There is much in the media about the ‘UK skills gap’ between the needs of employers and the skill set of school leavers and graduates.
Through partnerships we have developed with leading employers, we have developed the Work Ready Skills Programme strand to our curriculum.
|Adaptability||Able to quickly adapt to working in new and efficient ways in an ever- changing work environment|
|Creativity||Imaginative and innovative in creating something new and effective|
|Time Management||Excellent at planning how much time to spend on specific activities and able to meet deadline|
|Persuasive Communicator||Able to argue, convince or persuade someone to accept a desired way of thinking|
|Team Player||Thrives on working collaboratively to achieve a common goal|
Learning at HVS enables our young people to not only have excellent academic outcomes but to confidently take up their place in the wider world. Links with universities, industry experts, different places of work and in-house ‘real world’ projects through curriculum time and termly Work Ready Skills Days are at the heart of the curriculum. This ensures that by the time students leave HVS they are well prepared for success in their chosen field.
2019-2020 Work Ready Skills Programme
|ACCESS Skill||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11|
|Adaptability||Bollywood Workshops||GCSE Taster Day||RHS Wisley Visit||Study Skills||GSCE Readiness Focus|
|Creativity||E-Safety Day with Eagle Radio||Languages Workshop||Stock Market Exchange||Study Skills||GCSE Readiness Focus|
|Time Management||Bollywood Workshops||GCSE Taster Day||RHS Wisley Visit||University & Employers Link Day||GCSE Readiness Focus|
|Persuasive Communicator||London Visit||Young Enterprise Day||Stock Market Exchange||University & Employers Link Day||GCSE Readiness Focus|
|Team Player||E-Safety Day with Eagle Radio||Languages Workshop||University & Employers Link Day||Careers Day||GCSE Readiness Focus|
Hoe Valley Careers Leader:
Miss E Freed
Tel: 01483 662627
Hoe Valley offers all students an in depth and personalised Careers Programme across the course of the academic year. Our students are given opportunities to discover and develop partnerships with local Universities, interact with local employers and build on their knowledge of future pathways through performances in school. Through Drop Down days, students are able to work specifically to build on the skills needed to ensure they are ‘work ready’ as well as focusing on this during lessons; whether it be stand-alone work related lessons, through PSHE during tutor time (Skills Builder) or as part of their personalised curriculum. We also work with Innervate Careers Service where our students, from Year 10 onwards, benefit from one to one appointments with our advisor Claire Milne.
Useful Careers Website Links & Information;
Please click on the link below to be taken to our official BeReady HVS website where you can explore up to date Labour Market Information, compare careers on the careerometer and soon we will be able to enrol students onto microlearning courses
Other useful websites and Information