Our youngsters at Honywood are encouraged to begin the process of researching Post 16 options towards the end of Cohort 10 with guidance from their Learning Group Leader during LS3 time and our dedicated member of staff Mrs Wiggins, who is available to discuss careers and further education in one to one appointments. Local providers deliver assemblies to our youngsters and presentation evenings to the families.
Honywood Careers Programme and Support
Careers Information and Guidance at Honywood School is committed to setting our learners on the right pathways to enhance their employability in order to enable them to compete and flourish in a competitive, fast-moving knowledge-based economy. In order to achieve this we provide a coherent programme of activities, underpinned by a Careers Policy, that aims to improve learner self-awareness, enhance interest and aspiration, inform, inspire and motivate young people, and helps to prepare them for work and to understand where different education and training choices could take them in the future. We expect our learners to become independent, mature and empowered, able to make excellent decisions about the lives they lead whilst at our school, as well as learning how to be happy and successful in the lives they will lead on leaving us.
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We have close ties to local Post 16 providers in Colchester and Braintree and youngsters are encouraged to visit Open Events and see what pathway will be the right one for them. Many transition each year to the Sixth Form College Colchester to study A levels or the IB (International Baccalaureate). A number of youngsters, who prefer a different style of learning transition to the Colchester Institute to study vocational courses in a variety of subjects such as engineering, music technology, dance and media (some of these courses are also available at their Braintree campus). Other youngsters transition to a variety of colleges and School Sixth forms such as Writtle College (particularly if they are interested in animals/agriculture), Chelmsford College, Braintree 6th Form, Suffolk One and of course others go to local Grammar Schools. A growing number of learners are aiming for an Apprenticeship. Learners are encouraged to visit and apply to as many colleges as possible to ensure that when they leave Honywood, they have made fully informed choices about the right pathway for them.