As part of the Careers and Work Related Learning programme, we offer several events for our students, with different activities aimed at different year groups. We positively advertise external events to our students.
East Barnet School’s Careers Education Programme is embedded into the PHSEE programme and our Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Careers, Mr Drugan, is in school daily, ready to support students as and when they feel they need support.
As part of the careers programme at East Barnet School we invite various speakers into school to talk about their profession or organisation, these have included Google, Fosters & Partners, KPMG and we have recently had a Film Producer/Editor, Pilot, Doctor and a Vet in school. We normally arrange at least two lunchtime talks per half term from different employment sectors, advertising in the school newsletter and within the school internally. All year groups are invited to attend.
The school will also promote a career sector each month both on the Careers SharePoint facility and school careers education noticeboard.
Information about other educational and training providers will be advertised on the school careers noticeboard.
A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers. These include, but are not limited to:
Granting and Refusing Access
Provider access will be granted on the merits of each application and the benefits such a visit will bring to the students. Each request will also be measured-up against our Safeguarding Policy and suitability of the opportunity, as some industries may not be appropriate for students. We are keen to invite providers from a wide range of industries, whether offering career opportunities, apprenticeships, higher education, or work and study. If a provider is refused access, we will explain in detail the reasons why and whether there are steps that can be taken to improve future access. The decision to grant or refuse access is made by our Careers Leader, however, a provider may appeal a decision to the Headteacher. We have strong, positive relationships with all of our current providers, and we look forward to welcoming new providers on board in the future.
Premises and Facilities
The school will make available, an appropriate space for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature to be uploaded to the school’s online careers resource centre: EBS Careers SharePoint, which is managed by the Careers Administrator.
Management of provider access requests Procedure
A provider wishing to request access should contact the Careers Leader via the contact details on this page.
Further information can be found in our Careers Policy on our Policy page.
The school will regularly update its SharePoint page on the school intranet. This facility is the live careers page that enables students to access further information about careers education. We will also inform students and parents of updates via the school newsletter, Twitter account and school noticeboards.
Below are identified career websites that students can use to access careers information about:
If you have a link that you think would be useful to share with the EBS Community, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and if it is suitable, we will add it to our list of useful links.
If you have any questions about the links provided, again, please contact the Careers Leader on email@example.com.
The school will use destination data at key stage transitions as well as regular feedback from students, parents, teachers and employers to measure the impact of our careers programme.
We will conduct an annual review of our programme and actively seek feedback from students, parents, teachers and employers to help improve the teaching and learning of careers education.
InvestIN provides inspirational career-experience programmes to students who aspire to break into some of the world’s most-desirable professions. On our programmes, we aim to create the ‘ultimate work experience’ through interactive simulations, seminars, networking sessions, and career coaching guidance. Around 25,000 students from 71 countries have attended our programmes since our inception, and our movement is gathering pace at an exponential rate.
Skills London is the UK’s biggest jobs and careers event for 15-24 year olds and their families, taking place on 26 & 27 November 2021 at ExCeL London. The event attracts over 33,000 visitors and 240 exhibitors including top employers, colleges, training providers and advisers.
This two-day event provides visitors with the opportunity to discover careers through interactive, inspirational activities and demonstrations, and helps young people visually bridge the gap between what they enjoy doing and what they could potentially do as a career. In addition to being free to attend, schools and colleges are also offered a travel bursary to help with transport costs.
If you are a parent / carer of a young person, you are invited to come along with your family and friends for FREE, on either the Friday or Saturday from 9.30am – 4.00pm. To find out more or to book online, please visit their website.
Smallpeice offer a wide range of exciting and dynamic events that not only educate but raise awareness among students of how the engineering sector contributes to the general and economic wellbeing of society.
*Please note that all courses/programmes are subject to a charge/fee
If you are interested in supporting the school or wish to speak to our students about the training/education opportunities you offer, please contact us. You are also invited to volunteer for one of our advertised activities/events at Inspiring the Future.
We love to hear from previous students of East Barnet School and are always keen to keep in touch during their onward adventures. In 2011 we celebrated our 75th anniversary and had students from across the decades (even in their 90s!) return for a celebration in our new building.
East Barnet School has a long and proud history, with only five Headteachers leading the school over a period of over 80 years. Once students join our school, they begin a lifetime’s association with our community, and many come back to work as teachers or support staff, whilst others send their own children (and even grandchildren) to the school, or offer support as mentors, coaches, interviewers, etc. We also offer former students opportunities for work placements so that they can gain experience, careers advice, or just a sense of belonging to such a vibrant and stimulating community. Former members of staff also remain part of our community, and many of them come back for social occasions or even for career advice and support.
The formal opening of our new school building in March 2011, brought together at least one student from every year group since the school opened in 1937, as well as many dignitaries, local headteachers, and friends of EBS; many visitors described it as the most moving and inspiring day they had spent in any school. Former EBS students came from Australia, New Zealand, and from all parts of the United Kingdom. Both of my daughters, who also attended our school, felt very privileged to represent their year groups (a very large number of our staff send their children to EBS), as did many members of staff (about 20 members of staff were former students).
Our welcome letters to Year 7 students always say “we hope your association with East Barnet School will be long and happy” the EBS Alumni is an organisation which has been set up to ensure this is so.
N. Christou, Former Headteacher (1998 – 2018)
“There is something nice and tangible about being able to create something other people can see. You are producing stuff that goes on BBC1 or BBC2, and people think oh yeah, I recognise that; I saw that the other day.”
“When I was at school I had to do a lot of work experience to get into medical school in the first place. I had to prove that I was dedicated to it and also make sure I really wanted to do it.”
“I think having a very clear vision allows you to be inspired, and also who you compare yourself too, also allows yourself to be inspired.”
“I meet people that want to get into journalism all the time, and the advice I would give them is do something else first. I think that working in a bar, a cafe or a golf club; you meet all different people, they tell you their stories; it means that you can network with everyone. It is that experience, I think, that lends itself to being a good journalist.”
Whether you are a recent leaver, or you have been away for a while, we are delighted that you have taken this opportunity to keep in touch with us and hope that you will take the time to register as a member of the EBS alumni.
The aim of the EBS Alumni is to offer former students, teachers, parents and supporters of East Barnet School opportunities to maintain an active link with our school. We hope to keep you up to date with developments within the school and planned reunions.
By establishing a network of people linked to the school and to each other, we hope to strengthen links with the working community that we can make connections and provide opportunities for both our current and former students. We plan to offer various opportunities for you to share some (or a lot!) of what you have learnt and experienced so far with our students.
As the Assistant Headteacher in charge of the development of the EBS Alumni I look forward to sharing ideas as to how we can build further connections together to support our exceptional institution.
J. Connick, Assistant Headteacher
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