The Future Zone


Hello and welcome to the Future Zone where you can find information about the opportunities available to you when you graduate from Haven High Academy. My name is Elaine Dutton and I will be here in the Future Zone for you to drop in after school and during break and lunch. If you want more of a sit-down chat, you can also make an appointment to see me for a bit longer. Parents can make an appointment too if they would like to discuss your options. I will also be available at most Parents’ Evenings and Y8 Options Evening.

In the Future Zone you won’t only find information about careers, you can find information on every step of your career journey, from Year 8 options, college or sixth form pathways, university choices and apprenticeships. You can also find out about employability skills and get help with CVs and applications.

Here at Haven High Academy, we believe that showing you the almost limitless number of options you have for your future will help you find a goal to aim for, and with this goal in mind, achieve your potential in whichever direction you decide to go. We will support you in your choices, but we will challenge your thinking to ensure you have explored all opportunities available, even some you didn’t know existed or thought were ‘for somebody else’. We want you to become more than you ever thought you could be, and to grasp more than you ever thought you could reach. We believe in you. We hope you do too.


Current Careers Programme

Year 7 –  It’s never too early to think about your future

  • aspirations assembly – LincHigher
  • university visit
  • Who am I?


Year 8

  • Aspirations assembly – LincHigher
  • Big Bang Fair
  • options assembly
  • options evening
  • 1-1 guidance interview if requested, parents too

Year 9

  • Aspirations assembly – LincHigher
  • NEC Birmingham World Skills show trip
  • Goal mapping sessions
  • Building resilience
  • Mock Trial – court room experience
  • Haven High Enterprise project
  • Let’s Pitch it – enterprise project

Year 10

  • 1-1 Personal Careers Guidance Interviews
  • Aspirations assembly – LincHigher
  • FE information and taster days
  • HE information and taster days
  • Apprenticeship talk
  • Skills Humber trip
  • Work experience
  • Employability Skills workshops
  • Haven High Enterprise project

Year 11

  • 1-1 Personal Careers Guidance Interviews and follow ups
  • Aspirations assembly – LincHigher
  • Post 16 options assemblies and provider talks
  • Apprenticeship talk
  • Destinations fair
  • Employability Skills workshops
  • CV and application support

All year groups

  • Careers Education and Employability Skills covered during form time and as part of the Social Studies curriculum.
  • National Careers Week activities
  • Internal careers fairs
  • Future Zone at break, lunch or by appointment
  • KUDOS career planning tool/platform
  • Drop-in Q and A sessions with guest speakers


Provider Access Policy