InvestIn.
Destination data is collected and used to ensure the careers programme remains relevant, it is reviewed and updated annually.
FE/Training Provider Access
FE, HE and training providers are welcomed at the school to talk to students. Please click on our Provider Access Policy below for more information.
UCAS Parents Guide can be found below.
National Careers Service: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/
Success at School: https://successatschool.org/
Make Happen: https://www.makehappen.org/
Russell Group https://russellgroup.ac.uk/
Student Finance https://www.gov.uk/student-finance
The Complete University Guide https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/courses
Apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships
Please also see the Parent Pack attachment below.
Not going to university?