Contact us on (01255) 245 460



Careers Statement

Successful careers guidance is essential to raising the aspirations of our young people, and by this, that of the community also. Developing skills and an understanding of how to apply them is a key element of faculty programmes at Key Stage 3, allowing students to better comprehend career paths that would be suited to them. As young people are nurtured through the school employment pathways and further education, destinations become the focal point of mentoring and independent guidance programmes. Developing independent, resilient young people who are able to be successful in the work environment is central to the school’s role within the community.

Careers Contact

Mr Chris Herron, Assistant Headteacher, Infrastructures and Futures


Telephone: 01255 245460

Careers Policy

Our Careers Policy includes:
  • A summary of the careers programme
  • Details as to how stakeholders can access information regarding the careers programme.
  • How the school measures and assess the impact of the careers programme on pupils.
The school’s safeguarding policy sets out the school’s approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students.
The Safeguarding and Careers Policies can be found on our HDHS Policies via the button below.

Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance intranet

You can access our HDHS Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Hub by clicking on the careers logo, which gives comprehensive and up-to-date advice on the following and much more:
  • Labour Market Information (LMI) and Careers Posters
  • Provider Access Requests
  • Virtual Careers Convention 2020
  • Post 16 Options
  • Employability Skills and CVs
  • UCAS/University Options
  • Gatsby Bench Marks


Say hello to Xello!

Xello is an engaging online program that helps students build the skills, knowledge and plans to be future ready. The programme uses an investigative, discovery-based learning process. Students better understand themselves, their future career options, and the 21st century skills they’ll need to succeed.

Here’s how it works…..

The Student Experience with Xello

With Xello, your child will:

(1) Build Self-knowledge

Define their interests, skills, preferences, and aspirations so they can explore the opportunities right for them.

(2) Explore Options

Learn about career possibilities and educational pathways by exploring rich, engaging content and lessons.

(3) Create a Plan

Your child can create dynamic actionable plans that outline the steps needed to achieve school, career, and life goals.

(4) Learn & Reassess

Interactive lessons help your child develop age appropriate skills and knowledge for success in school and beyond.


Students can log onto Xello by clicking on the button below:

How to Get Started

Xello presentation