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HEPA Blog: Including Careers and LMI in the Curriculum - A focus on Gatsby 2 and 4.

HEPA Blog: Including Careers and LMI in the Curriculum – A focus on Gatsby 2 and 4.

Wednesday 9th January 2019

HEPA Gatsby Benchmarks

Part of our series of blogs from our Higher Education Progression Advisers. In 2014, a report produced by the Gatsby Foundation, ‘The Good Career Guidance Report’, set out eight benchmarks that schools could use as a framework for improving their careers provision. The eight benchmarks for schools and colleges are: A stable careers programme Learning from Career and Labour Market…

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Parent Blog: Jennie - Ongoing Support

Parent Blog: Jennie – Ongoing Support

Friday 14th December 2018

Parents Ongoing Support

Jennie has two sons, the eldest is currently at Loughborough University, studying a sports coaching degree and the youngest son is working through his GCSEs. You are now at the stage where your son/daughter has started their course. I get asked this question all the time, ‘How can I support my child when they are not at home?’ My answer…

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Parent Blog: Stella - Ongoing Support

Parent Blog: Stella – Ongoing Support

Friday 14th December 2018

Parents Ongoing Support

Stella has two daughters who both have degrees, one of which progressed via A levels onto University and the second completed an Open University degree after originally completing BTEC and A level qualifications. One of the hardest things for any parent to do is to gradually ‘let go’ of their child as I know all too well.  Even when our…

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HEPA Blog: What do the Gatsby Benchmarks mean for schools?

HEPA Blog: What do the Gatsby Benchmarks mean for schools?

Wednesday 5th December 2018

HEPA Gatsby Benchmarks

Part of our series of blogs from our Higher Education Progression Advisers. In October, Gideon, our college HEPA, wrote a blog post titled “What do the Gatsby Benchmarks mean for FE and sixth form colleges?”. We’ve now written an update for school staff.  For those new to the ‘Gatsby benchmarks’, they were introduced in 2014 and are 8 benchmarks that…

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HEPA Blog: 5 Personal Statement Resources to Use With Your Students

HEPA Blog: 5 Personal Statement Resources to Use With Your Students

Monday 5th November 2018

HEPA The Application Process

Part of our series of blogs from our Higher Education Progression Advisers. As most Year 13s considering university will be writing their personal statement this term, the Higher Education Progression Advisers (HEPAs) wanted to share some of the resources we use to support you in helping students with their personal statements, or to pass onto colleagues who are new to…

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Parent Blog: Jennie - Transition

Parent Blog: Jennie – Transition

Friday 19th October 2018

Parents Transition

Jennie has two sons, the eldest is currently at Loughborough University, studying a sports coaching degree and the youngest son is working through his GCSEs. Now your son/daughter has achieved their grades for the university that they have chosen as their first choice, they will be starting to think about moving away from home. This can be a very exciting…

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