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Gatsby deadline, one year to go. Are you ready?

Gatsby deadline, one year to go. Are you ready?

Friday 10th January 2020

HEPA

The Gatsby benchmarks were originally introduced in a report by The Gatsby Foundation in 2013 with the deadline of the end of 2020 for schools to meet the requirements for each benchmark. The careers and enterprise company published its State of the Nation Report in September 2019, which reported on the progress schools were making towards meeting the benchmarks. The…

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Learning from student voices

Learning from student voices

Friday 6th December 2019

HEPA

As team of Higher Education Progression advisers, we are always keen to keep on improving the work we do with students. During our feedback fortnight we collected and analysed feedback from group sessions with 153 students in 7 schools or colleges and one to one guidance sessions with 30 students to see if there was any impact on the students’…

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Supporting students to choose their post 16 routes

Supporting students to choose their post 16 routes

Wednesday 6th November 2019

HEPA Ongoing Support

Following on from October’s blog, ‘Supporting students to choose their higher education route’ below are some of the questions and resources we use when speaking to students. We recognise that lots of you will be advising students on their post 16 choices at the moment, so hopefully these will assist you. Questions to ask students Do your ideas fit in…

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Supporting students to choose their higher education route

Supporting students to choose their higher education route

Thursday 3rd October 2019

HEPA Choices and Pathways

A huge (and belated) welcome back for the academic year from the HEPA team. We’re delighted to be out and about delivering activities in your centres this term, with a particular focus on supporting students to make competitive HE applications. As such, we thought it would be timely to include some key questions that you can be encouraging students to…

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How can you meet Gatsby 7?

How can you meet Gatsby 7?

Thursday 16th May 2019

The Gatsby bench mark that many schools and colleges across the country are finding a challenge to meet is Gatsby 7. This benchmark is ‘Encounters with further and higher education’. The Gatsby foundation summarises this as: “All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning…

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HEPA Vlog: Careers of the Future

HEPA Vlog: Careers of the Future

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

HEPA Choices and Pathways

Part of our series of blogs from our Higher Education Progression Advisers. This short vlog highlights findings from recent research around how the world of work may develop in the future. It flags up key skills and attributes crucial for young people to develop and flags up key resources which can be used by advisers and teachers working with young…

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