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Careers Excellence Awards 2019 - Winners!

Careers Leader of the Year Trophy

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On Friday 27th September 2019 Mr Daley and Mrs Hartley attended Burlington House, London for the Careers Excellence Awards 2019.

The Careers Excellence Awards, in partnership with the Gatsby Foundation is a celebration of best practice in careers provision. There were over 200 nominations from schools, colleges, businesses and providers across England for awards in twelve different categories. Winners were chosen by a panel of independent expert judges.

Huntcliff School were nominated for an award in two categories:

Most Progress from a School or College:

“Remarkable progress has been made at Huntcliff, embedding the development and implementation of the careers plan at strategic level, ensuring that the benefit to all students is maximised. There is a clear plan in place setting out what the school needs to develop further and strong endorsement from a recent Ofsted report”

Careers Leader of the Year Award:

“Mrs Hartleyhas taken a transformative approach to the school’s careers programme. There is a clear review and improvement cycle and the programme is revised regularly to ensure outcomes are being met for young people. As a result of her passion and belief in making a difference, every child is given the chance to succeed and the school are working at a strategic level to embed activity for all learners to enrich the curriculum”.

Competition was strong and we are pleased to announce that we received a “Highly Commended” for the first award – Most Progress from a School or College.

We fought of strong competition to win the second and Mrs Hartley collected the award for “Careers Leader of the Year”.

Comments from the Judging Panel:

Mrs Hartley, a senior leader from Huntcliff School in North Lincolnshire, has taken a “transformative approach” to the school’s careers programme. Judges saw a “clear review and improvement cycle”, and found the programme was “revised regularly to ensure outcomes are being met for young people”. Mrs Hartley has re-written the school’s entire careers strategy to align with statutory guidance, and has sought to “actively engage” with the school’s enterprise adviser.

“Despite being a Deputy Head with significant responsibility, Philippa embarked upon the L6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development in order to understand the theory underpinning our careers strategy,” the school said.

“Because of Philippa’s leadership, the school is close to meeting all Gatsby benchmarks. A key strength is her ability to identify and engage appropriate staff to deliver programmes which ensures relevance and impact.”

Claudia Harris, chief executive of the Careers and Enterprise Company, said: “The organisations and individuals recognised are setting the bar in careers provision across England and changing the lives of the children they work with. We are delighted to be able to celebrate their work and look forward to seeing their continued impact in the years ahead.”

Well done to all involved at Huntcliff School – the nominations for these awards alone are testament to the hard work put in by everyone – to receive a highly commended and a win is brilliant!

Thank you.